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Subject:  Re: Political OT: Church v. State Date:  6/28/2002  4:21 PM
Author:  jpjay Number:  132217 of 308519

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:
http://www.ustreas.gov/education/fact-sheets/currency/in-god-we-trust.html

It looks like the motto has been on some coins since 1864.

The first appearance on paper money appears to have been in 1957.

Also:

July 30
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.

JP
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