1976 13¢ Wisconsin
State Flags Issue
Issue Date: February 23, 1976
City: Washington, DC
Quantity: 8,720,100 panes of 50
Printed By: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Printing Method: Photogravure
Wisconsin State Flag
Wisconsin's state flag pictures a shield on a dark blue field with the state motto "Forward". Beneath it is the state animal, a badger. A sailor and miner represent that the people of Wisconsin work on water and land. The shield in the center represents Wisconsin's support for the United States.
In four areas surrounding the shield are symbols relating to the states main industries, agriculture, mining, manufacturing and navigation. The cornucopia and pile of lead represent farm products and minerals.
Wisconsin's flag law was amended in 1979 to include the name of the state and the date it was granted statehood.