M.H. Rothert Autographed "With Motto" $1 Star Silver Certificate, GemCU

# 5848
"In God We Trust" Added to Paper Money

Matthew H. Rothert Autographed "With Motto" 1957 One Dollar Star Silver Certificate, GemCU

M.H. Rothert, Sr. (1904-1989) is credited as being the person chiefly responsible for the inclusion of the motto "In God We Trust" on U. S  paper money. An accomplished numismatist, he was well aware of the presence of the motto on coins, beginning with the two cent piece in 1864. He felt that the lack of the motto on paper money was an oversight for which he was willing to work hard to correct. His lobbying garnered support of Senator J. William Fulbright and others, culminating in legislation mandating the appearance of "In God We Trust" on all U.S. currency.

This Gem New note bears the prominent signature of Mr. Rothert above the printed motto. These autographed notes are very rarely seen or become available to collectors.  

Price: $175.00