With the issuance of this stamp, the U.S. Postal Service commemorates the 100th anniversary of Arizona’s statehood. One of America’s last frontiers, Arizona became the 48th state in the Union on February 14, 1912. The “Grand Canyon State,” home to 21 Native American tribes with ancient connections to the land, is known for its stunning beauty and abundant natural resources. The stamp art celebrates this beauty with an original painting of Cathedral Rock.
Arizona State Seal Plaque: Arizona's great seal is ringed by the words "Great Seal of the State of Arizona" on the top, and "1912", the year of Arizona's statehood, on the bottom. The motto Ditat Deus, "God Enriches", lies in the center of the seal. Under the motto is a scene that portrays Arizona's landscape, climate, and industry.