This so-called paper money is in fact a cotton and linen blend, with minute red and blue silk fibres running through it. It is actually a material.
A special ink is used, which is subsequently overprinted with symbols and then starched to make it water-resistant and pressed to give it that nice clean all-American look.
Steeped in the symbolism of freemasonry, whole books have been written solely about the imagery on the front and reverse of the dollar. While the front of the bill holds the US Treasury Seal, the reverse depicts the US Great Seal with the immortal Latin words 'NOVUS ORDO SECLORUM' - translated as 'a new order for the ages'. Given the greenback's success, who am I to argue?