Lincoln – Kennedy Cent

At the last Bel Mar Coin Club Monthly Meeting my son was given a 1974 uncirculated Lincoln Cent with a profile image of President John F. Kennedy engraved onto the Cent so the 2 Presidents are facing each other on the Obverse of the coin.  (see the scanned image below)

Lincoln-Kennedy Cent

Here are the Astonishing Coincidences with these 2 Presidents:

Lincoln was elected in 1860; Kennedy in 1960

There are 7 letters in each last name

Both men were slain on a Friday in the presence of their wives

Both were directly concerned with Civil Rights

Kennedy’s secretary named Lincoln warned him not to go to Dallas;

Lincoln’s secretary named Kennedy warned him not to go to the Theater.

Both of their successor’s were named Johnson; Andrew Johnson was born in 1808, and Lyndon Johnson was born in 1908.

Booth and Oswald were both Southerners favoring unpopular ideas.

Oswald shot Kennedy from a Warehouse and hid in a Theater.

Booth shot Lincoln in a Theater and hid in a Warehouse.

Pretty Astonishing!