Martin Luther King Jr. - Alternative designs for U.S. currency - Pictures
Gardiner Moody, of Maine,
submitted his currency designs to the Dollar ReDe$ign Project.
He writes, "My idea was to enshrine on our money the concepts that have made America great: Liberty, Equality, Justice, Human Rights, Creativity and Science.
"Having liberty as the 'basic' principle seemed fitting," said Moody, so he assigned it to the $1 bill. "From my perspective, without liberty there could be none of the latter."
Consequently, each bill's theme sets up the next, higher bill: liberty begets equality, which begets justice, etc.: "This metaphor even goes so far as to say, 'Without creativity there could be no science.'"