Jerry R writes: I received a coin for Christmas and was wondering it’s worth. The coin is a 1922 silver dollar, but instead of “IN GOD WE TRUST” it says “IN GOD WE TRVST”. Is this an error?
In Latin, there is no “U”. “V” is the Latin equivalent of the English “U”. So, the legend appears as IN GOD WE TRVST. This is a stylistic consideration, not a Mint error.
This is one of the most frequently asked questions about United States coins. All Peace Dollars (1921-1935) use the Deco stylized Roman “V” (U) which looks like the English “V”. This was a common style of the time and can be found on buildings as well as coins.