The United States Mint Authorities have announced that they are going to release a $1 coin on former US President Abraham Lincoln on 19th November. This is to mark the 147th anniversary of Gettysburg address of the former US President. The ceremony will start at 10 am at the cottage of President Lincoln in the northwest of Washington DC.
The $1 coin can be available from the banks and financial institutions. On this day, President Lincoln gave the famous Gettysburg address. The address has gone down to become a very memorable event in the history of United States.
Though Gettysburg address has been associated with Lincoln, but actually the main address was given by Edward Everett, who was considered to be the best orator at that time. Incidentally, Lincoln spoke only for few minutes at the occasion.
Though Gettysburg address tried to sort out the differences that made rise to the civil war at that situation, a severe battle broke out four and half months later between the Union armies and the Southern armies, many lives were lost on both sides.
To quote from what Lincoln said in the Gettysburg address, “Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on 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 on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, 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.”
Source – Britannica.Com