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    I just got an email from an old friend that was telling me that the Government has OK'd the release of a new Dollar Coin and that I should not accept it as change from anyplace because the phrase "In God We Trust" has been removed from the coin.

    Does anyone around here know about this, like it's true? If they have indeed taken that off the coin, then I for one will refuse it. Supposedly doing that will force the coin out of circulation. The person who sent this said she got one in change from the Post Office and when she gave it back asking for a bill instead, the clerk said "Way to go"! So I don't know if this is true or not.
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    Re: New Dollar Coin Boycott?

    Not true, although, along with E Pluribus Unum, and the year of mint, it has been moved to the edge of the coin to allow for larger artwork on the face of the coins.

    Look here:
    http://www.snopes.com/politics/religion/dollarcoin.asp
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    • #3
      Re: New Dollar Coin Boycott?

      Eh., sounds like a case of weird forwarding. Plus, there are a ton of dollar coins out there these days. We talking Susie B's, Sacajaweas, Presidents, or other weird stuff.
      If the government gives you the money, it is money. Because they say so. 'In God we Trust' these days means nothing. Yeah, initially it had to do with us being removed from the Gold Standard, but taking it off does not make it money.
      "If we cut the budget are you going to be the one standing at the exit explaining to guests why the ride they just rode is a piece of crap?" - - John Lasseter

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      • #4
        Re: New Dollar Coin Boycott?

        http://www.snopes.com/politics/religion/dollarcoin.asp

        snopes is your best friend for stuff like this

        edit: someone's faster than me
        Last edited by Crazybirdman; 02-14-2008, 07:45 AM. Reason: slow
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        • #5
          Re: New Dollar Coin Boycott?

          In God and Micechat we trust!

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          • #6
            Re: New Dollar Coin Boycott?

            My friend was telling me his grandmother was telling him the same thing until he informed her that the words are on the edge.

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            • #7
              Re: New Dollar Coin Boycott?

              Minting errors
              On March 8, 2007, the United States Mint announced that, on February 15, 2007, an unknown number of George Washington Presidential $1 Coins were released into circulation without their edge inscriptions (the U.S. mottoes, "In God we trust" and "E pluribus unum", the coin's mint mark, and its year of issuance; i.e. E PLURIBUS UNUM • IN GOD WE TRUST • 2007 X (where X is either P or D).[10] Ron Guth, of the Professional Coin Grading Service, estimates that at least 50,000 coins were released without the edge inscriptions. The first such coin discovered was sold on eBay for $600, while later coins were selling $40-$60, as of late March 8, 2007.[11][12] Because one of the inscriptions missing from the coins is the motto "In God we trust", some articles on the subject have referred to them as "Godless dollars." [13] [14] Counterfeit "Godless dollars" have been produced with the edge lettering filed off. These specimens are worth face value.[15]

              Also, John Adams Presidential Dollars have been discovered with plain edges. They are lesser in quantity than George Washington plain edge dollars, making them rarer, thus more expensive. Other errors on Adams dollars include doubled edge lettering and moderate die cracks.
              In early March, a Colorado couple found a George Washington dollar coin missing stamping on both sides of the coin.[16]
              Some of the coins have the words on the rim struck upside down (president face up). These are not minting errors, but rather a variation created by the minting process. Such "upside-down" coins have been sold on auction websites for greater than their face value, even though they represent roughly 50% of the minted population.[17]
              Originally posted by Grumpee
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              • #8
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                MAN! If Id' known, I'd have looked at all those stupid dollar coins I got as change! Dang it!
                Good morning, son
                In twenty years from now
                Maybe we'll both sit down and have a few beers
                And I can tell you 'bout today
                And how I picked you up and everything changed
                It was pain
                Sunny days and rain
                I knew you'd feel the same things...


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                • #9
                  Re: New Dollar Coin Boycott?

                  I work at a bank and I never once saw any of those goofed up dollar coins!

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                  • #10
                    Re: New Dollar Coin Boycott?

                    It is 100% true.

                    Also, if you forward this post to 20 people, Bill Gates will personally come to your house and give you a PC that will not be released for another 20 years.

                    It's true, my cousin's friends neighbor totally knows someone who did this!



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                    • #11
                      Re: New Dollar Coin Boycott?

                      Originally posted by Max Fischer View Post
                      It is 100% true.

                      Also, if you forward this post to 20 people, Bill Gates will personally come to your house and give you a PC that will not be released for another 20 years.

                      It's true, my cousin's friends neighbor totally knows someone who did this!
                      UH HUH! And too boot, if you do it, you'll get a $25 giftcard to Applebee's!

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                      • #12
                        Re: New Dollar Coin Boycott?

                        Be careful if you go to Neiman Marcus!

                        DO NOT buy the chocolate chip cookie recipe, it's a total rip off!



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                        • #13
                          Re: New Dollar Coin Boycott?

                          Originally posted by Max Fischer View Post
                          Be careful if you go to Neiman Marcus!

                          DO NOT buy the chocolate chip cookie recipe, it's a total rip off!
                          I KNOW! I heard it was actually Bloomingdale's cookie recipe!

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                          • #14
                            Re: New Dollar Coin Boycott?

                            For all those that do NOT want these "In God We Trust"-less dollar coins, please PM me and I'll give you my address for you to mail them to me. Hey, a dollar's a dollar, what do I care what it says on it

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                            • #15
                              Re: New Dollar Coin Boycott?

                              Originally posted by Olympicnut View Post
                              For all those that do NOT want these "In God We Trust"-less dollar coins, please PM me and I'll give you my address for you to mail them to me. Hey, a dollar's a dollar, what do I care what it says on it


                              Well played, Goulet.



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