Relax, In God We Trust Is Still There

I got a forwarded email about rejecting the new $1 Gold coins that are going into circulation, stating that “In God We Trust” has been removed from the coins and that those that believe in God should reject the coins if they receive them as a matter of principle/protest. Well, like the vast majority of forwarded emails, the author either didn’t research very well, or just flat-out lied if they did know. I stopped giving any credibility to mass-forwarded emails a long time ago, and I actually do some research on them when I get them from time to time just to verify. Almost all are false, inaccurate and, in my opinion, are doing a lot of harm, as they spread lies and fear. I don’t mind getting them, it’s fun to sometimes. But, I NEVER forward them along, although I might consider it if I did my own research and found it to be true and worthwhile. Most likely, I’d just post about it here and link my family to it so they could know more.

Now, about the coins, I happened to have one in my car when I got this email, so I went out and grabbed it to verify it was true. And, nope, it’s false. My particular coin had John Quincy Adams on the front, not George Washington, like the one pictured in the email, though I’m sure they all must be the same. It doesn’t say “In God We Trust” on the front or back, but it has now been moved to the side of the coin, along with “E Pluribus Unum” and the year (“2008” on mine).

Here is a picture I personally took of my coin to show you all. Click the image for a full-size view.

In God We Trust on Gold Coin

In God We Trust on Gold Coin

UPDATE: Congress has passed the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2008, which says that “In God We Trust” will be moved to either the top or the bottom of the coin (making it more visible). The move is expected on new coins starting sometime in 2009. Follow the link and do a search (press “Ctrl+F”) for “In God” and you’ll see the section that talks about moving it.

Here’s the original email, for reference:


REFUSE NEW COINS

This simple action will make a strong statement.

Just Do It

Please help do this.. Refuse to accept these when they are handed to you.

I received one from the Post Office as change and I asked for a dollar bill instead.

The lady just smiled and said ‘way to go’ , so she had read this e -mail.

Please help out…our world is in enough trouble without this too!!!!!

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.

Please send to all on your mailing list !!!

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