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United States Bicentennial silver bar

Creator:
Madison Mint
Location:
Unknown place made
Origin Date:
1974-1976
Materials:
metal
Measurements:
overall: 2 in x 1 1/8 in x 1/16 in
Item ID:
71.2009.082.0730
Holding Institution:
Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum
Available for Viewing:
No
Category:
Three-dimensional Objects

Description

This one-ounce silver bar features the right profile of President Abraham Lincoln in a polished oval surrounded by 50 stars. Inscribed below the oval is "Abraham Lincoln, 1861-1865" with "One ounce .999 fine silver" near the bottom of the bar. On the reverse is the seal of the United States with "1776-1976 Bi-Centennial" inscribed around the seal. The remainder of the reverse is blank. This is one of a series of 37 silver bar Presidential Cameos minted by the Madison Mint to commemorate the United States Bicentennial in 1976. Part of the Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum