Registration number 20060825N
This certifies that the heraldic arms of The State of Wisconsin, United States of America are registered as an original design and are described by the blazon below
Wisconsin Statutes Chapter 1.07
Design rationale is quoted from FOTW Flags Of The World website at URL http://flagspot.net/flags/.
Image from state government website at URL: http://www.wisconsin.gov/state/core/colorcoat.html
Finalized in 1881. Current blazon legislated in 1975.
On the coat of arms is a sailor with a coil of rope and a "yeoman" (usually considered a miner) with a pick, who jointly represent labor on water and land. These 2 figures support a quartered shield with symbols for agriculture (plow), mining (pick and shovel), manufacturing (arm and hammer), and navigation (anchor). Centered on the shield is a small U.S. coat of arms and the U.S. motto, "E pluribus unum" ("One out of many" referring to the union of U.S. states), to symbolise Wisconsin's loyalty to the Union. At the base, a cornucopia, or horn of plenty, stands for prosperity and abundance, while a pyramid of 13 lead ingots represents mineral wealth and the 13 original U.S. states. Centered over the shield is a badger, the state animal, and the state motto "Forward" appears on a banner above the badger.