Saturday, March 10, 2007

The George Washington Dollar Coin

Last week, I received a chain e-mail claiming the skies are falling and so and so conspiracy theories just because....:

PHILADELPHIA - An unknown number of new George Washington dollar coins were mistakenly struck without their edge inscriptions, including “In God We Trust,” and are fetching around $50 apiece online.

The properly struck dollar coins, bearing the likeness of the nation’s first president, are inscribed along the edge with “In God We Trust,” “E Pluribus Unum” and the year and mint mark. The flawed coins made it past inspectors and went into circulation Feb. 15.
Bailey said it was unknown how many coins lacked the inscriptions. Ron Guth, president of Professional Coin Grading Service, one of the world’s largest coin authentication companies, said he believes that at least 50,000 error coins were put in circulation.


Source: Urban Legends

As with most conspiracy theorists, the original e-mail writer didn't wait for a logical explanation before (s)he wrote the letter, then sent it to everyone on his/her address book, who sent it everyone on their address book -- I simply deleted the letter.

In my opinion, God doesn't need his name printed on any money unless I understood Jesus' words incorrectly. Case closed.

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