Mississippi State Seal

State Seal of Mississippi

Mississippi state seal

The first seal was adopted in 1798 while Mississippi was still a Territory. The same territorial seal became the State Seal in 1817 when Mississippi became a US state.

The present-day seal was adopted in July 2014 and has remained unchanged since then. The seal shows an American eagle clasping an olive branch in one of his talons and a quiver of arrows in the other. The former symbolizes peace while the latter denotes the ability for waging war. ”In God We Trust” is written in the outer circle of the seal.