The United States Mint will begin sales of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Silver Medal later today. The one-ounce, 99.99% silver medal will go on sale at Noon Eastern, 9:00 AM Pacific. The medal is priced at $75, and sales are expected to be strong given the popularity of the 16th President of The United States of America.
Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865) was an American lawyer, politician and statesman who served as the 16th president of the United States from 1861 until his assassination in 1865. Lincoln led the Union through the American Civil War to defend the nation as a constitutional union and succeeded in abolishing slavery, bolstering the federal government, and modernizing the U.S. economy.
The Lincoln Presidential Medal will feature a profile image of the President on the Obverse, with the Reverse featuring a wreath of oak and laurel within a pearled ring with the inscription “INAUGURATED PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES MARCH 4, 1861. SECOND TERM MARCH 4, 1865. ASSASSINATED APRIL 14, 1865.”
The Lincoln Medal represents the sixteenth in the Presidential Silver Medal series and the second of four to be released in 2023. In addition to the James Buchanan and Abraham Lincoln medals, medals honoring Andrew Johnson and Ulysses S. Grant will be released later this year.