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The government of Andorra just announced a commemorative coin which will be issued around March 2015 (though dated 2014).
The theme of the coin is the 20th Anniversary of the accession of Andorra to the Council of Europe.
There will be minted 100.000 coins in UNC quality and 5.000 in proof.



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Re: Andorra 2014: 20th Anniversary of Andorra in the Council of Europe
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2014, 02:39:10 PM »
That's an innovative way of doing the zero in "20" - as a circle of stars.

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« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2014, 03:24:17 PM »
This is sad news. As if San Marino, Vatican and Monaco weren't enough, Andorra is the next money making machine for dealers! >:(

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Re: Andorra 2014: 20th Anniversary of Andorra in the Council of Europe
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2014, 05:15:47 PM »
Simple solution. Don't buy them. :)

(Edit) Hmm, that may sound somewhat snooty or rotten. But it was not meant that way - on the contrary. For example, not that many €2 coin collectors had the chance of getting the Grace commem from Monaco at an affordable price. Some live with that "hole" in their collections, others decided that the euro countries which are not European Union member states (but "only" have monetary agreements) do not have to be part of a euro collection. Seems to be a reasonable approach ...

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Re: Andorra 2014: 20th Anniversary of Andorra in the Council of Europe
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2015, 11:50:43 AM »
I also tend not to buy these 2€ commemoratives that are issued in collector's packages only (not issued for face value). I look at them just as other denominations for collectors. However, I buy regular coin sets (type only) like Vatican or Monaco.

I take them only if they are issued to general circulation, at least on the paper, e.g. recent Monaco 2€. That's why I sometimes asked for newer San Marino issues and concluded only they are always sold at higher than FV.

But I know I'm complicated, although needed to draw a line somewhere on this euromania trend that is luckily quenching in the last few years.

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Re: Andorra 2014: 20th Anniversary of Andorra in the Council of Europe
« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2015, 05:17:11 PM »
The coin will be issued in the last quarter of this year. The Andorran ambassador in Belgium, Eva Descarrega Garcia, was in charge of all euro related issues of Andorra but she recently quit, which caused extra delay (otherwise the coin would probably already have been issued). The Andorran numismatic office will sell the coins to international dealers who will than retail them.

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Re: Andorra 2014: 20th Anniversary of Andorra in the Council of Europe
« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2015, 04:08:14 PM »
It seems that one coin mistakenly ended up in the wrong batch and so entered circulation.



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« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2015, 05:12:03 PM »
The Andorran numismatic office will sell the coins to international dealers who will than retail them.

What would be the issue price for the dealers, any idea? I'm doubtful if I'll be getting one for myself, there aren't any pre-sales right now but I can guess dealers making huge profit in this Andorran euro business. The set of regular Andorran euro coins (5c - €2, 1c and 2c are only sets?) is already being sold for €15 or so, the BU (both versions) set is well over €150. ::)

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Re: Andorra 2014: 20th Anniversary of Andorra in the Council of Europe
« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2015, 11:48:12 AM »
It seems that is confirmed, the Andorran €2 commemorative 2014 will be issue by the end of this month, 100,000 coins will be finally issued:

http://www.numismatica-visual.es/2015/11/andorra-2e-cc-2014-a-la-venta-a-final-de-este-mes/


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« Reply #9 on: December 16, 2015, 11:20:01 AM »
Any updates on this issue? (as well as two issues of 2015?) December is half over too, still no hype on eBay either. ;D Saw only a couple of pre-sales at €99.99 each...

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Re: Andorra 2014: 20th Anniversary of Andorra in the Council of Europe
« Reply #10 on: December 16, 2015, 01:00:45 PM »
Certainly not issued so far - the only evidence for it is on a few euro coin blogs.
always willing to trade modern UK coins for modern coins from elsewhere....

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« Reply #11 on: January 05, 2016, 06:22:31 AM »
I understand that a proof version of this commemorative (mintage: 5000) was issued yesterday. Is it true? ???

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Re: Andorra 2014: 20th Anniversary of Andorra in the Council of Europe
« Reply #12 on: January 07, 2016, 05:48:02 AM »
hello
2 euros for sale if you are interested i give to you the adress


2 Euro CC Coincard BE/Proof Andorre 2014 - Andorre au Conseil de l'Europe
2€ CC Coincard Andorre 2014

Andorre au Conseil de l'Europe

Tirage/mintage : 5.000 pièces

Diamètre : 25,75mm

Poids/weight : 8,50 grammes

Qualité : BE (Belle Epreuve)

Pièce livrée dans sa Coincard D'origine/Sold in original coincard

Prévente/not yet issued - livraison en Janvier/delivery in January (Sous 30 Jours/within 30 days)

449.00 €
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« Reply #13 on: February 21, 2016, 06:58:24 AM »
According to latest news, this commemorative will be issued on February 29, 2016. I wonder if the issue date was fixed intentionally for their first euro commemorative. ;)

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« Reply #14 on: February 24, 2016, 04:45:24 AM »
Those who are willing to get this coin, have some patience. :) There has been steep fall in the prices from ~ €80 to ~ €40 per coin (current eBay trend). I expect further fall after it's actually issued on February 29...

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