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A Dollar Seventy Nine

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Hidden : 7/31/2008
3 out of 5
1 out of 5

Size: Size: other (other)

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Geocache Description:

* cache is not located at the posted coords *

About posted location:

The posted coordinates above are NOT the location of the cache. They are however, where you might find yourself afterwards enjoying the sweet treat that A Dollar Seventy Nine will buy.

About the cache (Back Story):

You've probably seen the footnote on some logs "This cache cost me $1.79". Ever wonder what that meant? Well, some time ago, "the Mrs." and I were relaxing at home one evening and an FTF opportunity presented itself. It was late, but wanting to get an FTF, I turned to "The Mrs," and asked if I could go for it. She said "YES". However "YES" came at a price. That price is the name of this cache. Since that night, every FTF run has been prefaced by the same question and answer.

What's the Challenge?

To solve for the final coordinates use the following formulas:

"NORTH" = "A" + "B" + "C" + "D" + [("E" x "F") / "G"]

"WEST" = ("J" x "K") + ("M" x "N") - ["I" x  ("H" + "L")]

Cache is located at:
N42_28.382 + "NORTH"
W85_16.547 + "WEST"

The first use of George Washington's portrait on $1 notes was on Series "A" United States Notes
The first $1 Federal Reserve Notes were issued in "B"
The inclusion of "In God We Trust" on all currency was required by law in "C"
The motto "In God We Trust" first appeared on US Coins in "D"
The first use of Benjamin Franklin's portrait on $"E" notes was on the first series of Federal Reserve Notes, Series "F"
Contrary to popular belief, the automobile pictured on the back of the $"G" note is not the Model T Ford. It is merely a creation of the designer of the bill.
The first paper currency issued by the U.S. Department of the Treasury were Demand Notes Series "H".
If you had "I" billion $1 notes and spent one every second of every day, it would require "J" years for you to go broke.
The "K" Dollar note has been the largest denomination of currency in circulation since "L"
The hands of the clock in the steeple on Independence Hall on the reverse of the $"M" Federal Reserve Note are set at approximately "N"

Other Fun Facts:
  • The average life span of a Federal Reserve Note by denomination
    • $1 - 21 months
    • $5 - 16 months
    • $10 - 18 months
    • $20 - 24 months
    • $50 - 55 months
    • $100 - 89 months
  • The origin of the "$" sign has been variously accounted for. Perhaps the most widely accepted explanation is that it is the result of the evolution of the Mexican or Spanish "P's" for pesos or piastres, or piecesof eight. This theory derived from a study of old manuscripts, explains the "S", gradually come to be written over the "P", developing a close equivalent to the "$" mark. It was widely used before the adoption of the United States in 1785.
  • A popular and ofter asked question about the design is the one that appears on the back of the $1 note, the Great Seal of the United States. The front of the seal shows an American bald eagle behind our national shield. The eagle holds an olive branch, which symbolizes peace, with 13 berries and 13 leaves. In the left talon, the eagle holds 13 arrows, which represents war. The 13 leaves represent the original 13 colonies. The eagle's head it turned slightly towards the olive branch, shwing a desire for peace.

First To Find:
JBExpress and CacherX4 - they cached, er I mean, CASHED in on this one.

FTF prize is shown above (as well as a Travel Slug Geocoin)

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