The U.S. Dollar Bill: 10 Surprising Facts
I've read an article recently on lendingclub.com that contained some interesting facts regarding our U.S. dollar bill. Here are some that caught my attention:
1. 97% of all paper money contains traces of cocaine
2. In 1960, the Federal Reserve had $177.41 in cash circulating for every person living in the US. In 1990, that amount increased to $1,062.86 per capita
3. In 1865, the Department of the Treasury issued Gold Certificates, which were backed by gold and bullion deposits. These certificates stayed in circulation until 1933
4. On the $1 bill the Latin above the pyramid, ANNUIT COEPTIS, means "God has favored our undertaking”
5.The Latin below the pyramid on the $1 bill, NOVUS ORDO SECLORUM, means "a new order for the ages”
6. If you had $10 billion and spent $1 every second of every day, it would take 317 years for you to go broke
7. You'd need to fold a bill of any denomination about 8,000 times (first forward and then backwards) before it will tear
8. Pocahontas appeared on the back of the $20 bill in 1875
9. Money isn't made out of paper, it's actually made out of linen
10. On the $1 bill, you can see an owl in the upper left-hand corner of the "1" encased in the "shield," while a spider is hidden in the front upper right-hand corner
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