Thursday, December 11, 2008


Uganda 5 Shilling 1982 UNC
Front Design: Map, arm
Back Design: Coffee bean picker

The Coat of Arms of Uganda is centered on a shield and spears on a green mound.

The shield and spears represent the willingness of the Ugandan people to defend their country. There are three images on the shield: those on top represent the waves of Lake Victoria; the sun in the centre represents the many days of brilliant sunshine Uganda enjoys; and the traditional drum at the bottom is symbolic of dancing, and the summoning people to meetings and ceremony.

The shield is flanked on the right by a Crested Crane (Balearica regulorum gibbericeps), a subspecies of the Grey-crowned Crane and the national bird of Uganda. On the left is the Ugandan Kob (Kobus kob thomasi), a species of Kob that here represents abundant wildlife.

The shield stands on a green mound, representing fertile land, and directly above a representation of the River Nile. Two main cash crops, coffee and cotton, flank the river. At the bottom is the national motto: "For God and My Country".

Coat of arms of Uganda
Information and Image obtained from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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