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|Subject: Re: Political OT: Church v. State||Date: 6/28/2002 4:21 PM|
|Author: jpjay||Number: 132217 of 309605|
I did a little research and found this.
The inscription of "In God We Trust" has been on US coins for a lot longer than I thought. Check it out here:
It looks like the motto has been on some coins since 1864.
The first appearance on paper money appears to have been in 1957.
1956 -- The President signed a Joint Resolution declaring that the motto In God We Trust would be the national motto.
More at: http://www.ustreas.gov/education/history/events/07-jul.html#30
Interesting reading in all the research to say the least.
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