Tuesday, October 7, 2008

172 - U.S. $5 dollar bill




The numbers '172' can be found on the back of the U.S. $5 dollar bill in the bushes at the base of the Lincoln Memorial.

As you hold the bill, look at the "F" in five. The 5 is located in the leading edge of it. The 1 and 7 are shaped in the leaves of the same bush. They appear in the leaves and are darker than than the rest of the bush.

The vignette on the reverse of the five-dollar bill depicts the Lincoln Memorial. You may be aware that, engraved on that Memorial are the names of the 48 states in 1922, which was the year the Memorial was dedicated. There are engravings of 26 State names on front of the building, which appears on the note vignette. As a result, only 26 of the States appear on the note.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

I really think you are just saying this from something you heard but haven't actually seen. If you look closely there are no numbers in the bushes in the new $5 note. And for you comment about the numbers being in darker leaves than the rest of the bush, I thought I should point out that the leaves are white. All of them.

Anonymous said...

well~i noticed the states on the note before i even new they were on the memorial!

Anonymous said...

but i didnt know about the 172!

Anonymous said...

Go to the "s" in dollars and if u it hold the 5dollar bill up to the light u see the number 127 on the newst 5dollar bill

Anonymous said...

if u go to the "s" in dollars and hold it up to the light u can see the number 127 in black ink and its only on the newst 5dollar bill

Anonymous said...

i cant find it ! :@

Anonymous said...

Me either..

Anonymous said...

There are the numbers '172' in the bushes I've seen it myself but it's not very neat it's as if a person wrote it there.

Anonymous said...

All I see is a 7 near the F ....

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