Andorra a micro state adopting the Euro
Andorra is a state of southern Europe. Bordered by Spain and France its location in the Pyrenees massif makes it a state mainly consisting of high mountains.
It is one of the smallest sovereign states in Europe, with an area of 468 km2 and an estimated population of 85,458 in 2014.
It should be noted that Andorra is the only country in Europe (with Monaco) where nationals are minority.
Before the creation of the euro, Andorra used the Spanish peseta and the French franc. The principality did not have the right to strike its currency and this ban persisted when the euro replaced the Spanish and French currencies.
Since 1 July 2013 the Principality cannot issue bank notes but can issue coins in euros
However, it will officially do so on January 15, 2015 by issuing coins in euro to the 2014 vintage (retard in manufacturing to meet the requirements of the European Union).
The Andorran currency strike is ensured by the currency of Monnaie de Paris and the Spanish Mint La Real Casa de la Moneda.
Design of national currencies
- 1, 2 and 5 cent : Isard (chamois)
- 10, 20 and 50 cent: Romanesque church of Santa Coloma. This is the second drawing of the face, see here for more information.
- 1 euro : Casa de la Vall
- 2 euro : the shield of the Principality of Andorra