I have a live Magento 1.7 running on Centos 6.2 that is showing $[url removed, login to view] in the new order email. I have other Magento installations running on Centos OS that does not have this problem. I have added php echo strip_tags to [url removed, login to view] in app/code/core/Mage/Checkout/Helper and still that did not help
Per the post below it seems the next thing is to create a Helper class that. I just want to see if there is someone who have dealt with this issue and who can help me out with this. Only Magento developers please, this is a live site. See attached image to see the bug.
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