Coat of arms of the Bahamas
|Coat of arms of the Bahamas|
|Armiger||Elizabeth II, Queen of the Bahamas|
|Adopted||7 December 1971|
|Crest||Conch shell proper, surrounded by five palm fronds vert|
|Torse||Blue and Gold|
|Supporters||Marlin and Flamingo|
|Motto||Forward, Upward, Onward Together|
The Coat of Arms of the Bahamas is a shield with the national symbols.
Description and explanation[change | edit source]
The shield has a marlin and flamingo. The crest on top of the helmet is a conch shell. This is for the varied marine life of the island chain. The ship is said to be the Santa María of Christopher Columbus. The animals on the shield are the national animals. The national motto is at the bottom.
The vibrant colors of the coat of arms are to point to a bright future for the islands.
The Coat of Arms was approved by Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II on 7th December, 1971.