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CoinWeek Podcast #7: In God We Trust: A Brief History – Audio: 11:25

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How did “In God We Trust” find its way onto our coins and paper money? Is the phrase a tacit endorsement of a national religion, or simply a traditional sentiment, repeated so often it has become rote? Will American money in the future continue to display the motto, or is there a serious movement afoot to get rid of it? In this CoinWeek Podcast, we travel back in time to witness the origin of the motto and detail efforts over the years to politicize and remove it. It’s everything you ever wanted to know about ‘In God We Trust”.

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