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I think this email has been criculating for awhile, but never the less it's very interesting to know the meaning behind all the stuff just on a 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 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.

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, and 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 heroes' 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 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 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.

And for minorities: the 13th Amendment.

Why don't we 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. Tell everyone what is on the back of the one-dollar bill and what it stands for, because nobody else will.

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The symbolism of the dollar bill is very powerful. Thanks for the info.

I still think we should make more use of the dollar coin. Spending 4 months in Europe, I found having 1 and 2 euro coins to be immensly convenient, especially when you can pull out a pocketful of change and say "Gee, I have enough to see a movie tonight.. and maybe even buy popcorn!"

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That is very interesting and mostly unknown knowledge about the bills. I had the pleasure last year of seeing paper money printed at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in Washington, DC. They also have a gift shop and you can buy uncut sheets of dollar bills and coins. It was really a neat place to visit.


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speaking of symbolism on US currency, here is something thats really creepy

If you fold a 20 dollar bill into the shape of an "airplane", it looks like the pentagon and the WTC being attacked!






Is there some sort of erie supernatural or spiritual signifigance of what happened on 911? Is someone or some entity trying to tell us something?

here is the "devil" in the smoke.



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keep in mind the photos were not altered. That is exactly how the smoke appeared. I saw the video footage of it. on cnn. The question is what would the devil in the smoke represent? you could look at it two ways. The devil could represent the horrible act that the terrorist did or maybe the the WTC represented the devil. The WTC is symbolic of materialistic ways and greed and there are similarities between the destruction of the WTC and the tower of Babel in ancient Babylon. Something to think about. A torn page of the Bible was found in the rubble and it was the scripture that talked about the destruction of the tower of Babel.. Like the US, Babylon was the seat of world trade during those times and prided itself for being the land of freedom. Thats what the goddess Ishtar represented to the Babyloians "goddess of freedom". She has been reincarnated in the United States in the form of the statue of Liberty. The base of the statue of liberty also has a strong architectural resemblence to ancient Babyloian architecture. Today we look at Babylon as a wicked nation but during its day it was the envy of the world.

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