http://www.courierpostonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070620/NEWS01/70620003/1006/NEWS01More 'godless' dollars from PhillyWednesday, June 20, 2007It looks like the U.S. Mint has struck again -- or actually, not struck again.Some of the new dollar coins featuring John Adams are missing edge inscriptions including "In God We Trust," according to the Professional Coin Grading Service, a Newport Beach, Calif.-based rare coin authentication company. The company said hundreds of Adams dollar coins have been found without the edge lettering, repeating a mistake the U.S. Mint had aimed to fix after it marred an earlier batch of presidential dollars. The Mint "has heard about these reports and is looking into them," Jana Prewitt, a spokeswoman for the agency, said Tuesday. The error repeats a mistake, first widely reported in March, involving George Washington dollar coins. An unknown number were struck at the Philadelphia Mint without their edge inscriptions, including "In God We Trust," "E Pluribus Unum" and the year and mint mark. After those "godless dollars" were discovered, the Mint pledged to more closely monitor the striking process. But a Detroit collector received smooth-edged Adams dollars in sealed containers from the Philadelphia Mint. There also are reports of the opposite problem -- Adams coins with edge lettering that has been double-struck, said Ron Guth, president of Professional Coin Grading Service. "It's too early to put a final price tag on the collector value of Adams presidential dollar errors because no one knows how many others will turn up," Guth said in a statement. So far, about 500 coins without the edge lettering have been found, Guth said, and he expects the number of doubly inscribed dollars to reach into the thousands or tens of thousands. All the abnormally marked Adams coins that have turned up were produced in the Philadelphia Mint. But it is early in the release, and Guth said he "wouldn't be surprised" to see errors coming from coins minted elsewhere. The Adams dollars, officially released into circulation May 17, are the second in a series of presidential coins slated to run until 2016.