Official State Seal of Iowa
Creating the Great Seal of Iowa was one of the initial acts of Iowa's first Legislature in 1847. All State Seals
The state seal is two-inches in diameter and pictures a citizen soldier standing in a wheat field, surrounded by farming and industrial tools. The Mississippi River is in the background, and an eagle flies above, holding in its beak a scroll bearing the state motto (Our liberties we prize, and our rights we will maintain). The eagle with streamers is also featured on Iowa's state flag.