Coat of Arms: The Peruvian coat of arms is
largely dominated by the central shield, which is divided into three
sections. The upper left section shows the national animal of Peru, the
The upper right section shows the cinchona tree. Cinchona
trees are used to make quinine, which is a powerful anti-malaria drug.
The lower section shows a cornucopia full of coins. These coins
represent the mineral wealth of the country. The Holm Oak Civil crown
above the shield signifies victory and glory.