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#100 - US 1 Dollar Bill



Closeup of the head of the eagle on the Great Seal

Closeup showing the intricate detail of the print


A detail view of the back, with a random piece removed to show the style.


The puzzle in pieces, with the box it is packaged in.

 

US 1 Dollar Bill

knobby cut
445 pieces
18" x 8" (3 pieces per square inch)

The back of the US $1 bill is a wonderfully detailed engraving with a long and fascinating history. The Great Seal of the United States is represented in full - the eagle on the right is the front of the Great Seal, and the Eye and Pyramid on the left is the reverse side. The origins of these symbols are unclear, but my personal favorite is the one given in The Illuminatus! Trilogy, as proof of a massive worldwide conspiracy:

"If you want to know the extent of their control," Simon told Joe,..."take a dollar bill out of your wallet and look at it....First of all, look at that face on the front...It isn’t Washington at all, it’s Weishaupt. Compare it with any of the early, authentic pictures of Washington and you’ll see what I mean.

"And when you turn the bill over, the first thing you see is the Illuminati pyramid. You’ll notice it says seventeen seventy-six on it, but our government was founded in seventeen eighty-eight. Supposedly, the seventeen seventy-six is there because that’s when the Declaration of Independence was signed. The real reason is that seventeen seventy-six is the year Weishaupt revived the Illuminati. And why do you suppose the pyramid has seventy-two segments in thirteen layers?

"Seventy-two is the cabalistic number for the Holy Unspeakable Name of God, used in all black magic, and thirteen is the number in a coven," Simon explains. "That’s why."

"And here’s one of their jokes," Simon adds. "Over the eagle’s head, do you dig that Star of David? They put that one in—one six-pointed Jewish star, made up of all the five-pointed stars—just so some right-wing cranks could find it and proclaim it as proof that the Elders of Zion control the Treasury and the Federal Reserve.

"And look at the eagle," Simon says. "Look real close. That ain’t really no olive branch in his left claw, baby. That’s our old friend Maria Juana. You never really looked at a dollar bill before, did you?"

Well, put together all 445 pieces of this puzzle, and you'll have really looked at a dollar bill for sure.

And by the way, yes, it's legal to make this puzzle. Reproductions of US currency are allowed as long as the reproduction is less than 3/4 or greater than 1 1/2 the size of the original bill. This puzzle is 3 times the size of the original.

 


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