Coat of arms of Paraguay

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Coat of arms of Paraguay
Coat of arms of Paraguay.svg
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Coat of arms of Paraguay (reverse).svg
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Armiger Republic of Paraguay
Adopted 1820
Escutcheon A Round, white background, red border with the name of the country in Spanish, to the left a green palm branch and to the right a green olive branch, and both are tied together. In the middle there is a five-point yellow star

A lion, in front of a staff and liberty cap, with the National Motto
Motto Paz y Justicia
"Peace and Justice"

The national coat of arms of Paraguay ("Escudo de Armas") has the following construction:

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Round, white background, red border with the inscription: "República de Paraguay", to the left a green palm branch and to the right a green olive branch, and both are tied together. In the middle there is a five-point yellow star.

The reverse of the arms features a lion, in front of a staff and liberty cap, with the inscription "Paz Y Justicia", meaning “peace and justice”. While probably most prominent on the reverse of the national flag, reverse of the seal is also used by the Supreme Court of Paraguay, and is featured alongside the obverse on banknotes of the national currency, the Guaraní.

The first design of the coat of arms dates to the year 1820, from the time of the dictatorship of Francia.[1]

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  1. ^ "Merriam-Webster's Atlas". Retrieved February 14, 2012. "Under the dictator José Gaspar Rodríguez de Francia (1814-40) the French colors were adopted for the flag. The coat of arms (a golden star surrounded by a wreath) is on the obverse side, but the seal of the treasury (a lion, staff, and liberty cap, with the motto &quotPeace and Justice&quot) is on the reverse; the flag is unique in this respect." 

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