The “compass and square” of the Freemasons is one of the most recognised designs associated with this secretive society – although it is far less secret today than it once was. The symbol is depicted with or without the letter G.
The image of a pyramid and an eye still remains one of the most debated symbols. It is also one of the most widespread and yet little seen – although it is printed on every American dollar bill. Many believe that is has hidden Masonic meaning and that it was incorporated into the Great Seal to indicate the influence that the Masons had, and would continue to have, on America.