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Coat of arms of the State of Rhode Island
Coat of arms of Rhode Island.svg
Rhode Island state coat of arms (illustrated, 1876).jpg
Historical coat of arms (1876)
Armiger State of Rhode Island
Adopted 1 February 1882.
Crest None
Torse None
Blazon Azure, an Anchor Or
Supporters None
Compartment None
Motto Hope
Order(s) None
Other elements None

The coat of arms of Rhode Island is an official emblem of the state, alongside the seal and state flag. The blazon (description) was officially adopted by the General Assembly in 1881, to be effective 1 February 1882.

The arms are described legally thus: "The arms of the state are a golden anchor on a blue field, and the motto thereof is the word 'Hope'".


Besides being used by itself, the coat of arms of Rhode Island is used on the standard (flag) of the Governor of Rhode Island, and many governmental seals of the state.

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