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Colo. Couple Find Faceless Dollar Coin (But it does have in God we Trust)
Souix City Journal ^ | CHASE SQUIRES

Posted on 03/13/2007 10:30:47 PM PDT by Between the Lines

DENVER - Mary and Ray Smith can't make heads or tails of a new presidential dollar coin they found last week. It doesn't have either. A week after the revelation that some of the coins slipped out of the U.S. Mint without "In God We Trust" stamped on the edge, the Smiths said Tuesday they found one with nothing stamped on either flat side.

It does have "In God We Trust" on the edge. What's missing is the image of George Washington on the front and the Statue of Liberty on the back. Instead, the Smiths' coin is just smooth, shiny metal.

"We're just so excited," Mary Smith told The Associated Press. "I'm just dumbfounded that we actually found something significant."

Mint spokesman Michael White said officials had not confirmed the Smiths' find. But Ron Guth, a coin authenticator with Professional Coin Grading Service of Newport Beach, Calif., said after examining it he is certain the coin is authentic.

"It's really pretty rare," Guth said. "It somehow slipped through several steps and inspections."

The couple, who live in Fort Collins north of Denver and collect coins, bought two rolls of the presidential dollars March 7 after hearing about the earlier mistake. Mary Smith said she thought they might find a "Godless" dollar of their own.

The faceless dollar could be worth thousands of dollars, maybe more, Guth said. The value will depend on how many similar misprints are found, but the Smiths' will always be worth more because it will be the first one independently authenticated, he said.

The first "Godless" coins went into circulation Feb. 15.

The Mint struck 300 million presidential coins, about half in Philadelphia and half in Denver. The Smiths' coin bears a D, meaning it was produced by the Denver Mint. The "Godless" coins were all believed to have come from the Philadelphia Mint.

The Smiths said that when they get their coin back from Guth, they'll stick it in a bank vault for at least a while.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: coins; ingodwetrust; mint; onenationundergod

One of a group of the misstruck new presidential dollar coins, left, that has the "In God We Trust" lettering stamped on the edge, but showing no presidential face, is displayed next to a new presidential dollar showing President George Washington at the Professional Coin Grading Service offices in Santa Ana, Calif., Tuesday, March 13, 2007.


1 posted on 03/13/2007 10:30:53 PM PDT by Between the Lines
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To: Between the Lines; Millee; carlr; PaulaB; Maximus of Texas; EX52D

Gad! Why all the fuss over the first Bill Clinton dollar?


2 posted on 03/13/2007 10:37:50 PM PDT by Bender2 (The only exercise I take is walking behind the coffins of friends who took exercise - Peter O'Toole)
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To: Bender2

It "is" what it "is".


3 posted on 03/13/2007 10:41:56 PM PDT by ONEBYEONE
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To: Between the Lines

The Liberal attack continues. Now they deface George Washington.


4 posted on 03/13/2007 10:46:31 PM PDT by Doe Eyes
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To: Bender2

"Gad! Why all the fuss over the first Bill Clinton dollar?"

Now, THAT'S funny!


5 posted on 03/13/2007 10:46:52 PM PDT by peggybac (Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing)
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To: peggybac

They've finally found a way to promote these dollar coins.


6 posted on 03/13/2007 11:02:47 PM PDT by Soliton (Alone with everyone else.)
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To: Between the Lines

I still don't have one of the femnazi dollar coins, never been given one in change.


7 posted on 03/13/2007 11:06:10 PM PDT by razorback-bert (Posted by Time's Man of the Year)
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To: razorback-bert

I guess you've never used a vending machine at the Post Office.


8 posted on 03/13/2007 11:14:57 PM PDT by MarkeyD (The tree of liberty must from time to time be watered with the blood of tyrants and patriots.)
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To: Between the Lines
I found a quarter that was the size of a half dollar. It was much thinner than a quarter and the extra diameter was just blank. It also has no ribs on the edges.

A dealer offered me $100 for it and said they were fairly common? I still have it.
9 posted on 03/13/2007 11:22:40 PM PDT by Beagle8U (FreeRepublic -- One stop shopping ....... Its the Conservative Super Walmart for news .)
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To: Between the Lines
I once got this defective stamp with an upside down airplane. Figured it would be rejected as postage, so threw it away. It was annoying to be out that 24 cents.

/somewhat plagiarized from a funny Simpson's episode

10 posted on 03/13/2007 11:27:32 PM PDT by C210N (Bush SPIED, Terrorists DIED!)
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To: MarkeyD

Correct.


11 posted on 03/13/2007 11:29:17 PM PDT by razorback-bert (Posted by Time's Man of the Year)
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To: Bender2
Gad! Why all the fuss over the first Bill Clinton dollar?

Bill Clinton is on the $3 bill.

I am series, I still have a few of them.

12 posted on 03/14/2007 2:29:51 AM PDT by TYVets (God so loved the world he didn't send a committee)
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To: C210N
I once got this defective stamp with an upside down airplane.

Figured it would be rejected as postage, so threw it away.

It was annoying to be out that 24 cents.

By the way old buddy, do you mind if I go though your waste paper basket?

13 posted on 03/14/2007 2:34:13 AM PDT by TYVets (God so loved the world he didn't send a committee)
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To: Between the Lines

I'd like to get a job at the US Mint. Those guys make a LOT of money. Heck, it would be worth it just for the employee discount.


14 posted on 03/14/2007 6:34:35 AM PDT by BlueMondaySkipper (The quickest way of ending a war is to lose it. - George Orwell)
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To: Bender2

I thought the Bill Clinton Dollar had "heads" on both sides.


15 posted on 03/14/2007 6:37:01 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh
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To: C210N

Stradi-who-vius?


16 posted on 03/14/2007 6:38:44 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh
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To: Bender2
Did someone say Clinton?


17 posted on 03/14/2007 6:39:12 AM PDT by Rb ver. 2.0 (A Muslim soldier can never be loyal to a non-Muslim commander.)
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To: Between the Lines
It does have "In God We Trust" on the edge. What's missing is the image of George Washington on the front and the Statue of Liberty on the back. Instead, the Smiths' coin is just smooth, shiny metal.

I think God's a bit miffed that He's been relegated to the edge.

18 posted on 03/14/2007 6:42:05 AM PDT by Fitzcarraldo (If the Moon didn't exist, people would have traveled to Mars by now.)
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To: BlueMondaySkipper

Try Department of Energy. Free gasoline just by showing your ID.


19 posted on 03/14/2007 6:43:16 AM PDT by satan
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To: Bender2
Gad! Why all the fuss over the first Bill Clinton dollar?

Thanks for the good laugh!

20 posted on 03/14/2007 7:26:58 AM PDT by Between the Lines (I am very cognizant of my fallibility, sinfulness, and other limitations. So should you.)
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To: Rb ver. 2.0

LMAO!


21 posted on 03/14/2007 7:29:38 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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