Andorra 5 Pessetes banknote of 2015

2019-05-30 Thu

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 5 Pessetes banknote issued in 2015. The obverse depicts the official Coat of arms of Andorra and a Bronze sculpture by J. Viladomat in front of the parish church of Sant Pere Martir, Escaldes-Engordany, Andorra. The reverse features Puente de la Margineda in Santa Coloma, Andorra la Vella Parish.

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