PinWyo LLC was licensed in 2004 by partners, Mary Meyer and Diana Enzi. We enjoy designing novelty pins that celebrate Wyoming symbols and traditions and offer them at a lower price point for organizations and for individual sales.
The first pin design features the state seal of Wyoming. Cast in silver tone or gold tone in lapel or small brooch size, it turns the symbol of the Equality State into wearable art. The women's pin is surrounded by 23 pearls representing each of our counties. Later versions highlighted the month of statehood, July with red stones and pink stones to support breast cancer awareness.
The next pin and official symbol of the Cowboy State, the bucking horse and rider, was produced in three colors and finishes. This is our most popular pin and has even been used for gift exchanges by customers traveling in the States and around the world.
We also create custom designs for specific events or groups, including, among others, the National Association of Secretaries of State - NASS, the Wyoming Legislature, and the University of Wyoming. To begin the process of ordering a custom pin, customers can contact us if they are interested in our designing a pin for their membership, a significant occasion or for fund raising purposes.
This has been a grand adventure for us. We have been able to share some of our beloved state's history through the pin designs and meet great people in the process. Contact us with questions and suggestions. Discounts for large orders are negotiable. We would like to hear from you.
The Secretary of State is the custodian of the Great Seal. The signature of the Governor, the certifying signature of the Secretary of State and the impression of the Great Seal represent the authority and sovereignty of the State of Wyoming.
The two dates on the Great Seal, 1869 and 1890, commemorate the organization of the Territorial government and Wyoming's admission to the Union.
The woman in the center holds a banner proclaiming "Equal Rights", Wyoming having been the first government to grant equal rights to women. The male figures typify the livestock and mining industries of the state. Upon a five-pointed star the number "44" appears, being the number of admission to the Union. On top of the pillars rest lamps from which burn the Light of Knowledge. Scrolls encircling the two pillars bears the words, "Oil", "Mines", "Livestock", and "Grain", four of Wyoming's major industries.
-Thanks to soswy.state.wy.us