Aahh, those coins, at last. Fully up to (extremely low) expectations.
Hideous portraits that seem to have employed a very poor (if rugged) Twain
impersonator as the model, with the silver coin showing this compulsive
*cigar* smoker with a *pipe* (more artistic," I guess).

And, of course, the motto "IN GOD WE  TRUST" in great big letters. Anybody
here remember what Twain had to say about that motto? From the notebooks:

"It is simple, direct, gracefully phrased; it always sounds well -- In God
We Trust. I donĀ“t believe it would sound any better if it were true."


"The motto stated a lie. If this nation has ever trusted in God, that time
has gone by; for nearly half a century almost its entire trust has been in
the Republican party and the dollar -- mainly the dollar."

Just musing . . . .

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