• 1 Centim 2002, KM# 176, Andorra, Joan Martí i Alanis, Charlemagne
  • 1 Centim 2002, KM# 176, Andorra, Joan Martí i Alanis, Charlemagne
Description

The Andorran diner (ADD) is a commemorative currency issued in form of coins intended for collectors and without a legal tender value. A diner is divided into 100 cèntims. It was an artificial currency to produce commemorative coins.

Obverse

National arms, date below.

The coat of arms of Andorra is the heraldic device consisting of a shield divided quarterly by the arms of the Bishop of Urgell (top left) and the Count of Foix (top right) – who have historically been the two co-princes of Andorra – in addition to the emblems of Catalonia (bottom left) and the Viscount of Béarn (bottom right). At the bottom is the country's motto – Strength united is stronger (Latin: Virtus unita fortior).

PRINCIPAT D'ANDORRA
VIRTUS UNITA FORTIOR
2002

Reverse

Crowned head facing, denomination below.

Charlemagne or Charles the Great (2 April 742/747/748 – 28 January 814), numbered Charles I, was the King of the Franks from 768, King of the Lombards from 774 and Emperor of the Romans from 800. He united much of Europe during the early Middle Ages. He was the first recognised emperor in western Europe since the fall of the Western Roman Empire three centuries earlier. The expanded Frankish state which Charlemagne founded was called the Carolingian Empire.

Charlemagne has been called the "Father of Europe" (Pater Europae), as he united most of Western Europe for the first time since the Roman Empire. His rule spurred the Carolingian Renaissance, a period of energetic cultural and intellectual activity within the Western Church. All Holy Roman Emperors considered their kingdoms to be descendants of Charlemagne's empire, up to the last Emperor Francis II and the French and German monarchies.

Carlemany
1 CÈNTIM

Edge

1 Centim

Charlemagne

KM# 176
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Characteristics
Type Commemorative Issue (Non-circulating)
Material Aluminium
Weight 2.1 g
Diameter 27 mm
Thickness 1.8 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal

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