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*7. Two eagle supporters, with black star medals suspended from a ribbon of the national colours around their necks symbolise protectors with strength, very clear and attentive eyes keeping watch over the country.
 
*7. Two eagle supporters, with black star medals suspended from a ribbon of the national colours around their necks symbolise protectors with strength, very clear and attentive eyes keeping watch over the country.
 
*8. The motto is FREEDOM AND JUSTICE.
 
*8. The motto is FREEDOM AND JUSTICE.
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The national coat of arms as seen in Accra ([http://www.flickr.com/photos/edlynne/3163092648/in/photostream/ source]):<br>
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[[File:ghana3.jpg|center]]
  
 
Previously the British colony used only a badge showing an elephant before a palm tree, identical to [[Sierra Leone]] and [[Gambia]], but with the letters GC for Gold Coast, the colonial name of Ghana.
 
Previously the British colony used only a badge showing an elephant before a palm tree, identical to [[Sierra Leone]] and [[Gambia]], but with the letters GC for Gold Coast, the colonial name of Ghana.
  
 
[[FIle:ghana2.jpg|center]]
 
[[FIle:ghana2.jpg|center]]
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[[Literature]] : [http://www.ghana.gov.gh/living/coatofarms.php www.ghana.gov.gh/living/coatofarms.php]
 
[[Literature]] : [http://www.ghana.gov.gh/living/coatofarms.php www.ghana.gov.gh/living/coatofarms.php]

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Civic heraldry of Ghana
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National Coat of arms of GHANA

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Origin/meaning :
The arms were adopted on March 4, 1957.

The National coat of arms of Ghana is is composed of a shield, divided into four quarters by a green St. George's cross, rimmed with gold. The following are the symbols in the quarters and their meaning:

  • 1. The crossed linguist staff and ceremonial sword on a blue background represent the local administration.
  • 2. A heraldic castle on a heraldic sea with a light blue background represents the national government.
  • 3. A Cocoa tree position represents the agricultural wealth of the country.
  • 4. A mine shaft represents the mineral wealth of the country.
  • 5. A gold lion in the center of the St. George's Cross represents the continued link between Ghana and the Commonwealth.
  • 6. The crest consists of a black five-pointed star rimmed with gold standing on a wreath of red, gold and green. The crest represents the lodestar of African Freedom.
  • 7. Two eagle supporters, with black star medals suspended from a ribbon of the national colours around their necks symbolise protectors with strength, very clear and attentive eyes keeping watch over the country.
  • 8. The motto is FREEDOM AND JUSTICE.

The national coat of arms as seen in Accra (source):

Ghana3.jpg

Previously the British colony used only a badge showing an elephant before a palm tree, identical to Sierra Leone and Gambia, but with the letters GC for Gold Coast, the colonial name of Ghana.

Ghana2.jpg


Literature : www.ghana.gov.gh/living/coatofarms.php