Abraham Lincoln was one of America’s greatest and most beloved Presidents. He was elected in 1860 on the strength of his anti-slavery views. He led the Union through the Civil War from 1861-1865, and his Emancipation Proclamation in 1863 freed the slaves. He was assassinated in 1865, shortly after starting his second term.
In 2010, the U.S. Mint issued the Abraham Lincoln coin in the Presidential Dollars series. It was a one-time-only golden-colored coin that was struck for only about three months. The coin is now long out of issue and is no longer available from the U.S. Mint.
Lincoln was also featured on the $5 bill when the small-sized notes were introduced in 1928. The last $5 U.S. Note was issued in the Series of 1963. The United States Note was one of several different types of currency circulating in the early 1960’s. United States Notes are very distinctive, because they were the only small-sized currency issued with a red Treasury seal and red serial numbers. The note features a portrait of Lincoln on the front. The portrait was based on a photograph taken by famed Civil War photographer Mathew Brady on February 9, 1864 (towards the end of the Civil War and a little more than a year before Lincoln’s assassination). The back depicts the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. The last $5 United States Notes were withdrawn by the government and destroyed in the 1960’s, leaving few for collectors and historians.
The set is presented in a custom wallet with a story card that explains the historical background and importance of the items. 7.5” x 4” x .25”