"E Pluribus Unum" was one of the first national mottos of the United States of America.
Translated from Latin, it means "From many, one" or "Out of many, one" (e = out of, from; pluribus = many; unum = one).
"E PLURIBUS UNUM" in capital letter spelling, is included on most U.S. currency, with some exceptions to the letter spacing (e.g. the U.S. dime reverse side).
According to the U.S. Treasury,
“ The motto "E Pluribus Unum" was first used on our coinage in 1795, when the reverse of the half-eagle ($5 gold) coin presented the main features of the Great Seal of the United States. "E Pluribus Unum" is inscribed on the Great Seal’s scroll. The motto was added to certain silver coins in 1798, and soon appeared on all of the coins made out of precious metals (gold and silver). In 1834, it was dropped from most of the gold coins to mark the change in the standard fineness of the coins. In 1837, it was dropped from the silver coins, marking the era of the Revised Mint Code. An Act of February 12, 1873 made the inscription a requirement of law upon the coins of the United States.
"E Pluribus Unum" does appear on all coins currently being manufactured. The motto means "Out of Many, One," and probably refers to the unity of the early States. Colonel Reed of Uxbridge, Massachusetts, is said to have been instrumental in having it placed on our coins.
It means "All as One" standing for the States uniting together under one federal currency system. It came out in the 1800's sometime I believe, when they federalized money.
From Many One
Around 1795 I believe.
"Out of many, one" (Unlike what that divisive gasbag Al Gore said when running for President: "Out of one, many." Loser.) We've been using it on money since the 1790s.
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