Lincoln to be honored with a special $1 coin

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The Abraham Lincoln Commemorative Coin Act (P.L. 109-285) was signed into law on 27 September 2006. This law directs the Secretary of the Treasury to mint coins to commemorate the bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln’s birth. These coins should be representative of Lincoln’s life and legacy. The Treasury can only mint up to 500,000 of the one-dollar coins and they are to be distributed for only one year, beginning 1 January 2009. Representative Ray LaHood of Illinois introduced P.L. 109-285 in the House back in June of 2005.

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