Seal of the United States Virgin Islands
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The new seal of the United States Virgin Islands features the three-island design of the main islands of Saint Croix, Saint John and Saint Thomas, often seen throughout the territory. It reads "Government of the United States Virgin Islands". It replaces[when?] an earlier seal similar to the flag of the United States Virgin Islands, which was based on the central design of the Great Seal of the United States. The seal also contains the flag of the United States and also the flag of Denmark to symbolize its former status as a Danish colony before 1917. There's also, centered in the seal, a bananaquit, the island's national bird.
Designed by St. Thomas artist Mitchlyn E. Davis, Sr.