LINC0LN CENTS 1959-DATE
2009-S PRESIDENCY

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Coin Details

Origin/Country: UNITED STATES
Design Description: CENTS - LINCOLN, BICENTENNIAL & SHIELD REVERSES, PROOF
Item Description: 1C 2009 S BRONZE PRESIDENCY
Full Grade: NGC PF 70 RD ULTRA CAMEO
Owner: Kings.Ransom

Set Details

Custom Sets: This coin is not in any custom sets.
Competitive Sets: LIFE 0F LINC0LN 2009   Score: 409
2009 PR00F SET   Score: 409
2009 SILVER PR00F SET   Score: 409
LINC0LN CENTS 1959-DATE   Score: 409
Research: NGC Coin Explorer NGC Coin Price Guide

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2009-S BRONZE 1C LIFE OF LINCOLN PRESIDENCY PF70 RD Ultra Cameo 3323792-013 On November 6, 1860, Lincoln was elected the 16th president of the United States, beating Democrat Stephen A. Douglas, John C. Breckinridge of the Southern Democrats, and John Bell of the new Constitutional Union Party. He was the first president from the Republican Party. Winning entirely on the strength of his support in the North and West, no ballots were cast for him in 10 of the 15 Southern slave states, and he won only two of 996 counties in all the Southern states. Lincoln received 1,866,452 votes, Douglas 1,376,957 votes, Breckinridge 849,781 votes, and Bell 588,789 votes. Turnout was 82.2 percent, with Lincoln winning the free Northern states, as well as California and Oregon. Douglas won Missouri, and split New Jersey with Lincoln. Bell won Virginia, Tennessee, and Kentucky, and Breckinridge won the rest of the South. Although Lincoln won only a plurality of the popular vote, his victory in the electoral college was decisive: Lincoln had 180 and his opponents added together had only 123. There were fusion tickets in which all of Lincoln's opponents combined to support the same slate of Electors in New York, New Jersey, and Rhode Island, but even if the anti-Lincoln vote had been combined in every state, Lincoln still would have won a majority in the Electoral College.

As Lincoln's election became evident, secessionists made clear their intent to leave the Union before he took office the next March. On December 20, 1860, South Carolina took the lead by adopting an ordinance of secession; by February 1, 1861, Florida, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, and Texas followed. Six of these states then adopted a constitution and declared themselves to be a sovereign nation, the Confederate States of America. The upper South and border states (Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Missouri, and Arkansas) listened to, but initially rejected, the secessionist appeal. President Buchanan and President-elect Lincoln refused to recognize the Confederacy, declaring secession illegal. The Confederacy selected Jefferson Davis as its provisional President on February 9, 1861

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