• 2 Euro 2018, Andorra, 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
  • 2 Euro 2018, Andorra, 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Description

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is a historic document that was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly at its third session on 10 December 1948 as Resolution 217 at the Palais de Chaillot in Paris, France. Of the then 58 members of the United Nations, 48 voted in favor, none against, eight abstained, and two did not vote.

The Declaration consists of 30 articles affirming an individual's rights which, although not legally binding in themselves, have been elaborated in subsequent international treaties, economic transfers, regional human rights instruments, national constitutions, and other laws.

Article 5 of the Constitution of Andorra declares that the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is integrated into the country's legal system.

Obverse

Depicts a tree with country name and date written vertically on the trunk, surrounded by the inscription "70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights".

The coin’s outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag.

70 ANYS DE LA DECLARACIO UNIVERSAL DELS DRETS HUMANS
ANDORRA 2018

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

70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

KM#
Characteristics
Type Commemorative Issue (Non-circulating)
Material Nickel Brass
Weight 8.5 g
Diameter 25.75 mm
Thickness 2.2 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Mint
Royal Spanish Mint (FNMT-RCM)

Related coins

20 Years in the Council of Europe

Bi-Metallic, 8.5 g, ⌀ 25.75 mm

Bi-Metallic, 8.5 g, ⌀ 25.75 mm
25th Anniversary of the Signature of the Customs Agreement with EU

Bi-Metallic, 8.5 g, ⌀ 25.75 mm