Lincoln-Kennedy Penny.

N.p. N.p., n.y. Glossy heavy stock 2 3/4" X 7" card printed in brown ink with Lincoln 1973-D one-cent coin attached near top. Very good. Faint edgewear. Item #42639

What the whoopie cushion and fake dog poo are to practical jokes, what wax lips and candy cigarettes are to the inappropriate candy of our childhoods, the "Lincoln-Kennedy Penny" is to legitimate Lincolniana -- just the tackiest, tawdriest Lincoln souvenir imaginable. Below the large brown ink title is affixed a Lincoln penny with miniscule portrait of Lincoln at left and JFK at right, with caption below reading: "This uncirculated Lincoln Head penny is stamped with a profile reproduction of John F. Kennedy looking-at-Lincoln. This unusual commemorative piece is truly a collector's item." That's right: Nose to nose with Lincoln's right-facing profile a 3/8" tallleft-facing JFK profile has been stamped, nose to nose. Below this caption is a list of 23 "Astonishing Coincidences" sure to baffle the feeble-minded: Mind-staggering analogies such as "Lincoln was elected in 1860 Kennedy was elected in 1960" and "Kennedy's secretary Lincoln warned him not to go to Dallas Lincoln's secretary Kennedy warned him not to go to the theater" (by the way, researchers have failed to identify anyone in the Lincoln administration named Kennedy). As kids, such outrageous syllogisms left us awestruck; today they serve as nostalgic reminders of youthful innocence. Undated, but likely issued close to the year of this Lincoln cent, 1973.

Price: $15.00

See all items in Books, Abraham Lincoln, Miscellany
See all items by