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America is braced for a nationwide treasure hunt as the Philadelphia mint confirmed it had made a mistake when minting some of a new batch of dollar coins. The coins were supposed to have the traditional "E Pluribus Unum" inscription, along with "In God We Trust" around the edges. But due to an unholy error, both inscriptions …


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  1. Brendan Weir

    Uphold the constitution

    Maybe someone is ensuring the separation of church and state...

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Well .. they're not THAT collectible ...

    Hm ... interesting. Although ... read this before investing your life's savings on one ot these:


    "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.

    "The first one sold for $600 before everyone knew how common they actually were," he said. "They're going for around $40 to $60 on eBay now, and they'll probably settle in the $50 range."

  3. mark


    ExCUSE ME??? Please check your HEADLINE

    US mint cock-up???

    Don't you mean A "F*ck-up??"

    or . Perhaps a "MOCK UP"

    But to my knowledge, the MINT does not have male genitalia!

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  5. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Not In "God We Trust" as you said.

    E pluribus unum - motto of the United States, which appears on the Great Seal of the United States. "E pluribus unum" means "one out of many" in Latin, referring to the fact that the United States is one nation made from many states. Not In "God We Trust" as you said.

  6. Mike F

    Reply to the "Not In "God We Trust" as you said." person

    The artical never said that E pluribus unum means "God We Trust" it says ..."E Pluribus Unum" inscription, ALONG WITH "In God We Trust"...

    Read the artical before you comment :D

  7. Paul Murray


    mark [sic], which part of "" do you not understand?

  8. John PM Chappell

    Perhaps you meant 'article'? ;¬)

    Mike - whilst you are quite correct that there was no suggestion that "e pluribus unum" means "in God we trust" you might want to make sure you spell "article" correctly before gloating.

    More to the point, are they really likely to be *that* collectible? In one or two centuries, maybe so, but in the near future, I doubt it very much. Also, the "In God We Trust" inscription is a recent addition to US currency anyway.

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