The origin of Eye on dollar bill goes back to the date 4th July 1776. The day when the Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The congressman decided that the declaration of independence should also include a great seal. They wanted to have a way to sign essential government documents such as international agreements, and this seal was supposed to be used for that. Congress appointed a Great Seal Committee to make a two-sided seal design, and now both sides of the Great Seal feature on the one-dollar bill.
How does the seal look?
The front side of the seal is a bald eagle with a striped shield. And, the backside looks like a picture of an eye over a pyramid.
The Eye on the Pyramid was the idea of Pierre Eugene Du Simitiere. He was a skilled artist and was brought into the committee in 1776. He selected the Eye on Providence because he said it was a symbol of God’s blessings over the U.S. This was the main thought behind the Eye on the Pyramid symbol, which is now known as Eye of Providence. In 1782, the Eye of Providence was chosen for the Great Seal.
In 1935, the dollar bill started to have the Eye of Providence symbol. The new bills got introduced for financial and political reasons. The silver dollar got replaced by Dollar bills.
But there is an exciting fact that changed the meaning of Eye of Providence, from God’s protective Eye to being a Masonic God symbol. The truth is that the president when the dollar bill with Eye of Providence introduced was Franklin D.Roosevelt and he was a Mason. This coincidence leads to many conspiracy stories around the dollar bill and the Eye on the Pyramid.
The Eye on the Pyramid is not only related to Masonry, but there are also conspiracies of it being connected to the New World Order. However, the artist’s idea behind the Eye on the Pyramid is a lot clearer in the Great Seal.