U.S. dollar bills have a number of non-obvious security features included to deter counterfeiting. The bills also contain some obscure imagery that has, in some cases, been connected with conspiracy theories and the occult.Know More
As of 2015, the U. S. dollar bills made since 1996 contain a watermark that becomes more visible when the bill is held up to light. The ink used for the numeral on the lower-right corner of the face of the note also appears green when viewed directly but shifts colors to appear black when the bill is viewed from an angle. Security threads, which have the denomination engraved on them, are also embedded in the bill. The security threads of different denominations glow different colors when viewed under ultraviolet light. Microprinted lines that are not visible to the human eye also make the money difficult to copy and print with standard equipment.
The pyramid topped by an eye on bills' reverse side has sometimes been speculated to represent Masonic involvement. The written description of seal designer Charles Thomson indicates that the 13 rows of the pyramid represent the 13 original colonies, however, and that the Latin inscription refers to the poetry of Virgil. In addition, the right talon of the eagle on the front of the seal is considered dominant, so the placement of the olive branch there was done intentionally in the early 1800s to reassure Europe that the United States did not have belligerent tendencies.Learn more about Coins & Currency
The value of a 1934 dollar bill can be determined using the price guide for 1934 one dollar banknotes at AntiqueMoney.com. According to the guide, a 1934 dollar bill most commonly sells for between $5 and $10.Full Answer >
A number of different sources have satirized Barack Obama by putting his face on the image of a dollar bill. One high profile example was a web video created by John McCain's staff during the 2008 presidential campaign.Full Answer >
A 1957 dollar bill is worth anywhere from $1 to $15 and possibly more if a collector needs the specific bill. The rating of the dollar bill is ranked on a scale from very fine up to uncirculated.Full Answer >
A 1957 one dollar bill is worth anywhere from $1 to $15. The value of the bill is determined by the grade of the bill.Full Answer >