Vatican Euro Coins

The coinage of coins from the Vatican is strictly related to the temporal power of the Popes. It started with the Papal States from 754 to 1870, and followed by the State of the Vatican City up to now. In 2001, even if the Vatican City does not belong to the Economic and Monetary Union, it was granted the right to mint their own euro coins by virtue of their long-standing monetary agreements with the Italian government. Having coins with the effigy of a religious leader accepted as legal tender caused some controversy in certain countries such as France. Please take a look at The Vatican Currency History.

Design credit

  • The sculptor, Daniela Longo, is credited with the design of the Vatican Euro coins
  • Luciana De Simoni is credited as the engraver for the Vatican 1 and 2 cent Euro coins
  • Maria Angela Cassol is credited as the engraver for the Vatican 20 and 50 cent Euro coins
  • Ettore Lorenzo Frapiccini is credited as the engraver for the Vatican 5 cent and 1 Euro coins
  • Maria Carmela Colaneri is credited as the engraver for the Vatican 10 cent and 2 Euro coins

The Vatican 2 euro coin edge inscription

Edge
The edge of the Vatican euro coins
 
The sequence "2 *" repeated six times alternately upright and inverted

Mintmarks on Vatican euro coins

All coins All coins 1, 2 cents 20, 50 cents 5 c, 1 euro 10 c, 2 euros
R Initials DL (Daniela Longo) Initials LDS INC. (Luciana De Simoni) Initials ELF INC. (Maria Angela Cassol) Initials M.C.C. INC. (Ettore Lorenzo Frapiccini) Initials MAC INC. (Maria Carmela Colaneri)
 
The letter 'R', for Rome The designer's initials DL (Daniela Longo) The engraver's initials LDS INC. (Luciana De Simoni) The engraver's initials ELF INC. (Maria Angela Cassol) The engraver's initials M.C.C. INC. (Ettore Lorenzo Frapiccini) The engraver's initials MAC INC. (Maria Carmela Colaneri)
Image of Vatican 2 euros coin
Vatican 2 euros - Portrait of His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI

Pope Benedict XVI is the 265th and reigning Pope, by virtue of his office of Bishop of Rome, the head of the Catholic Church and, as such, Sovereign of the Vatican City State. He was elected on 19 April 2005 in a papal conclave, celebrated his Papal Inauguration ... [ More ]

Year Mintage Price Shop
2014 Unknown - View
2013 84,000 pieces - View
2012 6,000 pieces - View
2011 6,000 pieces - View
2009 91,400 pieces - View
2008 91,400 pieces - View
2007 101,000 pieces - View
2006 101,000 pieces - View
2005 60,000 pieces - View
2005 101,000 pieces - View
2004 101,000 pieces - View
2003 78,000 pieces - View
2002 74,000 pieces - View
Image of Vatican 1 euro coin
Vatican 1 euro - Portrait of His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI

Pope Benedict XVI is the 265th and reigning Pope, by virtue of his office of Bishop of Rome, the head of the Catholic Church and, as such, Sovereign of the Vatican City State. He was elected on 19 April 2005 in a papal conclave, celebrated his Papal Inauguration ... [ More ]

Year Mintage Price Shop
2014 Unknown - View
2013 84,000 pieces - View
2012 6,000 pieces - View
2011 6,000 pieces - View
2009 91,400 pieces - View
2008 91,400 pieces - View
2007 101,000 pieces - View
2006 101,000 pieces - View
2005 60,000 pieces - View
2005 101,000 pieces - View
2004 101,000 pieces - View
2003 78,000 pieces - View
2002 74,000 pieces - View
Image of Vatican 50 cents coin
Vatican 50 cents - Portrait of His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI

Pope Benedict XVI is the 265th and reigning Pope, by virtue of his office of Bishop of Rome, the head of the Catholic Church and, as such, Sovereign of the Vatican City State. He was elected on 19 April 2005 in a papal conclave, celebrated his Papal Inauguration ... [ More ]

Year Mintage Price Shop
2015 Unknown € 2.15 Buy
2014 Unknown - View
2013 84,000 pieces - View
2012 1,604,690 pieces - View
2011 2,174,197 pieces - View
2010 2,190,704 pieces - View
2010 2,184,704 pieces - View
2009 91,400 pieces - View
2008 91,400 pieces - View
2007 101,000 pieces - View
2006 101,000 pieces - View
2005 60,000 pieces - View
2005 101,000 pieces - View
2004 101,000 pieces - View
2003 78,000 pieces - View
2002 74,000 pieces - View
Image of Vatican 20 cents coin
Vatican 20 cents - Portrait of His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI

