Click to enlargeJ293/P351

The "God Our Trust" pattern, a precursor to the familiar "In God We Trust" reverse motto used regularly starting in 1866.

This design has the motto on a scroll. A second variety has the motto directly in the field above the eagle's head J295-J296/P353-P354.

About two dozen are known in silver as illustrated. 25 Sets were struck per W. Elliot Woodward's May 1863 sale.

These were also struck in copper J294/P352 with at least a dozen known.

Some of these are believed to be restrikes especially those struck in copper which were 'bronzed'. W. Elliot Woodward mentions in his October 1880 Haines sale catalog of the peddling of these sets by mint officials.

This design was also struck in 1861 and 1863.

Photo courtesy of Superior.