|"El Gran Carlemany" (The Great Charlemagne) is the national anthem of the Principality of Andorra. Enric Marfany Bons composed the music, while the lyrics were authored by Joan Benlloch i Vivó, written in a first-person narrative. It was adopted as the national anthem on September 8, 1921, which is also the national day of Andorra. The lyrics make reference to several key aspects of Andorran culture and history, such as the heritage of the Carolingian Empire.
The design depicts a piece of the Andorra anthem published in 1914. The central part shows the first notes of the anthem, flanked by a floral decoration and the inscription "Himne Andorrà" (hymn of Andorra). Above the year of issue "2017", and the inscription "100 anys de l'himne d'Andorra" (100 years of the anthem of Andorra). On the outer edge 12-point five-star hotels representing the European Union.
It is included in a Coincard FDC. Issued on 7 February 2018 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the adoption of the national anthem of Andorra by decision of the Consell General (the parliament of the Principality of Andorra) of 2 April 1917.
Diameter - 25.75mm
Thickness - 2.2mm
Weight - 8.5gr
|"VIRTUS UNITA FORTIOR" (United Virtue is stronger)