The Brazil coat of arms was officially adopted November 19th, 1889. The center piece is a five-pointed star in red, green, and yellow. A light blue circle is located inside of this. It depicts white stars in the shape of the Southern Cross constellation. 27 stars form a ring around the disc. They symbolize the states and territories of the nation. The Brazil coat of arms is flanked by tobacco and coffee wreaths.
A blue banner is located at the bottom of the Brazil coat of arms. It reads the nationís official name, as well as the date the country was established. A sword runs through the middle.