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Flag of the President of the United States
Flag of the President of the United States

The flag of the President of the United States consists of the presidential coat of arms on a dark blue background.

Attached to the order were illustrations of the seal and flag, and also a set of "specifications" for the flag, which defines more precise colors for the elements than does the blazon of the coat of arms:

Flag base—blue.

Stars, large and small—white.

Chief—light blue.
Stripes—white and red.


Wings, body, upper legs—shades of brown.
Head, neck, tail—white, shaded gray.
Beak, feet, lower legs—yellow.
Talons—dark gray, white highlights.

Arrows—white, shaded gray.
Olive branch:

Leaves, stem—shades of green.
Olives—light green.

Clouds—white, shaded gray.
Scroll—white with gray shadows.

All dimensions are exclusive of heading and hems. Device to appear on both sides of flag but will appear reversed on reverse side of flag, except that the motto shall read from left to right on both sides.

Early presidential flags

Proposed US Presidential Flag 1817
Design was proposed in the past, but never officially adopted 1817 proposed flag (not adopted)
US Naval Jack 37 stars
Design used in the past, but now abandoned The 37-star Union flag, used by the Navy from 1867–1869 during presidential visits


It is illegal to reproduce or sell the flag of the President pursuant to Title 18 of the United States Code § 713(b). This is because it substantially reproduces the Seal of the President.

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