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The U.S. Mint unveiled the designs for the first five coins in its America the
Beautiful Quarters Program. The series will feature designs from 56 national
parks and other sites in the 50 states, D.C. and U.S. territories.
Never codified by law, E pluribus unum was considered a de facto motto of the
United States until 1956 when the United States Congress passed an act (H.J.
Resolution 396), adopting In God We Trust as the official motto
Originally posted by boondock-saint
So now the new coins are in violation of HJ 396.
E Pluribus Unum is Latin for "out of many, one." Sometimes it is translated more loosely as "one from many." E Pluribus Unum refers to the fact that the United States was formed as a cohesive single nation as the result of the thirteen smaller colonies joining together.