Thursday, April 22, 2010

"In God We Trust" is 146 years old

Notice where "In God We Trust" is located on new coins.
To all you people forwarding that silly e-mail..... Look before you leap

On April 22,1864 the Congress authorized the use of In God We Trust to be added to our currency.

Secretary of the Treasury Salmon P. Chase received many appeals from devout persons throughout the country, urging that the United States recognize the Deity on United States coins.

This legislation changed the composition of the one-cent coin and authorized the minting of the two-cent coin. The Mint Director was directed to develop the designs for these coins for final approval of the Secretary. IN GOD WE TRUST first appeared on the 1864 two-cent coin.