State Seal of North Carolina
The North Carolina General Assembly passed an act in 1971 after discovering that more than one seals exist. The Act described the Seal of the State of North Carolina and directed the Governor to procure it. It was officially adopted in 1971 and revised to its present-day form in 1983.
The date of April 2, 1776, signifies the day when North Carolina officially called for independence from Britain – the first such official action by any American colony. On the seal, “Liberty” is represented by the lady standing on the left holding a scroll in one of her hands which reads ”Constitution”. “Plenty” is represented by the second woman, sitting down and offering three grain heads to “Liberty”. A big horn-loaded with fruits rests on the ground, representing abundance.