Andorra 10 Pessetes banknote of 2015

18 Mar 2019  Mon

Andorra is a tiny, independent principality situated between France and Spain in the Pyrenees mountains. It’s known for its ski resorts and a tax-haven status that encourages duty-free shopping. Capital Andorra la Vella has boutiques and jewelers on Meritxell Avenue and several shopping centers. The old quarter, Barri Antic, houses Romanesque Santa Coloma Church, with a circular bell tower.

Andorra lacked a currency of its own and used both the French franc and the Spanish peseta in banking transactions until 31 December 1999, when both currencies were replaced by the EU's single currency, the euro. Coins and notes of both the franc and the peseta remained legal tender in Andorra until 31 December 2002. Andorra negotiated to issue its own euro coins, beginning in 2014.

The note depicted alongside is a 10 Pessetes banknote of 2015. The obverse has the official Coat of Arms of Andorra and a Bronze sculpture (1966) "Nu Femeni Sedent o Mari Carme", by sculptor Josep Viladomat (1899 - 1989) at the Rotonda Baixada del Moli, Carrer Prat de la Creu, Andorra la Vella. The reverse has Andorra la Vella's parish church, Esglesia de Sant Esteve, aligned north-south (XI century).

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