A replica of the Great Seal of the United States is found on the one-dollar
bill. Note the components of the design. The pyramid in the circle on the left
symbolizes the strength of the Union. It was left unfinished to show that there
would always be work to do for the preservation of the country. Above the
pyramid the triangular Eye of Providence represents the Eye of God watching over
us. Beneath the pyramid the words Norvus ordo seculorum (A new order of
the ages) signify that God’s providence is the foundation of our new Republic.
Annuit Coeptis means: “He [God] has favored our undertakings.” The Roman
numerals at the bottom of the pyramid are dated 1776, the year of the signing of
the Declaration of Independence.