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Mistake on the USD C-Note?
« on: December 24, 2008, 08:53:19 PM »

National Treasure was on earlier today, and there was a scene in which Nicholas Cage's character looks at the image of the Independence Hall clock on the back of the Franklin $100 bill.

Here is a close-up of the image:


When I saw this, I noticed a peculiarity in the numbers on the dial, particularly the Roman numeral for 4 o'clock. Although we are taught in school that "IV" is the Roman equivalent of the Arabic numeral "4" that we use, I know that almost all clocks and watches that use Roman numerals have "IIII" to represent 4 o'clock rather than "IV". Wondering if this particular clock is unique in this regard, I looked for an actual image of the clock in question. This is what I found:

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Re: Mistake on the USD C-Note?
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2008, 08:56:58 PM »

God damn Wikipedia already has the answer.  Angry
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« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2008, 09:00:34 PM »

LOL, yes it does...

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Re: Mistake on the USD C-Note?
« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2008, 09:00:49 PM »

FUNNY---  I watched this movie tonight for 1st time on  USA network  
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it was bad, but not *as bad* as I expected .
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Re: Mistake on the USD C-Note?
« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2008, 09:21:56 PM »

FUNNY---  I watched this movie tonight for 1st time on  USA network  
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it was bad, but not *as bad* as I expected .

It's a fun movie to watch. It's a quintessential Jerry Bruckheimer production with dialogue offering scientific/historical tidbits in the matter-of-fact manner typical of the CSI franchise.
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Re: Mistake on the USD C-Note?
« Reply #5 on: December 24, 2008, 09:24:31 PM »

But damn you, Wikipedia! Those *fudge*ers know EVERYTHING. I seriously think that you can get the equivalent of a college education reading articles on that site.*

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Re: Mistake on the USD C-Note?
« Reply #6 on: December 24, 2008, 10:32:51 PM »

Meanwhile, I was having cocktails with other grownups. Losers.
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