The coat o airms o Cyprus depicts a dou cairryin an olive branch (a weel-kent seembol o peace) ower “1960”, the year o Cypriot unthirldom frae Breetish rule. The background is a capper-yellae colour; this seembolises the lairge deposits o capperore on Cyprus (chiefly in the form o chalcopyrite, that is yellae in colour).
Whan Cyprus wis a Breetish Croun Colony, local colonial offeecials uised a coat o airms (whilk wur niver in fact offeecially grantit) o twa lions passant guardant, based on the emblem o Breetain.
The Cypriot coat o airms wis recently selectit as the main motif o a vera heich value collectors' coin, the Cyprus introduction tae the Eurozone commemorative coin, mintit in 2008. The obverse depicts the Coat o airms o Cyprus while the reverse depicts Cyprus connectit wi a ring tae Europe, οn a transfigured cairt.