In light of the Fed and the drag on the dollar, let’s look at some of the aspects of US currency:

Credit Sesame:

“Dollar bills: we look at them every day, yet how many of us truly pay attention to anything besides the denomination value? The fact is, numerous symbols adorn our currency and there has been intense debate over the decades of their meaning.”

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Source: Credit Sesame, Mysterious Imagery of The Dollar Bill

Category: Currency, Digital Media

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13 Responses to “The Mysterious Dollar Bill Imagery”

  1. steveg62 says:

    It’s still not as pretty as a nice gold coin.

  2. theexpertisin says:

    Great piece!

    Thanks for a bit of interesting material in the midst of chaos and tumult.

  3. machinehead says:

    All very entertaining. But it completely glosses over the elephant in the living room.

    Can you spot what has changed from the old version, boys and grrrls?

    http://home.centurytel.net/blacklodge/Coin%20Images/Currency/Silver%20Certificates/1935-A%20$1.00%20Yellow%20Seal%20Silver%20Certificate%20Obverse%20(Have).jpg

  4. wunsacon says:

    “One dollar in silver payable to the bearer on demand” at what rate, machinehead? No wiggle-room there… ;-)

  5. SivBum says:

    Nice, learn something everyday.

  6. Transor Z says:

    And make sure it’s not irradiated silver.

    http://solari.com/blog/?p=9502

  7. Clem Stone says:

    I used to try and scare myself by thinking about Masons, but they just really aren’t all that scary. Now I just watch the market when I want to feel my spine tingling.

  8. NMR says:

    Slow day on Wall Street was it?

  9. wunsacon says:

    Clem, Freemasons are cool! Well, at least, the fictional Freemasons Daniel Dravot and Peachey Carnehan (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Man_Who_Would_Be_King) remind me of Captain Jack Sparrow. And who doesn’t love pirates — even the land-faring variety??

  10. kaleberg says:

    It looks like some kind of government document. If you hate government and you hate government bureaucrats, money is just something else government to hate.

  11. JB7456 says:

    The dollar bill is no good until you don’t have any.

  12. dasht says:

    Nice graphic except … you know those 13 vertical stripes on the shield in front the eagle? How come in reality there are 18 of them?

  13. darth beta says:

    Not really accurate- For example the 13 arrows dont represent war, the represent the 13 colonies again and are a tribute to Irquois Chief Canassatego ( chief for the Onondaga Nation). history forgets that the founding fathers were greatly influenced by the Irquois Confederacy. In fact the phrase “We the people’ comes from Irquois Confederacy consititution. The story goes Canassatego was invited to meet with the founding fathers. He held up one arrow and snap it in half, then held up 14 arrows and again attempted to break the bundle. Of course 14 arrows could not be broken and his point obvi. Interesting to also note they were 14 arrows, the Irquois Confederacy was almost the 14th colony.