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The coat of arms of Guyana (Co-operative Republic of Guyana) was granted by the College of Arms on 25 February 1966.

Coat of arms of Guyana
Coat of arms of Guyana.svg
Versions
Arms of the President of Guyana.svg
Coat of arms of the President
ArmigerCo-operative Republic of Guyana
Adopted25 February 1966
CrestAn Amerindian head-dress (also called a Cacique's Crown) with two diamond on the sides; a helmet Or; Mantling Azure and Argent
TorseAzure and Argent
BlazonArgent, three barrulets wavy Azure; in chief a Victoria regia lily, Guyana's national flower; in base the national bird, the Canje Pheasant (Opisthocomus hoazin)
SupportersJaguars with pick axe and stalks of rice and sugar cane
MottoOne People, One Nation, One Destiny

It includes a crest of an Amerindian head-dress symbolizing the indigenous people of the country, this crest is also called the Cacique's Crown; two diamonds at the sides of the head-dress representing mining industry; a helmet (monarchial insignia); two jaguars as supporters holding a pick axe, sugar cane, and a stalk of rice (symbolizing Guyana's mining, sugar and rice industries); a shield decorated with the Victoria amazonica lily, Guyana's national flower; three blue wavy lines representing the three main rivers of Guyana; and the national bird, the Canje Pheasant (Opisthocomus hoazin). The national motto, "One people, One Nation, One Destiny", appears on the scroll below the shield.[1][2][3]

British GuianaEdit

Colony of British Guiana
Emblem Period of use Notes
  1875–1906 Colonial badge of British Guiana, based on the seal of the Dutch West India Company. Depicting a sailing vessel with full sails. Before this the royal arms of the United Kingdom was used by the colonial authorities.
  1906–1955 The badge remained the same but was further augmented with a golden strap surrounding the badge with the Latin motto "DAMUS PETIMUS QUE VICISSIM" (We Give and Demand Reciprocal). The design of the sailing ship was changed slightly.
  1955–1966 On 8 December 1954 an arms was granted to the colony by the College of Arms in London. It depicted a Blackwall frigate in full sails, sailing to the sinister on waves of the sea, all proper. The same motto is written on a ribbon below the shield. Used until independence.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The Coat of Arms". www.guyana.org. Retrieved 8 August 2017.
  2. ^ "NATIONAL SYMBOLS". www.guyana.org. Retrieved 8 August 2017.
  3. ^ "National Flag & Coat of Arms". www.caribcentral.com. Retrieved 8 August 2017.