National Arms of Liberia

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National Arms of Liberia

Coat of arms (crest) of National Arms of Liberia
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The arms were adopted on July 16, 1847.

The arms are not heraldic in style, but show a coastal landscape with sun, ship, plough and peace dove. The composition describes the foundation of the country; the released slaves came by ship from America to the new land and started to develop the land (plough). The dove is a general symbol of peace.

The motto "The love of liberty brought us here" refers to the liberated slaves finding a new country.


The arms on a coin

The arms on a Dutch trade card, 1910s

The arms on an American tobacco card, 1920s

The arms on a Dutch matchbox label, 1960s

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