State Seal of Iowa
Iowa’s first General Assembly held in 1847 approved the Iowa code that elaborately describes the state seal of Iowa and there has been no change in it since then.
The seal is specific to the Governor’s office and is used only for official purposes. The citizen-soldiers featured on the seal represent Iowa volunteers during the Mexican-American war while the lead furnace and pig lead piles represent the mining industry. The famous steamboat which was the fastest and largest boat of that time is also featured on the seal along with many other symbols such as an eagle holding a banner with Iowa’s motto written on it.