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The following is a list of symbols of the U.S. state of Rhode Island.

State insignia

Type Symbol Image Adopted
Flag Flag of Rhode Island Flag of Rhode Island.svg 1640 (originally)
1916 (formally)
Motto Hope Hope 1664
Nickname The Ocean State
Little Rhody
The Plantation State
The Ocean State
Little Rhody
The Plantation State
1971
Seal Seal of Rhode Island Seal of Rhode Island.svg 1644
Slogan Unwind Unwind
2000
Coat of Arms Coat of Arms of Rhode Island Coat of arms of Rhode Island.svg 1822

Living symbols

Type Symbol Image Adopted
Bird Rhode Island Red Chicken
Gallus gallus domesticus
Rhode Island Red.jpg 1954
Coral Northern Star Coral
Astrangia poculata
[[]] 2021
Fish Striped Bass
Morone saxatilis
Striped bass FWS 1.jpg 2000
Flower Violet
Viola sororia
Viola sororia.jpg 1968
Insect American Burying Beetle
Nicrophorus americanus
Nicrophorus americanus - Sankt-Peterburg.jpg 2015
Tree Red Maple
Acer rubrum
Red maple.png 1964
Shell Quahaug
Mercenaria mercenaria
LittleNeck clams USDA96c1862.jpg 1987

Earth symbols

Type Symbol Image Adopted
Fruit Rhode Island Greening Apple Rhode Island Greening Apple outside.jpg 1991
Mineral Bowenite Serpentine-bowenite.jpg 1966
Rock Cumberlandite Cumberlandite.JPG 1966

Cultural symbols

Type Symbol Image Adopted
Drink Coffee Milk Autocrat3.jpg 1993
Song "Rhode Island, It's for Me" Incethomas.jpg 1996
Tartan Rhode Island State Tartan
Rhode Island Tartan
2000
Yacht Courageous 2000
Ship USSĀ Providence, SSV Oliver Hazard Perry Continental Sloop Providence (1775-1779).jpg 1993
Folk Art Crescent Park Looff Carousel Crescent Park Carousel, East Providence, RI.jpg 1985
Appetizer Calamari Fried calamari.jpg 2014

United States coin

Type Symbol Image Coined
Quarter dollar Rhode Island Quarter 2001 2001 RI Proof.png 2001
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