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The City of Monterey, California

Registration number 20080818C

This certifies that the heraldic arms of The City of Monterey, California are registered as an original design and are described by the blazon below

Arms: Vert, a bandolier bendwise throughout between an anchor erect and a garb of wheat Or
Crest: A demi-sun in splendor Gules.
Motto: Anda (Onward)
Supporters: In sinister, a horse salient; in dexter, a bull passant reguardant

Design rationale

The shield is green (as the surroundings of the City are always green) and it describes the City as being born separate from the ancient domain of the United States by a bandolier which crosses the shield. The anchor, the sheaf, the horse, and the bull all show how hopeful the founders were for commerce to play an important part of the City's future. The rising sun expresses the hope that Monterey will be a rising city. The motto "Anda" means onward in Spanish and is symbolic of the spirit of the City of Monterey and expresses the hope for continued forward growth.

Historical note

The City of Monterey's coat of arms (used as the city seal) was adopted by the City Common Council on April 10, 1850.

Registered by

Arian Collins


City, US, M

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