Relocated on 09 Dollars
By Numismatic News
If the Presidential dollars
fail, it will not be because nobody is talking
The latest information coming from the Mint
introduces the new 2009 obverse design template
that includes the national motto, "In God We
Originally, the Presidential dollar coins were
designed to put the motto along with the date,
mintmark and "E Pluribus Unum" on the edge.
After the uproar in 2007 when the Washington
dollar made its appearance, some claimed the
coins didn't have the motto on them at all,
earning them a label in the popular media of
Congress passed a law mandating the relocation
of the motto to the obverse. Congressional
action did not occur in time to affect
2008-dated dollar coins.
The first 2009 coin to bear the relocated motto
will honor President William Henry Harrison, who
died shortly after his 1841 inauguration.
This will change the edge inscriptions.
The Mint says where there are single dots called
delimiters between the inscriptions, on 2009
coins there will be three stars between "E
Pluribus Unum" and the mintmark and 10 stars
between the date and "E Pluribus Unum."
This edge lettering will be the same on the 2009
Native American $1 coin, which uses the
Sacagawea obverse design with changing reverse
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