Symbols On American Money

The next time some crackpot stoner blazed on weed starts bending your ear with some bonkers theory about the world being ruled by lizards because there’s an eye on the American one dollar bill, you can now crush his mind by retorting with a few actually real facts.

We know of one connection between ancient Egypt and the origins of American paper money: the pyramid on the reverse of the Great Seal. However, if Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson had had their way, the Great Seal of the United States might have featured an Egyptian pharaoh.

via Federal Reserve Bank Of Philidelphia

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