-- The Dollar Bill & Its Meaning --
Take out a one dollar bill and look at it.
The one dollar bill you're looking at first came off the presses in 1957 in its
present design. This so-called paper money is in fact a cotton and
linen blend, with red and blue minute silk fibers running through it. It is
actually material. We've all washed it without it falling apart. A special
blend of ink is used, the contents we will never know. It is with overprinted
symbols and then it is starched to make it water resistant and pressed to
give it that nice crisp look.
If you look on the front of the bill, you will see the United States Treasury
Seal. On the top you will see the scales for balance - a balanced budget.
In the center you have a carpenter's T-square, a tool used for a even cut.
Underneath is the Key to the United States Treasury. That's all pretty
If you turn the bill over, you will see two circles. Both circles, together,
The Latin below the pyramid, NOVUS ORDO SECLORUM, means "a new
order has begun."
At the base of the pyramid is the Roman Numeral for 1776.
I f you look at the right-hand circle, and check it carefully, you will learn that
it is on every National Cemetery in the United States. It is also on the
of Flags Walkway at the Bushnell, Florida National Cemetery and is the
centerpiece of most hero's monuments. Slightly modified, it is the seal of
the President of the United States and it is always visible whenever he
speaks, yet no one knows what the symbols mean.
The Bald Eagle was selected as a symbol for victory for two reasons: first,
he is not afraid of a storm; he is strong and he is smart enough to soar above
it. Secondly, he wears no material crown. We had just broken from the King
Also, notice the shield is unsupported. This country can now stand on its own.
At the top of that shield you have a white bar signifying congress, a unifying
They say that the number 13 is an unlucky number. This is almost a worldwide
belief. You will usually never see a room numbered 13, or any hotels or
motels with a 13th floor. But, think about this:
13 original colonies,
13 signers of the Declaration of Independence,
13 stripes on our flag,
13 steps on the Pyramid,
13 letters in the Latin above,
13 letters in "E Pluribus Unum",
13 stars above the Eagle,
13 plumes of feathers on each span of the Eagle's wing,
13 bars on that shield,
13 leaves on the olive branch,
13 fruits, and if you look closely, 13 arrows.