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Virginia
Date Issued: 1976-02-23
Postage Value: 13 cents

Commemorative issue
State flags - American Bicentennial
Virginia

Shown is the state flag of Virginia, part of a pane of stamps showing the flags of each of the 50 states.

The state flag of Virginia has a deep blue field with a circle of white in the center on both sides of the flag. In this white circle the coat of arms of the state is painted or embroidered, as described by the convention of 1776:

"Virtus, the genius of the commonwealth, dressed like an Amazon, resting on a spear with one hand, and holding a sword in other, and treading on tyranny, represented by a man prostrate, a crown fallen from his head, a broken chain in his left hand and a scourge in his right. In the exergon the word Virginia over the head of Virtus, and underneath the words "Sic Semper Tyrannis."

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