2016 1-oz Silver Abraham Lincoln Silver Commemorative Mercanti Designed

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A Celebration Worthy of American’s Beloved President Lincoln

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service a 12-ft. tall monumental bronze cast of Augustus Saint-Gaudens' sculpture Abraham Lincoln: The Man was unveiled at the Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site. "The Standing Lincoln is in many ways the reason we have a National Park in Cornish today," said Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site Superintendent Rick Kendall. "Saint-Gaudens moved to Cornish specifically to work on this piece, and found a local model to pose for the sculpture.”

A Great Admirer of Lincoln
As a youngster, Augustus had watched as Lincoln’s travelcade moved through New York on his way to Washington, DC, for his inauguration as President of the United States, and, after his assassination, he had witnessed Lincolns’ body lying in state in city hall. The 1884 commission for the “Standing Lincoln” held great meaning for Saint-Gaudens. In 1887, the “Standing Lincoln” was installed in Chicago’s Lincoln Park and has become the most popular monument of Abraham Lincoln.

This National Historic Site Abraham Lincoln the Man Medal is minted in 1 oz. of 99.9% pure silver. The obverse depicts a bust of Abraham Lincoln created by the 12th Chief Engraver of the U.S. Mint, John Mercanti. The bust of Lincoln rises off the background in a high relief look. The reverse features the inscription: Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site, welcomes “Abraham Lincoln: The Man” Bronze monument By Augustus Saint-Gaudens, along with the date June 26, 2016, when the statue was unveiled at the Cornish Site.

  • 1 oz. of 99.9% pure silver
  • High Relief- Lincoln rises above the background
  • Obverse Designed by John Mercanti- 12th Chief Engraver of the United States Mint

Abraham Lincoln is considered by many to be the greatest president of the United States. Each medal comes with its Certificate of Authenticity and housed in a plastic vinyl flip in a black velvet pouch. Inspired by Lincoln, sculpted by Saint-Gaudens, and re-imagined by Mercanti, this 2016 "Abraham Lincoln: The Man" One-Ounce Silver Medal is a must have for any fan of Honest Abe.

Year of Issue 2016
Country United States
Composition Silver
Purity 0.9990
Condition Uncirculated
Coin Weight 31.1 Grams - g
Weight 1 Ounce - oz
Dimensions 38mm
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