American Heraldry: Great Seal of the United States, Seal of the United States Senate, Guidon

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General Books, 2010 - 86 pages
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 28. Chapters: Great Seal of the United States, Seal of the United States Senate, Seal of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Seal of the United States Department of the Treasury, United States Army Institute of Heraldry, Eagle, Globe, and Anchor, Department of the Army Seal and Emblem, American Heraldry Society, American College of Heraldry and Arms, John de Havilland, United States Heraldic Registry, The Compendium of American Genealogy, Committee on Heraldry of the New England Historic Genealogical Society, College of Arms Foundation, Augustan Society. Excerpt: The Great Seal of the United States is used to authenticate certain documents issued by the United States federal government. The phrase is used both for the physical seal itself (which is kept by the United States Secretary of State), and more generally for the design impressed upon it. The Great Seal was first used publicly in 1782. The obverse of the great seal is used as the national coat of arms of the United States. It is officially used on documents such as United States passports, military insignia, embassy placards, and various flags. As a coat of arms, the design has official colors; the physical Great Seal itself, as affixed to paper, is monochrome. Since 1935, both sides of the Great Seal have appeared on the reverse of the one-dollar bill. The Seal of the President of the United States is directly based on the Great Seal, and its elements are used in numerous government agency and state seals. The coat of arms is used by itself by the United States Government, on letterheads, license plates, as an element of numerous other departmental seals of the United States Government, and perhaps most noticeably on the cover of the Passport of the United StatesThe design on the obverse (or front) of the seal is the coat of arms of the United States. The shield, though...

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