| Saturday, July 29, 2006
| THE U.S. DOLLAR
|A GLOWING EYE, HIDDEN NUMEROLOGY, OBSCURE LATIN --
WHAT YOU MAY NOT KNOW ABOUT OUR MOST COMMON CURRENCY.
** It costs 5.7 cents to produce a single note.
** The dollar is made of cotton and linen with red and blue synthetic fibers running through. After bills are printed, they are starched to make them water-resistant and then pressed.
** More than 4 billion dollar bills are in cicrculation.
** The dollar represents 45percent of all bills printed each year.
** Average note life spans:
$1 : 22 months
$5 : 24 months
$10: 18 months
$20: 25 months
$50: 55 months
** The phrase "IN GOD WE TRUST" was first printed on the dollar in 1957. Before that, it was printed on coins.
** The EYE is a symbol of Divinity.
** "ANNUIT COEPTIS" Latin for 'God has favored our undertaking'.
** "NOVUS ORDO SECLORUM" Interpreted to mean 'A new Order for the World'.
** The PYRAMID represents strength and duration. The lack of a finished top signifies that the U.S. was a new and unified country at the time the seal was created. At the base is the Roman numeral for "1776".
** The Number 13 Despite its reputation as unlucky, the number 13 (which represents the original 13 colonies) figures in elements throughout the dollar bill.
13 Stripes on the Flag
13 Steps on the Pyramid
13 Plumes of feathers on each of eagles' wings
13 Leaves on the Olive branch
(Source: U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing and the National Institute of Environmental Heatlh Sciences.)
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