Really the last one - IGWT was not legally approved on Morgan dollar

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Really the last one - IGWT was not legally approved on Morgan dollar

Post by RogerB » Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:46 pm

This little letter - more a personal comment from the Mint Director - indicates the the religious motto "In God We Trust" was not authorized in the Bland-Allison Act of 1878. Members may argue ad infinitum.
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Re: Relly the last one - IGWT was not legally approved on Morgan dollar

Post by Longstrider » Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:20 pm

WOW! I guess I am off to read that act. I'm sure it is riveting reading. Thanks.🐍

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Post by Longstrider » Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:30 pm

I can't find it. All I can find are peoples opinion of it. Any help or hints would be appreciated. Thanks🐍

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Re: Really the last one - IGWT was not legally approved on Morgan dollar

Post by RogerB » Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:02 pm

Coinage Act of February 28, 1878 attached. Please don't ruin your eyes with the fine print.
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Re: Really the last one - IGWT was not legally approved on Morgan dollar

Post by Longstrider » Fri Mar 27, 2020 1:57 pm

Thanks Roger.

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Re: Really the last one - IGWT was not legally approved on Morgan dollar

Post by vamnuke » Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:10 pm

Interesting read

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Re: Really the last one - IGWT was not legally approved on Morgan dollar

Post by Longstrider » Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:18 pm

Well I read it and I didn't see anything about the motto. Did I miss something??🐍

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Re: Really the last one - IGWT was not legally approved on Morgan dollar

Post by RogerB » Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:38 pm

Leech was noting that IGWT was not specified, so it should not have been on the coin.

[BTW - the motto was a single logotype punch made by Assistant Engraver William Key. He made punches in several sizes and they can be seen on the pattern dollars and halves.]

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Re: Really the last one - IGWT was not legally approved on Morgan dollar

Post by Longstrider » Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:52 pm

I understand. I guess he had a point given that fact. Thanks. Interesting about the entire motto on a single punch.🐍

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