What is this Lincoln Medal set?!

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by kden, Apr 12, 2021.

  1. kden

    kden Active Member

    Hello all! I just got this set from my friend after he found it while thrifting and it was so cool I couldn't pass it up. But I actually don't know much about it. I know it's a commemoration medal, I THINK it's copper, but I don't know where or when they were made or of we overpayed at $30!

    I tried looking up the set with the best of my knowledge but all I get are pennies, books and documentaries! I did see one eBay listing with the FULL set but it was in silver! It was very cool!

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  3. tommyc03

    tommyc03 Senior Member

    @kden I believe this link is the same set as you have. I would not pay much attention to what the seller is asking though for a price. In my travels I have seen many of these sets cost the customer a lot of money only to find later that this type of material goes into a dealer junk bin. The American Mint, a private medal maker in PA. lists all their new pieces at generally around $79.95 and later sells them for $10.00. They claim, like this set that they are low mintage, generally around 10,000 pieces or sets and that they have immense collector value. That just is not so. I'm very sorry to say that although these may appear as nice, they are bait for an unwary new collector. Did you over pay? Not if you really like them. But please do not expect that will rise in value anytime soon. The Life Of Lincoln (778/10,000) Book And Rare Coin Collection | eBay
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  4. tommyc03

    tommyc03 Senior Member

    I might add... The description in the link says sterling silver and 24 K gold. All those in the picture appear to be the same as yours-bronze.
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  5. kden

    kden Active Member

    This was a great answer thank you! Personally I'm happy with what I payed. They appeal to my eye haha. So you think they are from the American mint? Or was that just an example of the business these type of cheap metal coins derive around? I'm more interested in finding out when and where they were minted so I can put them into my own album full of detail :)
  6. tommyc03

    tommyc03 Senior Member

    That was just an example, these are from the "Lincoln Mint". Still a private issuing entity and not associated with any government Mint. Pretty sure they were issued in 2009, the same year as the U.S. Mint issued the 4 different designs of the Lincoln Cent. This Lincoln Mint was taking advantage of all the hoopla over our issuing coins to commemorate Lincoln at the same time.
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  7. kden

    kden Active Member

    Yeah they definitely don't look at all close to gold or silver. It's odd that the original COA would say that. Or at least what looks like it in the eBay posting but anything could be faked at that point I guess.
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