Posted by Patrick Henry on October 14, 1998 at 19:36:30:
In Reply to: Money posted by Two Cities on October 13, 1998 at 16:47:25:
With the exception of the difference in CASE between the inscriptions on the coins and the descriptions of the inscriptions in the statute, all of our coins do in fact meet the parameters of the statute.
It would prove interesting if someone had access to an original copy of the statute at large before codification to see if there was any difference in the case used originally. If the original statute-at-large did not have the inscription in all caps, then MY opinion is that this would just be another evidence that the use of different CASE in words has never had any legal significance in this country.
I would be surprised if you can find a coin from any country that uses lower case. It's much harder to use lower case and still get readable results in the minting process.
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