Coolest coat of arms in the world

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I nominate Canada's. I hope the RCMP doesn't come "disappear" me for using the coat of arms without the governor-general's permission:
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Check and mate
 
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The standard by which coat's of arms is determined is a fight between the two bearers.
Lion vs Unicorn beats Hawk vs Crow.
 
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Yea but the three legged pelvis should count for a few points, after all it has spurs.
 
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The standard by which coat's of arms is determined is a fight between the two bearers.
Lion vs Unicorn beats Hawk vs Crow.
...whaaaa?!? Clearly that's a Peregrine falcon and a Raven!
 
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http://www.sullivansrus.com/images/coat.GIF [Broken]

This is ours. Aside from the addition of a robin with a sprig to the crest around 1930, it's genuine. Although maybe not so cool. The motto translates as "The gentle hand to victory". Which perhaps explains why we lost everything and were scattered across the world.
 
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not so fast, Canada's has a lion wielding a maple leaf!
Although there are no lions in Canada.
 
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Although there are no lions in Canada.
Please don't tell me that there are no unicorns in Canada, either!

My dreams are shattered!! I always wanted to do some back-country hunting in northern PQ so I could bag one!
 
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Please don't tell me that there are no unicorns in Canada, either!

My dreams are shattered!! I always wanted to do some back-country hunting in northern PQ so I could bag one!
hmm I wonder why Nunavut put a narwhal on theirs?
 
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hmm I wonder why Nunavut put a narwhal on theirs?
Ain't the same as a white horse with a twisty horn stickin' out of the forehead. Always wanted to hang one of them (in season,of course) for bragging rights.
 
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Please don't tell me that there are no unicorns in Canada, either!
My dreams are shattered!! I always wanted to do some back-country hunting in northern PQ so I could bag one!
Remember this is a country where their polar bears attack nulcear subs!

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Didn't we settle this?

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Nunavut.
 
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Didn't we settle this?

http://www.fotw.us/images/c/ca)nu.gif [Broken]

Nunavut.
Agreed, leopard. A caribou, a narwhal...and an igloo! For crying out loud, Nunavut wins!
 
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National ones:

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1. Czech Republic
2. Albania
3. Montenegro
4. Poland
5. Norway
6. Slovakia
7. Germany

The ugliest:

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Turkey
Sweden
Palau
Oman
Algeria
 
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Didn't we settle this?

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Nunavut.
I like how the caribou looks so happy and the narwhal looks like he's humping the round thingy. hehe.
 
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http://www.bondvanwapenbroeders.nl/mainsite/Gewesten/Zeeland/WapenZeeland.gif [Broken]

"Luctor et Emergo" means I like swimming. No?
 
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Greenland's is quite good, simple but gets the message accross

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This is a real wrought iron coat of arms from Canada, I have been involved in the antique
trade for years and I believe I have one of the only ones in a private collection that I
know of. They are extremely rare and quite desirable, especially in the U.S. where top
dollars are paid for them. I am extremely proud of my rare example.
 

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This is an additional one that I have. I received it when I got the larger one.
The smaller version is 29 inches.
 

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[URL]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/26/Coat_of_arms_of_the_Dominican_Republic.svg[/URL]
 
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The Velarde coat of arms. Though it does not work too well. Nepolian stuck my great, great, great, grandpa in a street fight and killed him. Stupid gang banger.
 
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on second thought nunavut's is pretty cool too
 
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I think this was trying to tell us something.

(Emperor Charles V)

Quarterly: I and IV grand-quarterly i and iv great-grand-quarterly 1 and 4 gules a three towered castle Or masoned sable and ajouré azure (for Castile), 2 and 3 argent a lion rampant purpure crowned Or langued and armed gules (for Leon), ii per pale, dexter per fess, in chief Or four pallets gules (for Aragon), in base gules a cross, saltire, and orle of chains linked together Or and a centre point vert (for Navarre), sinister party per pale argent a cross potent and four crosslets Or impaling barry of eight gules and argent (for Naples), iii per pale, dexter per fess, in chief Or four pallets gules (for Aragon), in base gules a cross, saltire, and orle of chains linked together Or and a centre point vert (for Navarre), sinister per saltire, 1 and 4 Or four pallets gules, 2 and 3 argent an eagle displayed sable (for Sicily); II and III grand-quarterly, i gules a fess argent (for Austria), ii azure semy-de-lis Or a bordure compony argent and gules (new Burgundy), iii bendy of six Or and azure a bordure gules (old Burgundy), iv sable a lion rampant Or langued and armed gules (for Brabant), overall at the fess point of the quarter an inescutcheon Or a lion rampant sable armed and langued gules (for Flanders) impaling argent an eagle displayed gules, armed, beaked, and langued Or (for Tyrol); enté en point argent a pomegranate proper seeded gules, supported, sculpted and slipped vert (for Granada).

Supporters: A bicephalous eagle displayed sable imperially crowned proper in front of a saltire ragulée gules, the whole between two columns argent issuing from the sea proper in base, the one to dexter crowned imperially proper, the one to sinister crowned with the Royal Crown of Spain proper. The motto, PLVS VLTRA, wraps around the columns.
 

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