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Coat of arms of Tonga

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Coat of arms of Tonga

The coat of arms of Tonga (ko e Sila ʻo Tonga) was designed in 1875 with the creation of the constitution.

There is no official specification of how exactly the arms should look. Even the shield on the front gate of the late king's palace is different from the old black/white copy used by the (ex-) government printer on all official stationery, is different from the copy on the prime minister's office webpage, etc. Some have pointed crowns, some rounded; some have normal flags, others have flags looking more like banners; some use the modern orthography, some the old (Ko e Otua mo Toga ko hoku Tofia); some have black swords, others white; and so forth.

Graphical characteristics:
Asymmetric, Open shape, Colorful, Contains both straight and curved lines, Has crossing lines.

Category: Flags.

Coat of arms of Tonga is part of the Coat of Arms group.

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