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Home > Catalog > |Medieval & Modern Coins| > |Other Medieval & Modern| > WO91878
Andorra, Grandalla Commemorative 2 Centims, 2002
Andorra, officially the Principality of Andorra, also called the Principality of the Valleys of Andorra, is a sovereign landlocked microstate on the Iberian Peninsula, in the eastern Pyrenees, bordering France to the north and Spain to the south. Believed to have been created by Charlemagne, Andorra was ruled by the Count of Urgell until 988, when it was transferred to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Urgell, and the present principality was formed by a charter in 1278. It is known as a principality as it is a diarchy headed by two Princes: the Catholic Bishop of Urgell in Catalonia, Spain, and the President of France. Andorra is the sixth-smallest nation in Europe, having an area of 468 square kilometres (181 sq mi) and a population of approximately 77,281. The Andorran people are a Romance ethnic group of originally Catalan descent. Andorra is the 16th-smallest country in the world by land and the 11th-smallest by population. Its capital, Andorra la Vella, is the highest capital city in Europe, at an elevation of 1,023 metres (3,356 feet) above sea level. The official language is Catalan, however, Spanish, Portuguese, and French are also commonly spoken. Tourism in Andorra sees an estimated 10.2 million visitors annually. Andorra is not a member of the European Union, but the euro is its official currency. It has been a member of the United Nations since 1993. In 2013, Andorra had the highest life expectancy in the world at 81 years, according to the Global Burden of Disease Study.
WO91878. Brass 2 Centims, Kraus KM 179, MS, weight 3.6g, maximum diameter 18.2mm, die axis 0o, 2002; obverse PRINCIPAT D'ANDORRA (above), 2002 (below), Coat of Arms: quartered shield with the arms of the Bishop of Urgell and the Count of Foix (historically the two co-princes of Andorra) and the emblems of Catalonia and the Viscount of Bťarn, VIRTVS VNITA FORTIOR at bottom; reverse 2 CENTIMS (above), Grandalla (below), a pair of Grandalla (Narcissus) blossoms, the national flower of Andorra; SOLD











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