The History of the American $1 Dollar Bill

by Mike Unser on April 2, 2008 · 0 comments

Decoding the Dollar videoEarlier in the day the American Numismatic Association (ANA) sent out an e-mail notice letting members know ANA Money Museum Curator Douglas Mudd would be discussing the history, design and current use of the $1 bill on the Fox Business Network.

Unfortunately, the odds would have it that many likely read the e-mail only after the interview took place, which occurred at 12:45 p.m. (ET). Or, the daily business routine made it impossible to watch.

The good news is that the Fox Business video entitled, Decoding The Dollar, is now available online and embedded below.

News video media segments are relatively short, and so is this one with a run time of three minutes and thirty seconds. Some of the quick, but very interesting points covered include:

  • Why President George Washington is on the $1
  • The unfinished pyramid and "all-seeing eye"
  • The dollar’s Latin writing
  • The letters "in the circle"

The embedded video:

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