You didn't even bother to read the link... You're afraid of being wrong.<quoted text>
Yes, numerous Treasurer have put it on various coinage, but it was NOT put into law until 1956.
You're wrong. Read the damn link, it's from the US Treasury Dept, not a blog.
"The Congress passed the Act of April 22, 1864."
"Another Act of Congress passed on March 3, 1865."
I know I'm just a Redneck, but I'm pretty sure an Act of Congress is law and I'm pretty sure that 1864 is before 1953.....