Pope Benedict XVI is the 265th and reigning Pope, by virtue of his office of Bishop of Rome, the head of the Catholic Church and, as such, Sovereign of the Vatican City State. He was elected on 19 April 2005 in a papal conclave, celebrated his Papal Inauguration ... [ More ]

Year Mintage Price Shop
2014 Unknown - View
2013 84,000 pieces - View
2012 6,000 pieces - View
2011 6,000 pieces - View
2010 6,000 pieces - View
2009 91,400 pieces - View
2008 91,400 pieces - View
2007 101,000 pieces - View
2006 101,000 pieces - View
2005 60,000 pieces - View
2005 101,000 pieces - View
2004 101,000 pieces - View
2003 78,000 pieces - View
2002 74,000 pieces - View
Image of Vatican 10 cents coin
Vatican 10 cents - Portrait of His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI

Pope Benedict XVI is the 265th and reigning Pope, by virtue of his office of Bishop of Rome, the head of the Catholic Church and, as such, Sovereign of the Vatican City State. He was elected on 19 April 2005 in a papal conclave, celebrated his Papal Inauguration ... [ More ]

Year Mintage Price Shop
2014 Unknown - View
2013 84,000 pieces - View
2012 6,000 pieces - View
2011 6,000 pieces - View
2010 6,000 pieces - View
2009 91,400 pieces - View
2008 91,400 pieces - View
2007 101,000 pieces - View
2006 101,000 pieces - View
2005 60,000 pieces - View
2005 101,000 pieces - View
2004 101,000 pieces - View
2003 78,000 pieces - View
2002 74,000 pieces - View
Image of Vatican 5 cents coin
Vatican 5 cents - Portrait of His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI

Pope Benedict XVI is the 265th and reigning Pope, by virtue of his office of Bishop of Rome, the head of the Catholic Church and, as such, Sovereign of the Vatican City State. He was elected on 19 April 2005 in a papal conclave, celebrated his Papal Inauguration ... [ More ]

Year Mintage Price Shop
2014 Unknown - View
2013 84,000 pieces - View
2012 6,000 pieces - View
2011 6,000 pieces - View
2010 6,000 pieces - View
2009 91,400 pieces - View
2008 91,400 pieces - View
2007 101,000 pieces - View
2006 101,000 pieces - View
2005 60,000 pieces - View
2005 101,000 pieces - View
2004 101,000 pieces - View
2003 78,000 pieces - View
2002 74,000 pieces - View
Image of Vatican 2 cents coin
Vatican 2 cents - Portrait of His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI

Pope Benedict XVI is the 265th and reigning Pope, by virtue of his office of Bishop of Rome, the head of the Catholic Church and, as such, Sovereign of the Vatican City State. He was elected on 19 April 2005 in a papal conclave, celebrated his Papal Inauguration ... [ More ]

Year Mintage Price Shop
2014 Unknown - View
2013 84,000 pieces - View
2012 6,000 pieces - View
2011 6,000 pieces - View
2010 6,000 pieces - View
2009 91,400 pieces - View
2008 91,400 pieces - View
2007 101,000 pieces - View
2006 101,000 pieces - View
2005 60,000 pieces - View
2005 101,000 pieces - View
2004 101,000 pieces - View
2003 78,000 pieces - View
2002 74,000 pieces - View
Image of Vatican 1 cent coin
Vatican 1 cent - Portrait of His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI

Pope Benedict XVI is the 265th and reigning Pope, by virtue of his office of Bishop of Rome, the head of the Catholic Church and, as such, Sovereign of the Vatican City State. He was elected on 19 April 2005 in a papal conclave, celebrated his Papal Inauguration ... [ More ]

Year Mintage Price Shop
2014 Unknown - View
2013 84,000 pieces - View
2012 6,000 pieces - View
2011 6,000 pieces - View
2010 6,000 pieces - View
2009 91,400 pieces - View
2008 91,400 pieces - View
2007 101,000 pieces - View
2006 101,000 pieces - View
2005 60,000 pieces - View
2005 101,000 pieces - View
2004 101,000 pieces - View
2003 78,000 pieces - View
2002 74,000 pieces - View