Lincoln's Image to Grace $1 Coin
A former president is getting some face time with the nation’s money. On November 18, the United States Mint will introduce the new Presidential $1 Coin bearing Abraham Lincoln’s visage.
Though many people have probably had limited contact with $1 coins—save an inconvenient incident with a Metro
farecard machine and a $20 bill—this is actually the 16th
edition of the coin.
The coin’s obverse (heads side) design, created by Mint sculptor-engraver Don Everhart
, has an image of Lincoln as well as the inscriptions “Abraham Lincoln,” “In God We Trust,” “16th
President” and “1861-1865.”
The U.S. Mint
is providing banks with the coins. The new legal tender is also good for collecting, the Mint notes.
The new $1 coin may not necessarily excite consumers with pockets, or small wallets, congratulations are in order for Mr. Lincoln. It seems he has upgraded a hundred fold—from being the face of the penny to the face of the dollar.