Class 1 — United States coins
All United States coins and patterns and all coinage or trade tokens used in pre-federal America, except gold.
E# #c Title and Theme/Purpose
23 6 Historically Significant Two Cent Piece 1864-1872
The Two Cent piece was the first coin to bear our nation’s motto, “In God We Trust.” This exhibit defines how and why the motto came about in such desperate times.
42 1 Collecting Fugio Coppers of 1787
46 1 Family Tradition: Birthday Coins Saved During the 1930s in Mid-America
Recalling days when saving a dollar for a first birthday was both significant and traditional. This exhibit reminisces over coins saved in the 1930s, featuring those of my aunt Mary Katherine.
51 4 Origins of In God We Trust
This exhibit illustrates the origins and development of the mooto “In God We Trust” during the Civil War era. It uses pattern coins minted during the early 1860s along with historical and biographical information to tell the story of how “In God We Trust” came to be on U.S. coins.
55 2 Abigail Adams
Abigail was the wife of John Adams, second president of the United States, and mother of John Q. Adams, sixth president. Her belief in the power of women was extraordinary and far beyond her time, leaving a legacy and becoming a role model for female activists throughout the centuries.