COAT OF ARMS
White, stamped in the center with the Grimaldi’s coats of arms.
Mid-part red and white horizontal stripes. Scale 1/50
The Sovereign day is the National Holyday in the Principality.
The Sovereign Order of the 27th October 1951 fixed the date to the 19th November.
Saint Devote, martyr and Patron of the Principality Sovereign Family is celebrated on January 27
"Deo Juvante" ("With God's Help")
Click here to listen to the National Anthem
Lyrics : Louis Notari, 1931
Music ; Theophile Bellando de Castro, 1841
Adopted in 1848
The modern version, created by Léon Jehin in 1914, was played for the first time during the 25th Anniversary of the
beginning Prince Albert's 1st reign.
In 1931 Louis Notari wrote the lyrics in the Monegasque language.
For more information, visit the Prince's Palace of Monaco's page on the National Anthem.
Monaco adopted the euro (€) as its official currency on January 1, 2002. Euros minted in Monaco have special Monegasque features on one side of the coin. (1, 2, and 5 cent coins: Grimaldis’ coat of arms; 10, 20, and 50 cent coins: Prince’s seal; 1 and 2 euro coins: Rainier III or Albert II profiles.)
Monaco has its own Stamp Issuing Office and has nowadays 28.000 customers.
The complete history and evolution of the Monegasque Postal Service and Philately can be found here: Office Des Emissions de Timbres-Poste
Since 1996, Monaco has its own international dialing code. The International Telecommunication Union has assigned the country code +377 to the Principality.