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Motto

A saying inscribed on a coin, especially but not necessarily the official motto of a country. For example, all American coins are inscribed with "In God We Trust," the motto of the United States.
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The shape, mottoes, and devices placed on the coins were to be determined by the Director of the Mint, with the approval of the Secretary of the Treasury.
The mottoes are simply two to four enigmatic words for each pope, and by 1590 some 74 had already been "fulfilled.
Still, my production had been curtailed, partly by the knowledge that my mottoes were not always winning acceptance.