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What is the meaning of the pyramid with the eye at the top that appears on the back of U.S. one-dollar bills?

Apparently, the U.S. Treasury office gets this question quite often — it appears in its list of frequently asked questions. The pyramid is part of the Great Seal of the United States. The Great Seal was first used on the reverse of the one-dollar Federal Reserve note in 1935. According to the State Department, which is the official keeper of the Seal, the pyramid symbolizes strength and durability. The pyramid appears unfinished because it means that the United States will always “grow, improve, and build.” The eye is the “All-Seeing Eye,” suggesting the importance of divine guidance in favor of the American cause. Find out more about our currency at the Treasury Department.