• 2 Euro 2014, Andorra, 20 Years in the Council of Europe
  • 2 Euro 2014, Andorra, 20 Years in the Council of Europe
Description

The Council of Europe (CoE) is an international organisation focused on promoting human rights, democracy and the rule of law in Europe. Founded in 1949, it has 47 member states, covers approximately 820 million people and operates with an annual budget of approximately half a billion euros.

Andorra has been a member of the Council of Europe since 10 November 1994. Member states exercise on a rotating basis for a period of six months, the chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers, which is the executive body of the organism. The Andorran chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers started on November 9, 2012 and ended on May 16, 2013.

Obverse

The centerpiece of the design is the number 20 (with the digit 0 containing 12 stars). To the left the coat of arms of the Principality and at the bottom the year of issue "2014". On the outer edge 12 five-pointed stars representing the European Union.

ANDORRA
AL CONSELL D'EUROPA
20
2014

Reverse

A geographical map of Western Europe spans the outer ring and inner core on the right side of the coin. The inscription 2 EURO is superimposed over the map of Europe, with the numeral “2” located in an open field representing the eastern Atlantic Ocean.

12 stars are located on the right side of the outer ring, with six stars atop the map of Europe and six stars below it; six vertical stripes cut across the inner core of the coin, visually connecting the upper and lower star segments.

Luc Luycx, a designer at the Royal Belgian Mint, designed the Euro’s common reverse; his initials, LL, are seen on the right side of the design, just under the “O” in “EURO.”

2 EURO
LL

Edge

The sequence "2 ★ ★" repeated six times alternately upright and inverted.

2 ★ ★ 2 ★ ★ 2 ★ ★ 2 ★ ★ 2 ★ ★ 2 ★ ★

2 Euro

20 Years in the Council of Europe

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Characteristics
Type Commemorative Issue (Circulating)
Material Bi-Metallic
Ring Cupronickel
Center Nickel Brass
Weight 8.5 g
Diameter 25.75 mm
Thickness 2.2 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Mint
Royal Spanish Mint (FNMT-RCM)

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