• Creator
  • Illinois Heritage Association
  • Created Date
  • 02/04/03
  • Description
  • Liberty is shown in a winged cap. The dime reads "In God We Trust." The date and "LIBERTY" also appear. This dime was also called the Mercury Dime. The Winged Liberty Head Dime was minted from 1916-1945. An act of Congress April 11, 1864, authorized the coinage of two cent coins, which were the first to have the motto, "In God We Trust." The motto was omitted from coins in 1907, causing a loud protest. An act of Congress May 1908 made it manda... more
    Liberty is shown in a winged cap. The dime reads "In God We Trust." The date and "LIBERTY" also appear. This dime was also called the Mercury Dime. The Winged Liberty Head Dime was minted from 1916-1945. An act of Congress April 11, 1864, authorized the coinage of two cent coins, which were the first to have the motto, "In God We Trust." The motto was omitted from coins in 1907, causing a loud protest. An act of Congress May 1908 made it mandatory on all coins and currency, and on July 30, 1956, "In God We Trust" became the national motto of the United States. It has been challenged inthe courts, but rejected, and the Supreme Court has refused to review it. Source: http://www.religioustolerance.org/nat_mott.htm. How We Learn About Communities; Communities and Geography; History of Money. 15 Economics; 16 History. less
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  • Wingedliberty