Coat of Arms

Utah State Coat of Arms

Official Coat of Arms of Utah

Utah's coat of arms appears on the state seal and state flag. All Coats of Arms

Symbols on Utah's Coat of Arms

The beehive on the shield stands for hard work and industry ("Industry" is Utah's state motto, and the beehive is the official emblem of Utah). The date 1847 is the year the Mormons came to Utah.

A bald eagle (United States national bird) perches atop the shield and symbolizes protection in peace and war. The sego lily (Utah's state flower) is a symbol of peace, and a U.S. flag appears on each side, symbolizing Utah's support to the nation.



Plaque displaying the center of Utah's great seal (with the state motto: Industry), and the state nickname on the outer ring (The Beehive State); photo by Photo Dean on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution / no derivative works).

Utah: The Beehive State