State Seal of Michigan
The Seal of Michigan depicts Michigan State’s ”Coat of Arms” with a bluish background. It was adopted in 1835 while the Public Act 19 of 1963 standardized its present-day design. On the seal, the United States is represented by the American Bald Eagle; the elk and the moose are state symbols of Michigan. The Seal mentions three mottos in Latin. In descending order they mean ”Out of many, one”, ”I will defend” and ”If you seek a pleasant peninsula, look about you”.