US Lincoln Kennedy Penny  1959 to 1980
US Lincoln Kennedy Penny 1959 to 1980

It turns out an eager entrepreneur discovered several compelling similarities between presidents John F. Kennedy and Abraham Lincoln. Both were assassinated, for instance. In the 1970s the entrepreneur stamped regular one cent coins with a crude image of JFK and sold them, usually with an 'official commemorative' card, for a few dollars each. If you look on eBay, you can still find these traded for the same few dollars each. The penny itself, of course, is worth one penny. The card might be a collector's item by now.

Coin: 3680 , Genre: United States
Requested by: fiyaman, Mon, 12-Apr-2010 13:12:23 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Sat, 04-May-2013 12:19:13 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Mon, 17-Nov-2014 01:59:09 GMT
Requester description: 1968 liberty it has two heads one lincoln and one kennedy on back has united states of america
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I have a 1980 JFK just found today in my pocket change - Amanda
Nice. It is still possible to find decent collector coins in circulation. Perhaps, Amanda, you are a Coin Roll Hunter (CRH). We have a page for you at this link [Press Here]. Happy collecting! - CoinQuest (Paul)

We just found one dated 1981D JFK penny - Lou
Interesting...I recently saw one with a 1985 date. The JFK image was slightly different than the ones described on this page. It seems that Lincoln cents are popular coins for creating novelty items! - CoinQuest (Todd)




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