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Coat o airms o Guatemala

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The coat o airms o Guatemala comprises:

  • A wreath o Bay Laurel branches, the seembol for veectory;
  • The Resplendent Quetzal, a bird that seembolizes liberty;
  • A scroll on which is written LIBERTAD 15 DE SEPTIEMBRE DE 1821 (15 September 1821 is the date o Central Americae's unthirldom frae Spain);
  • Twa crossed Remington rifles wi bayonets indicatin Guatemala's willinness tae defend itsel bi force if need be;
  • Twa crossed swords, representin honour.

The emblem wis designed bi the Swiss airtist an engraver Jean-Baptiste Frener, who lived in Guatemala frae 1854 till his daith in 1897.

The coat o airms an aa appears on the Banner o Guatemala. The quetzal previously appeared in the banner o Los Altos, Central Americae in the 1830s.

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