President Donald Trump has put his stamp on the U.S. presidential coin in more ways than one.
He first changed the writing on the coin from 'E Pluribus Unum' to 'Make America Great Again'. The President also made sure his name appeared on the coin three times.
The presidential seal has been replaced by an eagle bearing President Trump’s signature. The eagle’s head faces right, not left, as on the seal. The 13 arrows representing the original states have disappeared. And the national motto, “E pluribus unum” — a Latin phrase that means “Out of many, one” — is gone.Instead, both sides of the coin feature Trump’s official campaign slogan, “Make America Great Again.”
If some find these changes garish, then Trump's imprint has been felt. The President was personally involved in crafting the coin according to an aide that spoke to the Post.
The aide said the president, whose real estate properties are known for their gilded displays of wealth and status, was personally involved in redesigning the coin. Trump, who also had a hand in creating his famous red campaign hat, “wanted to weigh in on it,” the aide said. “It’s beautifully made.”