A dollar. A buck. A greenback. A single. A one. A George Washington. No matter what you call it, the U.S. $1 bill has a fascinating history.
Considering how often $1 bills pass through our hands, it’s surprising we don’t know more about this common note.
Look closely at the $1 bill and you’ll see an intricate design with numerous symbols, an imprint of the Great Seal of the United States and several Latin phrases. Some of the images have given rise to conspiracy theories about secret messages coded into the bill’s design.
Let’s take a look at 33 of the most interesting facts about the $1 bill (and perhaps put those conspiracy theories to rest.)