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New Lincoln coin launched in D.C.

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The Abraham Lincoln Presidential dollar was officially introduced to the public Nov. 19 by Mint Director Ed Moy in a special ceremony at Lincoln’s Cottage on the grounds of the Armed Forces Retirement Home in Washington, D.C.

Moy noted that the ceremony was held “in the same month that Lincoln won election 150 years ago and became the 16th President of the United States.”

This is the 16th issue in the Presidential series that started in 2007. New coins are issued at a rate of four new designs each year.

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Moy was joined by Erin Carlson Mast, the director of Lincoln’s Cottage.

After the ceremony, children in attendance were each given a free Lincoln dollar. Adults were able to purchase 25-coin rolls for face value.

The rolls had gone up for sale on the Mint’s website the day prior. The price for an uncirculated roll of either Denver or Philadelphia coins is $35.95 each plus a $4.95 per order shipping and handling charge.

Visit www.usmint.gov for more information.

Also noted by the Mint was the fact that the ceremony was held on the 147th anniversary of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address.

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