Today in History
July 11, 1955
Legislation mandates that all U.S. coins and paper currency bear the phrase "In God We Trust." It will be more than 10 years before the Bureau of Printing and Engraving presses and plates are converted to include the phrase on denominations of paper bills from $1 - $100. "In God We Trust" first appeared on some coins in 1864.
Today's Feature History Article
Few U.S. coins are rarer than the never circulated 1933 double eagle, melted down after the nation dropped the gold standard
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