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One of the most quoted speeches in U.S. history, Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address at the dedication of the Soldiers' National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania on the afternoon of November 19, 1863, four and a half months after the Union armies defeated those of the Confederacy at the Battle of Gettysburg. In just over 2 minutes, Lincoln redefined the meaning of democracy.
February 12, 2009, marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln. This shy, unassuming attorney from the backwoods of Illinois is revered as America’s greatest President for his firm hand and diligence during America’s bleakest and bloodiest period – the Civil War. His famed speech on the Battlefield of Gettysburg started the healing of a country divided, although
it would take another 1 1/2 years for the war to officially end. When he was assassinated just six days after the end of the Civil War, his legacy was forever cemented in history.
To celebrate the bicentennial of the birth of America’s greatest President – Abraham Lincoln – AMERICAN MINT has created an exclusive coin set. This limited edition set features a genuine 1963 Lincoln Penny to honor the 100th anniversary of his most famous speech: the Gettysburg Address. It also includes an AMERICAN MINT exclusive Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address commemorative coin, minted to the highest quality “Proof” standard in copper-rich bronze, like that of the penny. This historic coin set is strictly limited to only 20,000 sets worldwide, includes a brief history of the Gettysburg Address and comes encased in a clear acrylic.
capsule to preserve it for generations to come – a true collector’s item.
The set includes a Lincoln penny and unique Lincoln commemorative coin:
Genuine 1963 Lincoln Penny
• Authentic U.S. currency minted in 1963 – the 100th anniversary of Lincoln’s famous speech at Gettysburg
• 19 mm in diameter (.75")
Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address Commemorative Coin
• Highest minting quality “Proof”
• Minted in copper-rich bronze – like the anniversary penny
• 40 mm in diameter (1.6")
Limitation 20,000 pieces Material Bronze patinated / coin: Copper Zinc Weight 32 g / coin: 3.1 gram Measures Diameter: 40 mm / coin: 19.05 mm Quality Proof / coin: Circulating Issue Year 2008 / coin: 1963 Reverse Abraham Lincoln Obverse Dedication of Gettysburg 1863
American Mint charges a flat rate of $4.95 shipping and handling fee for all Internet orders.
6% sales tax will be added to all PA orders.