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The legend of Charlemagne


Legend has it that Emperor Charlemagne was the founder of Andorra in the year 805 and that he granted its inhabitants their own legal status. The design of the coin represents this legend deeply rooted in the history and culture of Andorra and shows, in its background, a landscape with mountains and a river, representing the rich scenery of our country, with the name of the issuing country “ANDORRA”. The foreground of the design depicts a partial reproduction of the well-known portrait of Emperor Charlemagne by the artist Albrecht Dürer and the year of issue “2022”.

The coin’s outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag.

Subject of commemoration

The legend of Charlemagne

Date of issue

Last quarter of 2022

Issuing country


Coin image

The legend of Charlemagne

Official Journal

2022/C 484/14

Issuing volume

70 000 coins