PRINTED ON THE EDGE? WERE THEY GOING TO ISSUE A MAGNIFYING GLASS WITH EACH COIN? ONE COULD BE EXCUSED FOR SUSPECTING THIS WAS AN ATTEMPT TO DOWNGRADE "IN GOD WE TRUST" AS A STEP TOWARD EVENTUALLY ELIMINATING IT, BUT THEY DIDN'T GET AWAY WITH THAT, SO THEY SAID IT WAS JUST A "MINTING ERROR." I GUESS IT COMES DOWN TO HOW MUCH FAITH YOU HAVE IN THE HONESTY, TRUSTWORTHINESS, AND PATRIOTISM OF THE GANG IN WASHINGTON D.C., VS. THE DOWNWARD DRIFT OF OUR INCREASINGLY SECULAR SOCIETY.
(Small quantities of the George Washington and John Adams presidential dollars were discovered to be missing their edge inscriptions shortly after the initial release of those coins, but those examples were the result of minting errors and were not reflective of the new dollars' intended standard appearance. The stamping of the faces and the adding of the edge inscriptions are separate steps in the minting process and involve the use of different machinery.)
With the passage of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2008, Congress reversed its previous specifications and instructed the
U.S. Mint to move the "In God We Trust" motto from the edge to the front or back of the presidential $1 coins "as soon as is practicable." Beginning with the first Presidential $1 coinissued in 2009 (which bore the likeness of the ninth U.S. President, William Henry Harrison), the motto was repositioned to the bottom left-hand portion of the obverse:
In a message dated 10/14/2016 9:38:40 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
On Oct 14, 2016, at 7:35 PM, Ganormac@aol.com wrote:
'IN GOD WE TRUST' IS GONE!!!