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Penn Quarter in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Great Seal of the United States

 
 
The Great Seal of the United States Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 28, 2015
1. The Great Seal of the United States Marker
Inscription. In 1776 the Continental Congress adopted a resolution calling for the creation of a seal for the new nation. In June 1782 the United States Congress approved a design which was manufactured in September of that year. In early 1881 the Department of State selected a new design for the obverse which was made in 1885. 2,000 to 3,000 times a year the seal is used on treaties and other international agreements; proclamations; and commissions of Ambassadors, Foreign Service Officers, and all other civil officers appointed by the President. In addition, we see the seal every day on the back of the one dollar bill.
 
Location. 38° 53.761′ N, 77° 1.848′ W. Marker is in Penn Quarter, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker can be reached from Pennsylvania Avenue. Click for map. In Freedom Plaza along Pennsylvania Avenue. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20004, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Western Plaza, Pennsylvania Avenue (within shouting distance of this marker); Brigadier General Casimir Pulaski (within shouting distance of this marker); The John A. Wilson Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Washington, DC: Capital and City
The Great Seal of the United States Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 28, 2015
2. The Great Seal of the United States Marker
(about 300 feet away); Alexander Robey Shepherd (about 400 feet away); Julia Ward Howe (about 400 feet away); Willard Inter-Continental Hotel (about 400 feet away); The New Willard (about 400 feet away).
 
Also see . . .  The Great Seal of the United States. (PDF) United States Department of State. (Submitted on January 3, 2016, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 
 
Categories. Government
 
1872 Obverse image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 28, 2015
3. 1872 Obverse
1872 Reverse image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 28, 2015
4. 1872 Reverse

Annuit Cúptis
([He] favors our undertakings)
Novus Ordo Seclorum
(A new order of the ages)
1885 Obverse image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 28, 2015
5. 1885 Obverse
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 130 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on January 27, 2017.
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