Andorran Euro Coins

Andorra has a monetary agreement with the EU allowing it to make the euro its official currency, and permitting it to issue euro coins as early as 1 July 2013. The country did not have an official currency prior to adopting the euro, and unlike its two larger neighbours, France and Spain, which surround it, it is not a member of the EU. However it de facto used the EU's euro (the currency of the Eurozone states) as it had historically used the French franc and Spanish peseta. When those two currencies were replaced by the euro in 2002, the euro replaced the franc and peseta as the sole circulating currency in Andorra.

In 2014, Andorra will issue 70.000 collector euro sets that will include all the circulating euro coins of the country, produced in Spain and France. During this first year, the country will strike a total of 271.600 out of a planned 2,4 million coins. Moreover, the Andorran Government announced its intention to issue a 2 euro commemorative coin that will also be released in 2014.

On May 16, 2013, Andorra revealed the winners of the national competition for the design of the euro coins. The smallest denomination 1, 2 and 5 cents include the image of a chamois and the winner of the competition in this category was Ruben da Silva. The designs of the 10, 20 and 50 cents were developed by the design company Moles Disseny and depict(ed) the tower of the church of St. Martin in Cortina, and a portrait of St. Martin of Tours. The highest denominations of 1 and 2 euro coins shown the coat of arms of Andorra and Casa de la Vall ("House of the valleys") respectively.

Andorra euro coins image

New image for Andorran coins

In August 2013, Andorra released a new image for the 10, 20 and 50 cent coins, depicted a completely different theme. It is assumed that the original designs were not accepted, because the portrait of St. Martin of Tours resembled Jesus Christ, and were replaced with the image of the Romanesque church of Santa Coloma.

The coins will be minted in Spain and France for a total of 6,480,000 pieces:

  • 400.000 pieces of 2 euro coins
  • 580.000 pieces of 1 euro coins
  • 500.000 pieces of 50 cents coins
  • 1.000.000 pieces of 20 cents coins
  • 1.000.000 pieces of 10 cents coins
  • 1.000.000 pieces of 5 cents coins
  • 1.000.000 pieces of 2 cents coins
  • 1.000.000 pieces of 1 cents coins

The Andorran 2 euro coin edge inscription

Edge
The edge of the Andorran euro coins
 
"VIRTUS UNITA FORTIOR" (United Virtue is stronger)
Image of Andorra 2 euros coin
Andorra 2 euros - Andorran Coat of Arms

Andorra signed a Monetary Agreement with the European Union on 30 June 2011. As a result, Andorra can use the euro as its official currency and issue its own euro coins. All the coins feature the 12 stars of the European flag. The coat of arms of Andorra ... [ More ]

Year Mintage Price Shop
2015 Unknown € 13.00 Buy
2014 400,000 pieces € 8.90 Buy
Image of Andorra 1 euro coin
Andorra 1 euro - Casa de la Vall

Andorra signed a Monetary Agreement with the European Union on 30 June 2011. As a result, Andorra can use the euro as its official currency and issue its own euro coins. All the coins feature the 12 stars of the European flag. Casa de la Vall is a historical ... [ More ]

Year Mintage Price Shop
2014 580,000 pieces € 3.50 Buy
Image of Andorra 50 cents coin
Andorra 50 cents - The Church of Santa Coloma

Andorra signed a Monetary Agreement with the European Union on 30 June 2011. As a result, Andorra can use the euro as its official currency and issue its own euro coins. All the coins feature the 12 stars of the European flag. The Romanesque church of ... [ More ]

Year Mintage Price Shop
2014 500,000 pieces € 4.50 Buy
Image of Andorra 20 cents coin
Andorra 20 cents - The Curch of Santa Coloma

Andorra signed a Monetary Agreement with the European Union on 30 June 2011. As a result, Andorra can use the euro as its official currency and issue its own euro coins. All the coins feature the 12 stars of the European flag. The Romanesque church of ... [ More ]

Year Mintage Price Shop
2014 1,000,000 pieces € 1.95 Buy
Image of Andorra 10 cents coin
Andorra 10 cents - The Curch of Santa Coloma

Andorra signed a Monetary Agreement with the European Union on 30 June 2011. As a result, Andorra can use the euro as its official currency and issue its own euro coins. All the coins feature the 12 stars of the European flag. The Romanesque church of ... [ More ]

Year Mintage Price Shop
2014 1,000,000 pieces € 1.70 Buy
Image of Andorra 5 cents coin
Andorra 5 cents - Pyrenean Chamois and indigenous Vulture

Andorra signed a Monetary Agreement with the European Union on 30 June 2011. As a result, Andorra can use the euro as its official currency and issue its own euro coins. All the coins feature the 12 stars of the European flag. The flora and fauna of ... [ More ]

Year Mintage Price Shop
2014 1,000,000 pieces € 2.50 Buy
Image of Andorra 2 cents coin
Andorra 2 cents - Pyrenean Chamois and indigenous Vulture

Andorra signed a Monetary Agreement with the European Union on 30 June 2011. As a result, Andorra can use the euro as its official currency and issue its own euro coins. All the coins feature the 12 stars of the European flag. The flora and fauna of ... [ More ]

Year Mintage Price Shop
2014 1,000,000 pieces - View
Image of Andorra 1 cent coin
Andorra 1 cent - Pyrenean Chamois and indigenous Vulture

Andorra signed a Monetary Agreement with the European Union on 30 June 2011. As a result, Andorra can use the euro as its official currency and issue its own euro coins. All the coins feature the 12 stars of the European flag. The flora and fauna of ... [ More ]

Year Mintage Price Shop
2014 1,000,000 pieces - View