- The first Republican to be elected President, Lincoln garnered less than 40% of the popular vote. He won because the Democrats fielded two candidates- Stephen Douglas from the North and John Breckinridge from the South - thus splitting the votes.
- In 1863, Robert Todd, son of the President and First Lady, was saved from being run over by atrain. The man who saved him was Edwin Booth, a brother of John Wilkes Booth.
- The first President to be assassinated.
- Was known to have suffered from serious bouts of depression
Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth, upon this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived, and so dedicated, can long endure.We are met here on a great battlefield of that war.We have come to dedicate a portion of it as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.
But in a larger sense we can not dedicate - we can not consecrate - we can not hallow this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled, here, have consecrated it far above our poor power to add or detract. The world willlittle note, nor long remember, what we say here, but can never forget what they did here. It is for us, the living, rather to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they have, thus far, so nobly carried on. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us - that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they here gave the lastfull measure of devotion - that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain; that this nation shall have a new birth of freedom; and that this government of the people, by thepeople, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.
Abraham Lincoln at the dedication of the National Cemetery in Gettysburg, PA
This two-coin set features a genuine 1963 Lincoln Penny to honor the 100th anniversary of his most famous speech - the Gettysburg Address - luxuriously layered in 24k gold and an AMERICAN MINT EXCLUSIVE Lincoln's Gettysburg Address commemorative coin, which is minted to the highest quality "Proof" standard and layered in 24k gold. This historic coin set is strictly limited to only 20,000 sets worldwide.
Genuine 1963 Lincoln Penny
Authentic U.S. currency minted in 1963 - the 100th anniversary of Lincoln's famous speech at Gettysburg
Luxuriously layered in 24k gold
19 mm in diameter (.75")
Lincoln's Gettysburg Address Commemorative Coin
Highest minting quality "Proof
Luxuriously layered in 24k gold
40 mm in diameter (1.6")
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