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<small>Note: FWG is a citizens' coalition.</small><!---BEU probably is, too, but de:WP doesn't explain that.--->
===Coat of arms===
Usingen's civic [[coat of arms]] shows four lions rampant, two gold and two silver. The earliest seal whose appearance is known – there had been earlier ones, but what they looked like is unknown – dates from 1277 and shows the four lions (golden ones denoting Nassau; silver ones denoting [[Saarbrücken]]), since the town was ruled then by the Counts of Nassau-Saarbrücken. Later seals did not show the billets and crosses with which the fields are spangled, but they reappeared in 1935, when the current arms were conferred. An earlier town symbol, a cloverleaf (or heraldically, a trefoil), may explain the charge on the inescutcheon. This was also added to the arms in 1935.[]