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Sunday, September 30, 2012

Newer Dollar Coins

For John, BLUFThe US Mint moved the Motto and some folks couldn't see it at its new location.  Congress told the Mint to fix it.  Nothing to see; just move along.

I recently saw, pasted to the door of an office, a printed copy of a web page showing a dollar coin and noting that the words "In God We Trust" had been removed from the face (obverse) of the new "Presidential" dollar coins.  I pick up dollar coins at my local bank drive through, when they are available, to use in local Lowell parking meters—they work just fine and are two coins for two hours, rather than eight.  Thus, I had several to check out.  Three didn't have the US motto and two did.

So, I decided to cheat and check out Snopes, the "Progressive" fact checker.  There it was.  For a few years the US Mint had authority from the US Congress to stamp the Motto on the rim of the coin.  And there it was, but not as well defined as similar stampings that I remember from larger German coins.

I think this would be described by the Williams Twins as an unforced error.

Maybe we can now return to our normal hopes and dreams, our happy place, where all is well and back in place.  As Writer John Cheever tells us

The last to come is Jupiter. He prances through the tomato vines, holding in his generous mouth the remains of an evening slipper.  Then it is dark; it is a night where kings in golden suits ride elephants over the mountains.
Is it Hannibel or clouds?

Regards  —  Cliff

  The short story, "The Country Husband".  In my humble opinion, the protagonist is suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress.

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