...from our friend John H:
"Actually a move by congress that slightly FAVORS Judaism/Christianity !!"
New law orders 'hidden' edge motto put in prominent place
The words "In God We Trust" have been placed in prominent display on U.S. coinage since 1864, until a new $1 coin series honoring U.S. presidents was introduced at the beginning of 2007, when the motto was concealed on the edge. But no more.
Congress has approved a consolidated spending bill, and President Bush has signed it into law, that includes a provision for the motto to be placed on either the front or back of new coins in the series.