Ten Diners 2014 European Perch, Coin from Andorra - detailed information

Ten Diners 2014 European Perch, Coin from Andorra
CoinTen Diners 2014 European Perch

This crown-sized Ten Diners (10 D.) collector coin is part of the Atlas of Wildlife series dedicated to the flora and fauna of the world, and features an European Perch fish.

The European perch (Perca fluviatilis), also known as the common perch, redfin perch, big-scaled redfin, English perch, Eurasian perch, Eurasian river perch, Hatch or in Anglophone parts of Europe, simply the perch, is a predatory species of the freshwater perch native to Europe and northern Asia. The species is a popular quarry for anglers, and has been widely introduced beyond its native area, into Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa. They have caused substantial damage to native fish populations in Australia and have been proclaimed a noxious species in New South Wales.

Inscriptions on the coin are in the Catalan language. It was issued in proof grade only, boxed, with a Certificate of authenticity. The coin has an "antique" finish and a stone insert.

MintMint of Poland Mint MarkLetters MW Total Mintageunknown
Andorra / Ten Diners 2014 European Perch - 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 10 D. (Ten Diners).

Around below, the date of issue 2014.

A small inscription around below right, Ag 999 shows the purity of the metal as 99.9% silver (Ag is abbreviated from Argentum, the Latin word for silver). To the right of the date and below the denomination, the mint mark of the Mint of Poland, MW (letter M over W), from Mennica Warszawska.

Obverse Inscription PRINCIPAT D' ANDORRA 10 D. 2014 Ag 999
Andorra / Ten Diners 2014 European Perch - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin depicts an European Perch fish (Perca fluviatilis) swimming to left, with air bubbles coming out of its mouth. There is a blue Swarowski crystal insert above left.

Around below right, PERCA (Perch).

Reverse Inscription PERCA
EdgeEdge Inscription
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Ten Diners 2014 European Perch: Details
Coin TypeTen Diners
Effigy or SymbolCoat of Arms of Andorra
Face Value10 (x Diner)
Circulation Mintage1,000
Material0.999 Silver
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size38.610 mm
Mass31.100 g
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