We come in contact with it all the time, but the markings on the one-dollar bill remain shrouded in mystery. Until now.
1. The Creature
In the upper-right corner of the bill, above the left of the number "1" there appears to be a tiny creature peeking out. Some say it's an owl, others see a spider because of the web design behind the "1."
Some say it's part of a skull and crossbones when turned sideways.
Most likely the creature was placed as an anti-counterfeit measure.
2. The Eye
The eye at the top of the pyramid is the dollar bill's biggest puzzles.
Many believe the eye represents the presence of God watching over America.
Those who like conspiracy theories, believe that the "all-seeing eye" is a symbol of the Freemasons.
The Freemasons were once a secret fraternity, and many believe our Founding Fathers were members of the Freemasons.
3. The Roman Numeral
At the bottom of the pyramid is a long series of roman numerals: MDCCLXXVI.
The numerals stand for the number 1776, the year america declared independence.
4. The Letter
The letter left of George Washington's face represents which federal reserve bank printed the bill.
Letters you may see are:
"A" for Boston
"B" for New York
"C" for Philadelphia
"D" for Cleveland
"E" for Richmond
"F" or Atlanta
"H" for St. Louis
"I" for Minneapolis
"J" for Kansas City
"K" for Dallas
"L" for San Francisco
5. The Number 13
On the back of the bill the eagle is holding 13 arrows and an olive branch with 13 leaves and 13 olives.
The eagle's shield has 13 vertical stripes and 13 horizontal stripes.
The number 13 represents the original 13 colonies.
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