Andorra has announced plans to issue a commemorative €2 coin in
December. The coin will celebrate the principality’s status as “the
The obverse design reproduces on its upper part a triangle,
consisting of three undulating strips representing a simplified
version of the map of the country, with the inscriptions ANDORRA and
EL PAÍS DELS PIRINEUS (“the Pyrenean country”).
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“These three elements make up the brand owned by the Government of
Andorra, which is used to provide a uniform, consistent and
coordinated image to all graphic communication and, at the same time,
achieve an unmistakable and instant identification,” according to the
announcement of the coin in the Official Journal of the European Union.
The lower part of the design records the year of issuance, 2017.
Andorra, located entirely in the Pyrenees Mountains between Spain
and France, is the sixth-smallest nation in Europe.
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The microstate’s population, about 77,000 people according to the
United Nations, is lower than the top mintage of the coin (which is
The ringed-bimetallic coin has a copper-nickel core and
copper-aluminum-nickel ring. The €2 coin weighs 8.5 grams and measures
25.75 millimeters in diameter.
The coin’s outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag. The
common reverse shows a map of the European Union.