Philadelphia upholsterer Betsy Ross is the reason that the United States has five-pointed stars on its flag instead of six-pointed ones. When George Washington and the secret committee organized to create the flag visited Ross in June 1776, Ross objected to the design because the six-pointed star was commonly employed in English heraldry. She demonstrated the ease of making the new five-pointed star by folding a piece of paper and creating the star with a single scissor snip
Tuesday, April 04, 2006
The one dollar bill is a replica of The Great Seal of the United States, which was made in 1782.
IMHO the 13 stars are arranged in the form of the double tetraktys.
In the Morgan Coin 1899, produced in New Orleans, the six pointed symbol is plainly visible. The Barber Half Dollar 1892-1915 had the 6 pointed star on the obverse, and the 5 pointed star on the reverse.
French anti-Semitic and anti-War message from 1942 analyzes the symbols of the American dollar as symbols of a conspiracy:
- The Eagle of Israel
- The Triangle
- The Eye of Jehovah or the Masonic Eye
- 13 letters of the motto
- 13 stars in the halo
- 13 arrows
- 13 branches of an olive tree
- 13 steps of the unfinished pyramid
From Lindsey Galloway, "The Signs Still Point to Ross," U.S. News & World Report, 14 August 2006