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The U.S. one dollar bill ($1) is a denomination of U.S. currency. U.S. President George Washington, painted by Gilbert Stuart, is currently featured on the front side of the bill, while the Great Seal of the United States is featured on the reverse side. A denomination is a unit of currency. ... The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States. ... Seal of the President of the United States, official impression The President of the United States is the head of state of the United States. ... Order: 1st President Vice President: John Adams Term of office: April 30, 1789 – March 3, 1797 Preceded by: None Succeeded by: John Adams Date of birth: February 22, 1732 Place of birth: Westmoreland, Virginia Date of death: December 14, 1799 Place of death: Mount Vernon, Virginia First Lady: Martha Washington... Gilbert Charles Stuart (né Stewart) (December 3, 1755 - July 9, 1828) was an American painter. ... Obverse The Great Seal of the United States is used to authenticate certain documents issued by the United States government. ...


The first one dollar bills were produced in 1862. They featured a portrait of Salmon Chase, secretary of the treasury. The current design illustrated here began production in 1957. They are made of a cotton and linen blend, with red and blue minute interwoven silk fibers. Minor changes in the details of the design of the currency are made frequently by the Treasury Department, but are generally only noticed by enthusiasts and collectors. Salmon Portland Chase (January 13, 1808–May 7, 1873) was an American politician and jurist in the Civil War era who served as Chief Justice of the United States and previously as U.S. Treasury Secretary under Abraham Lincoln. ... Cotton is a soft fibre that grows around the seeds of the cotton plant, a shrub native to the tropical and subtropical regions of both the Old World and the New World. ... Torn linen cloth, recovered from the Dead Sea Linen is a material made from the fibers of the flax plant. ...


One dollar bills are delivered by the Federal Reserve Bank in Blue straps.


The Bureau of Engraving and Printing says the "average life" of a $1 bill in circulation is 22 months before it is replaced due to wear. BEP Annual Production Figures Categories: U.S. Dept. ...


Obverse

Obverse of series 1995 note

The front side contains, apart from the portrait of George Washington, the Seal of the United States Department of the Treasury. The current seal, adopted in 1968, consists of a scale on top, symbolizing justice; a key on the bottom, symbolizing authority; and a chevron with 13 stars in between, representing the original 13 colonies of the U.S. Source: http://www. ... Source: http://www. ... Order: 1st President Vice President: John Adams Term of office: April 30, 1789 – March 3, 1797 Preceded by: None Succeeded by: John Adams Date of birth: February 22, 1732 Place of birth: Westmoreland, Virginia Date of death: December 14, 1799 Place of death: Mount Vernon, Virginia First Lady: Martha Washington... The United States Treasury Seal is the official symbol of the United States Department of the Treasury. ... 1968 was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... A scale is either a device used for measurement of weights, or a series of ratios against which different measurements can be compared. ... Justice is a concept involving the fair, moral, and impartial treatment of all persons, especially in law. ... Betsy Ross purportedly sewed the first American flag with 13 stars and 13 stripes representing each of the 13 colonies. ...




Reverse

Reverse of series 1995 note

The back side is covered with symbols and hints on numerology. A common interpretation follows. Source: http://www. ... Source: http://www. ... Numerology is an arcane study of the purported mystical relationship between numbers and the character or action of physical objects and living things. ...


The three circles together make up the Great Seal of the United States, which was first used in 1782. The pyramid is dark to the west, a largely wild and unexplored part of Northern America in those days. The separated cap of the pyramid, carrying the all-seeing eye, symbolizes that the United States are still far from finished, but with God's help, this can be achieved. The Latin writing ANNUIT COEPTIS (He [God] has favored our undertaking), emphasizes this. NOVUS ORDO SECLORUM (A New Order of the Ages) is a reminder of the recent separation from Great Britain. Written at the base of the pyramid is MDCCLXXVI or 1776 in Roman Numerals, the year the United States Declaration of Independence was signed. The Bald Eagle in the other circle does not wear a crown, relating to the same event. In addition, the unsupported shield in front of the eagle symbolizes the new country's ability to stand on its own, unified by congress, which is symbolized by the white bar on top of the shield. The eagle's beak says E PLURIBUS UNUM (From many, one). It holds an olive branch and arrows in its claws, symbolizing "we want peace, but are ready to fight". Obverse The Great Seal of the United States is used to authenticate certain documents issued by the United States government. ... 1782 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Geometric shape created by connecting a polygonal base to an apex A pyramid is a geometric shape formed by connecting a polygonal base and a point, called the apex, by triangular faces. ... The Eye of Providence floating above an unfinished pyramid on the reverse of the Great Seal of the United States. ... Latin is the language that was originally spoken in the region around Rome called Latium. ... The phrase Novus Ordo Seclorum (Latin for New Order of the Ages or New Order for the Ages) was originally a motto of the Freemasonry, appears on the reverse of the Great Seal of the United States, first publicly revealed in 1782 and printed on the back of the American... This article is about the year 1776. ... The system of Roman numerals is a numeral system originating in ancient Rome, and was adapted from Etruscan numerals. ... U.S. Declaration of Independence The Declaration of Independence is a document in which the Thirteen Colonies declared themselves independent of the Kingdom of Great Britain and explained their justifications for doing so. ... Binomial name Haliaeetus leucocephalus (Linnaeus, 1766) The Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) is a raptor that is indigenous to North America, and is the national symbol of the United States of America. ...


The number thirteen, symbolizing the 13 original colonies (13 stripes on the flag), shows up over and again: 13 (Thirteen) is the natural number following 12 and preceding 14. ...

  • 13 stars above the eagle
  • 13 steps on the Pyramid
  • 13 letters in ANNUIT COEPTIS
  • 13 letters in E PLURIBUS UNUM
  • 13 bars on the shield
  • 13 leaves on the olive branch
  • 13 fruits
  • 13 arrows

(The following is speculation: That the number 13 and all seeing eye are also symbols of the Illuminati and Freemasonry. The first President of the United States, George Washington, is generally believed to have been a Freemason, and is depicted in a painting of the laying of the cornerstone of the U.S. Capitol building as having had the all seeing eye on top of a pyramid depicted on his masonic apron.) The Illuminati is the name of many groups, modern and historical, real and fictitious, verified and alleged. ... Seal of the President of the United States, official impression The President of the United States is the head of state of the United States. ... American Square & Compasses Freemasonry is a worldwide fraternal organization. ...


The United States' seal has never been a Masonic or Illuminati symbol. Its design was submitted by Pierre Du Simitiere to the committee of Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, and John Adams. Of the four, only Franklin was a Freemason, but his ideas for design were not accepted by the committee. The all-seeing eye was a classical symbol of the time, but the eye atop a pyramid seems to be an invention of Du Simitiere, and approved by the committee.


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