• 2 Euro 2017, Andorra, 100th Anniversary of the Anthem of Andorra
  • 2 Euro 2017, Andorra, 100th Anniversary of the Anthem of Andorra
Description

This coin commemorates the 100th anniversary of its admission as the national anthem of Andorra by agreement of the Consell General (Andorran Parliament) of 2 April 1917.

Obverse

Depicts a partial reproduction of the anthem of Andorra published in 1914. The central part of the design reproduces the first notes of the anthem flanked by an ornamentation of floral style and the inscription 'Andorran anthem'. The upper part of the design shows the year of issuance ‘2017’ and the inscription '100 years of the anthem of Andorra'.

'El Gran Carlemany' (The Great Charlemagne) is the national anthem of the Principality of Andorra. Enric Marfany Bons composed the music, while the lyrics were authored by Joan Benlloch i Vivó, written in a first-person narrative. It was adopted as the national anthem on September 8, 1921, which is also the national day of Andorra. The lyrics make reference to several key aspects of Andorran culture and history, such as the heritage of the Carolingian Empire.

2017
100 anys de
l’himne d’Andorra
Himne Andorrà

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

100th Anniversary of the Anthem of Andorra

KM#
Characteristics
Type Commemorative Issue (Non-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
Paris Mint (A)

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