Mint Condition? Americans Question Agencys 'Godless' Coins

March 20, 2007

Here's today's Washington Watch Daily commentary from FRC Radio:

Congress must have decided that when it comes to currency, you cant serve both God and money. As a result, the U.S. Mint is dealing with thousands of complaints about the new dollar coin. For the first time since 1866, they were printed without In God We Trust on the front or back. Instead, the national motto is relegated to the rimin print so small you almost need a magnifying glass to read it. Some groups are on edge about marginalizing God. But, on the flip side, supporters argue that the Presidential $1 Act allows for bigger artwork. One of the bills sponsors said, It teaches history to students... and brings billions of dollars to our treasury. Heads or tails, its a win-win proposition. The actual law, which passed Congress almost unanimously in 2005, states that [its] appropriate to move... the mottos... to the edge of the coin. But I would bet that few leaders realized the new design would short-change God.

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