Five Diners 2011 Golden Eagle, Coin from Andorra - detailed information

Five Diners 2011 Golden Eagle, Coin from Andorra
CoinFive Diners 2011 Golden Eagle

This silver half-ounce Five Diners (5 D.) collector coin is dedicated to the wildlife in the Pyrenees and features a Golden Eagle.

The Golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) is one of the best known birds of prey in the Northern Hemisphere. Like all eagles, it belongs to the family Accipitridae. Once widespread across the Holarctic, it has disappeared from many of the more heavily populated areas. Despite being extirpated from some its former range or uncommon, the species is still fairly ubiquitous, being present in Eurasia, North America, and parts of Africa. In Europe they can be found for example in Andorra.

Inscriptions on the coin are in the Catalan language. It was issued in proof grade only, in a capsule, boxed.

MintNumisCollect Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage1,000
Obverse
Andorra / Five Diners 2011 Golden Eagle - obverse photo

Surrounded by a plain rim, the obverse of the coin shows at its centre the Coat of Arms of the Principality of Andorra consisting of a shield divided quarterly by the arms of the Bishop of Urgell and the Count of Foix - who have historically been the two co-princes of Andorra - in addition to the emblems of Catalonia and the Viscount of Béarn.

The four traditional quarters are (clockwise from top left):
- that of the Bishopric of Urgell, represented by a mitre and a crosier (staff);
- that of Foix, with three vertical stripes;
- that of Béarn, represented by two cows with cow-bells around their necks, walking to left;
- that of Catalonia, with four vertical stripes.

The shield is surrounded by an "aureola". A scroll below it carries the Latin motto VIRTVS VNITA FORTIOR (in modern spelling: "Virtus Unita Fortior"), meaning "United virtue is stronger".

Around above, the inscription PRINCIPAT D' ANDORRA (Principality of Andorra).

Below, divided by the Coat of Arms, the value and denomination 5 D. (Five Diners).

Around below, the date of issue 2011.

Obverse Inscription PRINCIPAT D' ANDORRA 5 D. 2011
Reverse
Andorra / Five Diners 2011 Golden Eagle - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin depicts a Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) facing left, and another one in flight, against a backdrop of mountains.

Around left, the inscription FLORA I FAUNA DELS PIRINEUS (Flora and Fauna of the Pyrenees Mountains).

Around above right, in handwriting script, AGUILA DAURADA (Golden eagle).

Reverse Inscription FLORA I FAUNA DELS PIRINEUS AGUILA DAURADA
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Five Diners 2011 Golden Eagle: Details
CountryAndorra
CurrencyDiner
Coin TypeFive Diners
Issued2011
Effigy or SymbolCoat of Arms of Andorra
Face Value5 (x Diner)
Total Mintage1,000
Mintage Limit3,000
CurrentNo
Material0.999 Silver
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size35.000 mm
Mass15.500 g
OCC IDLGVB-OLDC-BVAR-OMPX
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Five Diners 2011 Golden Eagle: Catalogue Reference IDs
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Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsKM# 326