What Is the National Emblem of Germany?

Germany's national coat of arms features a black eagle with a red beak and talons set against a yellow shield background, according to World Atlas. As of 2014, the seal features the same colors as the German flag. The eagle is used on the German 1 and 2 euro coins.

The national emblem of Germany is thought to have originated around the year 1200. Over the centuries, many variations were adopted for military and political reasons, but the eagle has remained the central theme. It is a re-introduction of the Weimar Republic coat of arms adopted by the Federal Republic of Germany in 1950. The official design as of 2014 is by Tobias Schwab.