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P.L. 109-285, The Abraham Lincoln Commemorative Coin Act

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H.R. 2808 (enacted as Public Law 109-285) authorizes the U.S. Mint to produce a $1 silver coin in calendar year 2009 to commemorate the bicentennial of the birth of Abraham Lincoln. The legislation specifies a surcharge of $10 on the sale of each coin and designates the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission, a government commission established by the Congress to study and recommend activities to commemorate Lincolns bicentennial, to receive the income from the surcharge to further the work of the commission in honoring Lincoln's accomplishments.

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