The flag of the state of New Jersey includes the coat of arms of the state on a buff-colored background. According to the minutes of the New Jersey General Assembly for March 11, 1896, the date in which the Assembly officially approved the flag as the state emblem, the buff color is due indirectly to George Washington, who had ordered on October 2, 1779, that the uniform coats of the New Jersey Continental Line be dark (Jersey) blue, with buff facings. Buff-colored facings had until then been reserved only for his own uniform and those of other Continental generals and their aides. Then, on February 28, 1780, the Continental War Officers in Philadelphia directed that the uniform coat facings of all regiments were to be the same as the background color of the regiments' state flag.
The State seal in the center of the flag contains a horse's head. A helmet showing that New Jersey governs itself accordingly and three plows on a shield referring to the State's agriculture tradition, giving it the nickname "Garden State". The two Goddesses represent the State motto, "Liberty and Prosperity". Liberty is on the left. She is holding a staff with a liberty cap on it, and the word liberty underneath her. The goddess on the right is Ceres, goddess of agriculture. She is holding a cornucopia with prosperity written below her.
NJ Flag Proposal "The state where Edison harnessed electricity - by Usacelt"
NJ Flag Proposal by Kermitdefrog
NJ Flag Proposal "Jorge Maat Dávila"
New Jersey State Flag Proposal No. 11 Designed By: Stephen Richard Barlow 04 SEP 2014
NJ Flag Proposal "Andrew"
NJ Flag Proposal "BigRed618"
New Jersey State Flag Proposal No. 12 By: Stephen Richard Barlow 09 NOV 2014 at 1108hrs cst
New Jersey flag proposal 1 by Hans. Jan 2014. (details)
New Jersey flag proposal 2 by Hans. Oct 2014. (details)
New Jersey flag proposal 3 by Hans. Oct 2014. (details)
New Jersey flag proposal 4 by Hans. Feb 2015. (details)
New Jersey flag proposal 5 by Hans. Based on Aryq's flag. Sep 2015. (details)
New Jersey flag proposal 6 by Hans. Based on Aryq's flag. Sep 2015. (details)
New Jersey flag proposal 7 by Hans. Oct 2016. (details)
New Jersey State Flag Proposal No. 10 Designed By: Stephen Richard Barlow 28 DEC 2014 at 1401 HRS CST
New Jersey State Flag Proposal No. 2a Designed By: Stephen Richard Barlow 10 JAN 2015 at 1234 HRS CST
New Jersey State Flag Symplistic Proposal. The state motto is “Liberty and Prosperity.” The shield is liberty, and the arrow — pointing upward — is prosperity. By Ed Mitchell. 2013.
New Jersey State Flag Proposal No. 12 Designed By: DesertStormVet 30 MAY 2015 at 0911 HRS CST.
New Jersey State Flag Proposal No. 13 Designed By: DesertStormVet 30 MAY 2015 at 0913 HRS CST.
New Jersey State Flag Proposal by NATHANIEL TANG on 8 JUNE 2015 at 22:05 UTC. Flag based on the one of the Crown Dependency of Jersey in the English Channel, for which State is named, but replacing the arms of the Duke of Normandy (Queen Elizabeth II) with the shield from the arms of the State.
NJ flag proposal by 5thEye
New Jersey Flag Proposal by TheMaster001
New Jersey State Flag Proposal - "Krago1"
"New Jersey State Flag Proposal "Krago2"
NJ Tricolor by Newresnow
NJ Triband by Newresnow
North-Central-South Jersey Stripes by Newresnow
New Jersey proposal 1 by Digilog, Apr 2017
NJ was the third state of the Union thus has three stars on carry over buff. Blue star for the shield, orange and red for Liberty and Ceres. Design by Rotten Ali.
New Jersey state flag proposed by Ken Morton. This flag retains the colors of the current state flag. The three arms of the Y-shaped pall represent the three primary regions of New Jersey: the northern suburbs oriented eastward, towards New York City; the Jersey shore running to the south west; and the central corridor running across the middle of the state to Trenton and Princeton.