This metal ruler is based on a United States Gold Coin, 1799. It measures 7" long and 1 5/8" tall.
The design of America's national emblem reflects the beliefs and values that the founding fathers attached to the new nation. The shield is born on the breast of a lone American eagle to represent the United States reliance on its own virtue. The olive branch and arrows clutched by the eagle denote the power of both peace and war. In his beak he carries a scroll inscribed with the motto: "E Pluribus Unum," or "Out of Many, One".