Not so Funny Money â€“ United States Currency
Information and Theories 2/5/13
By: Sarah Wilson
Talk has been lingering for years about how much money the United States government will save if they do away with the one-dollar bill, and replace it with a dollar coin. Some figures declare that the U.S. will save $5.5 billion on printing costs over the next 30 years if they side with the production of a dollar coin instead of the paper bill. Once minted, dollar coins can remain in circulation without sustaining the kind of damage associated with paper money. If the printing of this particular denomination is retired, will the new coin pay homage to Freemasonry and the Eye of Horus in the same manner as the dollar bill?
The iconic $1 dollar bill design is one of the most recognizable pieces of paper currency in the United States, and showcases the oldest reverse design of all U.S. currency. The front of the bill shows a painting of first president, George Washington. Flip the dollar bill over and you'll find the Great Seal of the United States. The infamous motto, 'In God We Trust' is seen, which became a requirement for all currency by law in 1955, and was first printed on paper money in 1957.
It is the reverse of the $1 dollar bill that displays an interesting (and sometimes controversial) piece of imagery â€“ one that goes beyond the Great Seal's connection to politics, history, religion, and numerology.
Joining the words 'One Dollar,' 'The United States of America,' 'In God We Trust,' and the centralized 'One' is a symbol known as the Eye of Horus or the Eye of Providence â€“ depending on the associated culture you are referring to. To the ancient Egyptians, the Eye of Horus served as a symbol believed to have protective powers linked to their sky deity. During the Middle Ages and Renaissance, the Romans viewed the Eye of Providence as an emblem that represented the Trinity.
Today, this single-eye symbolism (often referred to as the 'all-seeing eye') is typically seen atop an illuminated pyramid. It is mostly connected to the Illuminati, Freemasons, and the worship of Lucifer. This eye imagery is mostly surrounded by rays of light and generally found inside of a triangle (or pyramid shape).
Upon taking a look at the reverse of the seal on the dollar bill, you will see landscape highlighting an unfinished pyramid with 13 steps that is topped with the Eye of Providence within the triangle. The thirteen steps of the pyramid were meant to represent the original thirteen states, and its unfinished state signified the future growth of the country.
The base of the pyramid is engraved with the Roman numerals MDCCLXXVI (which translates into 1776) â€“ the date in which America gained their independence. The Latin phrase "Annuit Coeptis" is found at the top of the seal, which means 'He (God) favors our undertaking.' A semicircular banner found on the bottom reads 'Novus Ordo Seclorum,' which translates into 'New Order of the Ages.' This reference is taken to mean a nod to the New World Order.
It is this very important piece of the dollar bill that is often associated with Freemasonry, as the Eye symbolism was first linked to the secret organization in 1797 following the publication of the Freemasons Monitor. The all-seeing eye of God was used to illustrate that a Mason's "thoughts and deeds are always observed by God," where God is seen by the Masons as playing the role of the 'Great Architect of the Universe.'