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Coat of arms of New York

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State of New York
UseCivil and state flag
AdoptedApril 2, 1901; 123 years ago (1901-04-02)
Variant flag of State of New York
NameFlag of the Governor of New York
Coat of arms of the State of New York

Great Seal of the State of New York
ArmigerState of New York
Adopted1778 (Seal and CoA)
EscutcheonAzure, in a landscape, the sun in fess, rising in splendor or, behind a range of three mountains, the middle one the highest; in base a ship and sloop under sail, passing and about to meet on a river, bordered below by a grassy shore fringed with shrubs, all proper.
SupportersLiberty and Justice

The coat of arms of the state of New York was formally adopted in 1778, and appears as a component of the state's flag and seal.

The shield displays a masted ship and a sloop on the Hudson River (symbols of inland and foreign commerce), bordered by a grassy shore and a mountain range in the background with the sun rising behind it. The sun has a face on it. The unheraldic nature of the Hudson River landscape reveals the modern origin of the design.