New Mexico Statutes Chapter 12. Miscellaneous Public Affairs Matters § 12-3-1. State seal; design

The coat of arms of the state shall be the Mexican eagle grasping a serpent in its beak, the cactus in its talons, shielded by the American eagle with outspread wings, and grasping arrows in its talons;  the date 1912 under the eagles and, on a scroll, the motto:  “Crescit Eundo.”  The great seal of the state shall be a disc bearing the coat of arms and having around the edge the words “Great Seal of the State of New Mexico.”


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