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Coat of arms of New Jersey

Coat of arms of the State of New Jersey
Versions
Flag of the State of New Jersey
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Great Seal of the State of New Jersey
Details
Armiger State of New Jersey
Adopted 1777 (modified 1928)
Crest Upon a helm Or, a horse's head cabossed proper.
Torse Argent and azure, the mantling azure doubled argent.
Escutcheon Azure; per pale three ploughs proper.
Supporters In dexter the goddess Liberty affronté carrying in her dexter hand a pole, proper, surmounted by a cap gules, with band azure at the bottom, displaying on the band six stars, argent; in sinister the goddess Ceres affronté bearing a cornucopia Or bearing apples, grapes, and plums proper
Motto Liberty and Prosperity
New Jersey state historical coat of arms (illustrated, 1876)

The coat of arms of the state of New Jersey includes:

  • A shield with three plows, representative of New Jersey's agricultural tradition.
  • A forward-facing helmet.
  • A horse's head as the crest of the helmet.
  • The female figures Liberty and Ceres, representative of the state's motto (see next item). Liberty is holding a staff supporting a "liberty cap"; Ceres is holding an overflowing cornucopia.
  • The streamer at the foot of the emblem contains the State Motto of New Jersey, "Liberty and Prosperity", and the year of statehood, 1776.

It was originally designed by Pierre Eugene du Simitiere in 1777 and was modified slightly in 1928.[1]

The seal is the central motif in the flag of New Jersey and the Great Seal of the State of New Jersey.

The coat of arms contains a horse's head; beneath that is a helmet, showing that New Jersey governs itself, and it has three plows on a shield to highlight the state's agriculture tradition, which shows why the state has the nickname "Garden State". The two Goddesses represent the state motto, "Liberty and Prosperity". Liberty is on the left. She is holding a staff with a liberty cap on it, and the word liberty underneath her. The goddess on the right is Ceres, goddess of agriculture. She is holding a cornucopia with prosperity written below her.[2]

According to the minutes of the New Jersey General Assembly for March 11, 1896, the date on which the Assembly officially approved the flag as the state emblem, the buff color is due indirectly to New Jersey Continental Line be dark (Jersey) blue, with buff facings. Buff-colored facings had until then been reserved only for his own uniform and those of other Continental generals and their aides. Then, on February 28, 1780, the Continental War Officers in Philadelphia directed that the uniform coat facings of all regiments were to be the same as the background color of the regiments' state flag.[3]

The seal is described in New Jersey statute Title 52, §2-1:[4]

Contents

  • Flag 1
  • Government seals of New Jersey 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Flag

The Flag of New Jersey near the bottom of the Cape May Light

The flag of the state of New Jersey includes the coat of arms of the state on a buff-colored background.[5] In a 1965 law, the specific color shades of Jersey blue and buff were defined by the state. Using the Cable color system developed by The Color Association of the United States, Jersey blue was defined as Cable No. 70087; buff was defined as Cable No. 65015.[6]

In 2001, the North American Vexillological Association surveyed its members on the designs of the 72 U.S. state, U.S. territorial and Canadian provincial flags. The survey ranked the flag of New Jersey 46 out of the 72.

Government seals of New Jersey

See also

References

  1. ^ "The Great Seal of the State of New Jersey". Retrieved 2006-07-15. 
  2. ^ State of New Jersey (2002). "The NJ State Flag". Kid's Page – New Jersey State Flag. Retrieved 2012-03-14. 
  3. ^ State of New Jersey (1896). "The NJ State Flag". Minutes of the New Jersey General Assembly. Retrieved 2007-10-30. 
  4. ^ "New Jersey Statutes, Title 52 §2-1".  
  5. ^ State of New Jersey (2002). "The NJ State Flag". Retrieved 2007-10-30. 
  6. ^ State of New Jersey (1965). "CHAPTER 170, LAWS OF N.J.". Retrieved 2007-10-30. 

External links

  • The Great Seal of the State of New Jersey
  • Minutes of the New Jersey General Assembly for March 11, 1896
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