Everyone of us usually sees a dollar bill everyday but I bet most of you haven't look real closely at one, have you ?
First of all, the man on it is George Washington – the picture used of him derives from an unfinished portrait by Gilbert Stewart. Due to the process of engraving, the image that is on the bill is reversed. The portrait of G. Washington is supported by bay laurel leaves that happen to be usually used in order to represent one's status going back to ancient Greece. The leaves on the bill however are still budding which quite possibly could've been meant to mean that the United States have yet to reach their full power, to blossom in a way. Next up is the treasury seal, which happens to feature a balance for justice, a key to represent trust and a sash with thirteen stars. The number 13 is crucial to the bill as we will see later on. At the bottom of the bill there are the signatures of the treasurer of the US and that of the secretary of the treasury. The series date represents the year of the design of the bill at hand originated. The Federal Reserve seal point to the particular one out of the twelve Federal Reserve banks that printed your bill. The letter that is in the center of the bill represents the city that is was printed in. Also the letter is the first one of those that make up your serial number.
On the back of it there is a slogan that reads In God We Trust. The two circles represent the two halves of the national seal. Then there is also the national bird holding the national seal itself. The ribbon that the eagle is holding with its beacon reads “E Pluribus Unum” which is Latin for saying -out of many one. It has its grip on an olive branch along with a couple of arrows, which is dualistic in nature meaning that we are on the side of peace, but we are ready to go to war at any given time. The pyramid on the bill is the biggest mind twister of them all. First of the “Novus Ordo Seclorum” means “a new order of the ages” and “Annuit Coeptis” is “he has favoured our undertakings”. The pyramid itself is a representation of strength and durability, and at its foot lays the Roman numeral 1776, which is the year of the Declaration of Independence. The pyramid has 13 levels that represent the original 13 colonies. The floating eye is actually the eye of providence, which is a symbol that has been used over times to represent the belief that god is watching over all of us. While some may point out that the symbol belongs to the Illuminati, or the Free Mason etc. we tend to present you strictly with facts only.