In the summer of 1976, Sylvia—a young, widowed waitress—receives a $100 tip. That same afternoon, her 10 year old son, Jack, is handed a brand new bicentennial $1 bill as change for candy in the town’s General Store. With piqued curiosity about the statement In God We Trust, Jack leaves his mark by writing his name in bold letters on both his $1 bill and his mother’s $100 bill before they go back into the world. He cannot begin to know the people and scenarios the bills will impact as they pass through the hands of others over time and distance.
Years later, Jack’s past catches up with him. Shaken from his pristine position as CEO of a magazine publishing company in San Francisco, complete with a corner office view of the Bay, Jack comes to understand the true meaning of loss and found.
The story of IN GOD WE TRUST reveals the journey of each bill and the people who either saved them or spent them. The question is: Whose hand would be the last to hold the $1 and $100 bills?