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ONE DOLLAR BILL
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 overprinted with 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 a balanced budget. In the center
you have a carpenter's square, a tool used for an
even cut. Underneath is the Key to the United States
Treasury. That's all pretty easy to figure out, but
what is on the back of that dollar bill is something
we should all know.
If you turn the bill over, you will see two
circles. Both circles, together, comprise the Great
Seal of the United States. The First Continental
Congress requested that Benjamin Franklin and a
group of men come up with a Seal. It took them four
years to accomplish this task and another two years
to get it approved.
If you look at the left-hand circle, you will see
a Pyramid. Notice the face is lighted, and the
western side is dark. This country was just
beginning. We had not begun to explore the West or
decided what we could do for Western Civilization.
The Pyramid is uncapped, again signifying that we
were not even close to being finished. Inside the
capstone you have the all-seeing eye, an ancient
symbol for divinity. It was Franklin's belief that
one man couldn't do it alone, but a group of men,
with the help of God, could do anything.!
"IN GOD WE TRUST" is on this currency. The Latin
above the pyramid, ANNUIT COEPTIS, means, "God has
favored our undertaking."
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. If 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 Parade 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 very few people know
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 of England. 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
factor. We were coming together as one nation. In
the Eagle's beak you will read, "E PLURIBUS UNUM",
meaning, "one nation from many people".
Above the Eagle, you have thirteen stars,
representing the thirteen original colonies, and any
clouds of misunderstanding rolling away. Again, we
were coming together as one.
Notice what the Eagle holds in his talons. He
holds an olive branch and arrows. This country wants
peace, but we will never be afraid to fight to
preserve peace. The Eagle always wants to face the
olive branch, but in time of war, his gaze turns
toward the arrows.
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 bars on that shield, 13 leaves on the
olive branch, 13 fruits, and if you look closely, 13
arrows. And, for minorities: the 13th Amendment.
I always ask people, "Why don't you know this?"
Your children don't know this, and their history
teachers don't know this. Too many veterans have
given up too much to ever let the meaning fade.
Many veterans remember coming home to an America
that didn't care. Too many veterans never came home
at all.

Share this page with everyone, so they can learn
what is on the back of the UNITED STATES ONE DOLLAR
BILL, and what it stands for... Otherwise, they will
probably never know...
 

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That is really something else. I never ever heard any of that.
I always wondered what all that stuff on the dollar ment
 

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Previously Posted 5 months ago, then THOROUGHLY DEBUNKED by our fearless leader, [color:red]bob</font color=red>. The reason you haven't heard most of it is that is is either untrue or exagerated.........../forums/images/icons/frown.gif
 

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I'm aghast! I must contact the Moravians who sent me this and set them straight!
 

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I like fifty dollar bills; Ben Franklin is my hero. That guy was chasing ladies into his seventies, and catching them.
 

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Something else that is real interesting, if you look on the front, at the top right "1"...look at the top left curve of the outline of that "1" and if you look real close you will see a little spider sitting on that curve.
Pretty neat /forums/images/icons/smile.gif
 
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