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State Seal

State of Colorado Image
Seal:  The circular seal is an adaptation of the territorial seal.  The seal depicts a heraldic shield bearing three snow-capped mountains on a red background and a miner's badge on a gold background.  Above the shield is the eye of God within a triangle from which golden rays radiate. Below the eye is the Roman fasces, bearing upon a band of red, white, and blue the words "Union and Constitution."  Below the shield is the motto, "Nil Sine Numine," Latin words meaning "nothing without the Deity." The words "State of Colorado" and "1876," the year Colorado came into statehood, surround the seal.  The seal was adopted on March 15, 1877, by the first General Assembly.
 
 


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