The ground remained soaked with the tears of an entire nation. The soil still stained in blood. The earth beneath the stars and stripes lay scorched from four long years of hell…
At the end of it all, Congress decided it was time for something bold. Since our founding fathers drafted the Declaration of Independence, the nation was a staunch proponent for the separation of church and state. But this was different…the people needed their government to tell them there was something better than all this misery. That there was some divine answer in a puzzle of unanswerable mysteries.
“In God We Trust” would be implemented on all the nation’s coinage for the first time in 1866.
Most often we are only given the opportunity to acquire a first year, With Motto $20 as a business strike. Today, each one of them is immensely coveted and seldom sold back into the market from world class collections.
Acquiring a Proof, however, is another story. In fact, it is nearly impossible. With only 30 minted and just 10-12 known to exist in any grade today, the chance at ownership is reserved for the select few in the right place and at the right time to be offered one.
Only a couple examples have even been seen in the last two decades, and not a single one of them has been on the market in recent years. A testament that all of them are in strong collector hands. Letting one go is almost unthinkable once it is acquired.
The series appreciates strong collector demand and there are few dates that would generate as much interest as this first year “With Motto” example. Think of what kind of opportunity it would be to acquire an 1849 Proof or an 1850 Proof and how expensive that would be…and then realize the phenomenal opportunity you have to acquire this first year With Motto.
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