“In God We Trust” missing from dollar coins

I check out most of the e-mail forwards I’m sent. This one has a surprising twist!

U.S.Government to Release New Dollar Coins

You guessed it
‘IN GOD WE TRUST’ IS GONE!!!
If ever there was a reason to boycott something, THIS IS IT!!!!

DO NOT ACCEPT THE NEW DOLLAR COINS AS CHANGE

Together we can force them out of circulation.

And now for the twist.

Those coins are to have “In God We Trust” along with “E Pluribus Unum” stamped into the outside edge of the coin. If you get one without, hang onto it! It’s collectible. Your local coin dealer is likely to be interested.

The US Mint says “In God We Trust” is back on the face of the coins minted in 2009.

Hey. At least they respond to criticism!

Comments

  1. Thanks for this post. I am glad both things are back on the front where they belong.

    On another front… anyone know why the mint is obsessed with creating these new quarters, nickels, pennies, and coin dollars?

    Designing a new coin, creating the minting plates, and changing the line costs more money than just minting standard coins.

    The new coinage creates confusion, especially for elderly and the visually impaired.

    I have heard the post office creates specialty stamps because people purchase them just to add to their collections. (USPS gets the money but doesn’t have to deliver the service.) But what is the motivation for the mint doing this?

  2. Same reason. They hope that collectors will take them out of circualtion and “buy” new coins. Kind of a shell game but people seem willing to play.