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Lot 1149

1866. With motto. PCGS graded Proof 64 Cameo PQ CAC Approved. A white gem. Nothing brings together the citizens of a nation better than a crisis shared in common. The American Civil War, which ended the year before this coin was struck, had torn the country asunder. Northern policy makers, realizing this, bethought themselves a tried-and-true way for helping instill courage in an apprehensive public: a national motto was devised and, beginning in 1864, put on our coinage. It was not until 1866, however, that the Philadelphia Mint (which makes dies for the branch mints as well as for its own use) found time to include the new motto IN GOD WE TRUST on Quarter Dollars. From then on, America's motto never failed to be seen on work-a-day twenty-five cent pieces and Proofs like that offered here. Pop 10; 7 finer, 4 in 65, 2 in 66, 1 in 67 (PCGS # 85565) .
Estimated Value $900 - 950.

Realized $1,496

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