Urban Legend Alert: The New Dollar Coin

January 29, 2008


The latest urban legend I received purports that the new presidential dollar coins being distributed by the US Mint do not bear the motto “In God We Trust.”  Once again, this claim is NOT true. (I promise, if I ever get spammed with an urban legend that IS true, I’ll report on it here.  But so far, that hasn’t happened.)

To read about the new dollar coins and the placement of the “In God We Trust” motto on said coins, please visit the Snopes page on this urban legend.


  1. If the coins do not have ‘In God We Trust’ on the front or back,, please do not accept them. It is irresponsible of the US Government to have placed this motto on the edge of the coin.

  2. i think that just because they have it on the side doesn’t mean that they should be around.
    they should have it on the front or back of the coin and NOT on the rim of it!? any responses??

  3. I was not stating an opinion about where (or even if) “In God We Trust” should be on the coin. I was only stating that the widely-circulated email claiming that it is not on the coin is false.

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