The Lincoln-Kennedy Connection


Tomorrow is the 209th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birthday, Feb. 12, 1809. 

These Lincoln-Kennedy pennies in our collection make a great gift for this Presidents' Day, which is Feb. 19, 2018. They are uncirculated Lincoln Head pennies that are stamped, or counterstruck, with a profile reproduction of John F. Kennedy looking at Lincoln. 

Until supplies run out, Ferris Coin Co. is offering these for $1.50 apiece or two for $2.50. Available at our store at 199 Wolf Road in Colonie or contact us and we will ship for free anywhere in the Lower 48*.

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The pennies are affixed on card stock listing the following:


  • Lincoln was elected in 1860
  • Kennedy was elected in 1960
  • There are seven letters in each name
  • Both Presidents were slain on Friday
  • Both were slain in the presence of their wives
  • Both were directly concerned with Civil Rights
  • Both Presidents had legality of elections contested
  • Kennedy’s secretary Lincoln warned him not to go to Dallas
  • Lincoln’s secretary Kennedy warned him not to go the theater
  • Both of their successors were named Johnson
    • Andrew Johnson, Lyndon Johnson
    • Each name contains 13 letters
    • Both served in the U.S. Senate
    • Both were southern democrats
    • Lyndon Johnson born 1908
    • Andrew Johnson born 1808
  • 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
  • Booth and Oswald were murdered before trial could be arranged
  • Lincoln and Kennedy were carried in death on the same caisson
  • Booth and Oswald were born one hundred years apart
  • Lee Harvey Oswald, John Wilkes Booth - each name has 15 letters

* [ Please don’t take our shipping offer as a snub to Alaska, the purchase of which was engineered by Lincoln’s Secretary of State, William Henry Seward, an 1820 graduate of Union College in our neighboring city of Schenectady, NY ]

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