Great Seal of the Pacific States
|Great Seal of the Pacific States|
Monochrome reproduction of the seal.
|Armiger||Pacific States of America|
|Adopted||24 March 2023|
|Use||On treaties, commissions, letterheads, embassies, agency seals and passports.|
The Great Seal is a principal national symbol of the Pacific States of America, as well as a means authenticate official documents issued by the nation's federal government. The phrase "great seal" is used both for the physical seal itself, which is maintained by the Pacific States Secretary of State, as well as all artistic and digital reproductions of the design. It is also the official national emblem of the Pacific States, serving in place of a traditional coat of arms.
The design of the Great Seal features a ship sailing towards land, which is popularly considered by Pacifians to represent Royal Navy Captain James Cook during his 1778 exploration of Vancouver Island, the location of the nation's capital and contiguous states. The center image is surrounded by thirteen stars representing the country's thirteen states, with the top margin featuring the words 'Pacific States of America'. The bottom margin contains the words 'Est. 2023' to reflect the declaration of the Pacific States' independence that year.
The seal was designed by Pacifian founding fathers Dustin Carlson and Marc Pritchard, and subsequently approved by the 1st Pacific States Congress on 24 March 2023. An earlier design with no stars and a larger center image was also completed with a physical seal constructed as well. This seal was never used.