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.