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Replica of President Lincoln coffin on display in Guyandotte, WV

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GUYANDOTTE, WV -

A coffin has six sides and a casket does not. That's just one of the facts students learned during a special lesson at Guyandotte Elementary School on Thursday.

A replica of President Abraham Lincoln's coffin was on display in the library. It's made to look like the elaborate original coffin, decked out in solid walnut, expensive black cloth and sterling silver.

The school principal explained why the display captured the attention of so many students. "It's different than anything they've had here and they just come in and every class we've had that comes in just is so excited to see it and it's just a very high quality display," said Martha Evans.

This is the second year Henson and Kitchen Mortuary owner Fred Kitchen has temporarily obtained the display from Bates Casket Company. Parents of the students were also welcome to visit the display. The fifth graders also used their iPads from the school to take video and pictures to use as a class project.