The current coat o airms o Spain, tho it haes its ruits centuries back, wis approved bi law  in 1981, whan the present establisht replaced the interim version whilk, in turn, replaced the offeecial airms o Francoist Spain. The coat o airms appears in the banner o Spain.
Helm & Top o supporter Or an precious stanes, wi aicht rosettes, five visible, an aicht pearls interspersed, closed at the tap bi aicht diamonds an aa adorned wi pearls an surmountit bi a cross on a globe
The present design, in maugre o criticism bi heraldic experts, is regulate bi:
Act 33/1981, datit 5 October, on the Coat o Airms o Spain (Offeecial Gazette nº 250, datit 19 October)
Ryal Decree 2964/1981, datit 18 December, approvin the offeecial Coat o Airms o Spain (Offeecial Gazette nº 221, datit 15 September)
Ryal Decree 2267/1982, dated 3 September, technically specifeein the colours o the Arms o Spain (offeecial Gazette nº 221, dated 15 September)