Truly innovative, this coin has an ultra high relief reverse with a dished design that creates a three-dimensional view of the Lincoln Memorial.
- Contains 2 oz of .999 fine silver.
- Comes in original mint box with a certificate of authenticity.
- Mintage of only 650 coins.
- Obverse: Carries an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II exclusive to Pobjoy Mint.
- Reverse: Features the seated figure of Abraham Lincoln produced in Ultra High Relief and incused. Design is based on the statue situated in the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC.
- The high relief strike and dished design add depth and dimension to the reverse of the coin.
- Guaranteed by the British government.
This coin is a fantastic addition to any numismatic collection. Add this 2016 BVI Silver $10 Abraham Lincoln Ultra High Relief coin to your cart today!
The Civil Rights Act of 1866 was a natural extension of President Abraham Lincoln’s 1863 Emancipation Proclamation and other initiatives he enacted before his assassination in 1865. It was designed to protect the rights of African-Americans and former slaves, and it laid the groundwork for the civil rights movement a century later.
The Civil Rights Act was the first United States federal law to define U.S. citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by law. To commemorate the 150th anniversary of this landmark legislation, this phenomenal Ultra High Relief coin depicts the dramatic seated figure of Lincoln from the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.
The Ultra High Relief image is accomplished through multiple high-pressure strikes on a double-thick Piedfort planchet, creating a deep design that is truly three-dimensional.
The statue in the Lincoln Memorial was carved by Piccirilli Brothers under the supervision of the sculptor Daniel Chester French and took four years to complete. The statue, which was originally intended to be only 10 feet/3 meters tall finally stood at 19 feet/5.8 meters tall and this amazing coin is a fitting tribute to one of the best known Presidents of the United States.
The idea that countries, big or small, can and should have their own coinage is what pushed the Pobjoy Mint forward. Pobjoy approached the Isle of Man government to begin a program of collector coins with corresponding values and specifications as British coins. In 1972, the Pobjoy Mint created the first practical set of coins for the Isle of Man including a 1/2 penny and up to 50 pence coins. These coins included historical and cultural elements, such as the Isle of Man’s distinctive three-legged “Triskele” insignia.
Since then, the Pobjoy Mint has issued an array of innovative and artistic coins sought after by some of the choosiest collectors. One particular contribution to numismatics and coin production was the development of the world’s first satisfactory man-made Precious Metal, called Virenium, which has been used in high denomination coinage since 1978. This was hailed worldwide as the first significant breakthrough in coinage from the last century.
The Pobjoy Mint provides circulation and collector coinage for 12 countries and territories, and that number is ever increasing. Pobjoy Mint has been consistently recognized within the numismatic industry for their innovations, including 45 “firsts” such as the first Silver one kilo coin, the first coin in the shape of the Eiffel Tower, the first titanium coin and the world’s highest relief coin. The Pobjoy Mint has demonstrated their ability to push the limits of the coin industry to surprising achievements and new heights.