Coat of arms of Argentina

coat of arms

The coat of arms of Argentina was used in its current form in 1944. It started in the seal of the General Constituent Assembly of 1813.[2]

Coat of arms of Argentina[1]

Adopted1813, 1944.
CrestA Sun of May
EscutcheonAn oval party per fess bleu celeste and argent; the two shaking hands in base come together to hold a pike with a Phrygian cap gules in chief.
Other elementsThe whole surrounded by a wreath of laurel vert and tied with a banner.
Earlier versionsThe seal of a French group in the National Assembly (around 1793) and the seal of the General Constituent Assembly (1813).

It is not known who made the coat of arms. At the top is the gold-yellowed Sun of May, also found on the flag of Argentina. The rising sun is for the rising of Argentina. In the center, there are two shaking hands. This is for the unity of the Provinces of Argentina. The hands come together to hold a pike. This shows power and willingness to defend freedom. The Phrygian cap is on the top of the spear.

The blue and white colors are for the Argentine people. They are the same colors of the Argentine flag. The blue half is for the sky and the white is for the Río de la Plata.


  1. "National country symbols of Argentina". Archived from the original on September 29, 2018. Retrieved November 27, 2011.
  2. "Que el Escudo, la Bandera, el Himno y su letra son los símbolos de la soberanía de la Nación" [That the Coat of Arms, the Flag, the Anthem, and its lyrics are the symbols of the sovereignty of the Nation.] (in Spanish). Ministry of Economy and Production. Archived from the original on April 29, 2016. Retrieved November 27, 2011. En adelante se adoptará como representación del escudo argentino, la reproducción fiel del Sello que usó la Soberana Asamblea General Constituyente de la Provincias Unidas del Río de la Plata, el mismo que ésta ordenó en sesión de 12 de marzo de 1813, usase el Poder Ejecutivo.