No Motto

At the end of the Civil War the country was left in mourning and with the assassination of Abraham Lincoln it’s a miracle the country was even able to hold it together.

The tears rained from the heavens for four long years until they could rain no more. Congress acted quickly to do what it could to bring a sense of spiritual guidance to the people, and one of those first steps was to place the motto “In God We Trust” on the nation’s coinage. 

The dies were ready in 1866, but not before a miniscule number of examples struck without the Motto were coined and today those examples are one of the major finds of a numismatist’s career.

AU examples have sold for as much as $150,000 in the past. This example grades AU55 by PCGS and represents an excellent opportunity while it lasts.

It is a remarkable find for anyone wishing to acquire one of the best known examples of one of the best known rarities in the history of the $20 denomination. Only a handful are known finer, with the best grade achieved for any an MS62.

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1866 S Gold $20 Liberty Head (No Motto) PCGS AU55