The Osborne Mint has issued the third installment in its “American Legacy Collection™,” a one-ounce .999 fine silver round paying tribute to the 1909-S Lincoln cent.
The portrait of Abraham Lincoln and “1909” and “S” markings feature on the round’s convex obverse.
“The silver blanks for this collectible are actually struck three times with domed, deep relief dies with a force greater than 160 tons,” according to the firm. “In this manner the imagery can be pressed into the round with a depth of .070-inch deep, compared to traditional reliefs of .012-inch deep.”
The timing of this commemorative release coincides with both the 210th anniversary of Lincoln’s birth and the 110th anniversary of the Lincoln cent.
Preceding this piece in the American Legacy Collection are rounds commemorating the 1913 Buffalo nickel and the 1893 Morgan dollar. A round marking the 1964 Kennedy half dollar, set for release in late fall of 2019, will complete the set.
Each round measures 39.1 mm in diameter, is individually numbered on the edge and comes with a certificate of authenticity. They are available as a polished proof, antiqued or with a gold plating two-tone finish.
The 1909-S Lincoln round can be purchased only through a certified precious metals dealer such as APMEX or JM Bullion. Pricing will be determined by the current silver and gold markets at the time of purchase. For more information, visit www.osbornemint.com.