Description: The seal of the United States Department of the Treasury. The original seal dates from the Board of Treasury during the Articles of Confederation, and so predates the department (and Federal Government) itself. The current design is a slight simplification of the original, introduced in 1968. The seal's arms depicts balancing scales (to represent justice), a key (the emblem of official authority) and a chevron with thirteen stars (to represent the original states). For more information, see here.
Title: Seal of the United States Department of the Treasury
Credit: Extracted from PDF file here.
Author: U.S. Government. The original 1780s seal is believed to have been designed by Francis Hopkinson.
Permission: Public domain from a copyright standpoint, but other restrictions apply. Federal law prohibits use of any symbol, emblem, seal, insignia, or badge of any entity of the Department of Treasury (including the Customs Service, Secret Service, and Internal Revenue Service) or any colorable imitation of such words, initials, symbols, emblems, or seals in connection with any advertisement, solicitation, business activity, or product where such use could reasonably be interpreted as conveying the false impression that such advertisement, solicitation, business activity, or product is in any manner approved, endorsed, sponsored, authorized by, or associated with the Department of the Treasury or any organization within the Department. See here, 18 U.S.C. § 701, 31 U.S.C. § 333 and 31 C.F.R. Part 37.
Usage Terms: Public domain
License: Public domain
Attribution Required?: No