Vatican euro coins


Vatican euro coins

Vatican euro coins are issued by the Philatelic and Numismatic Office of the Vatican City State and minted by Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato (IPZS), in Rome, Italy. The euro is the official currency of Vatican City.

Vatican euro design

For images of the common side and a detailed description of the coins, see euro coins.

First series (2002–2005)

The initial series of Vatican euro coins featured an effigy of Pope John Paul II. They were issued only in collector sets and bore an extreme markup with the 2002 collector set costing well over a thousand euro. [ [http://www.eurocoins.co.uk/vatican.html Vatican Euro Coins ] ]

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denom_8 = € 2.00
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econd series (2005–2006)

Following the death of Pope John Paul II in April 2005, the Vatican issued special coins during the period of Sede vacante depicting the emblem of the Apostolic Chamber (i.e. two crossed keys beneath an umbrella) and the coat of arms of the Cardinal Chamberlain.The description of the new national side can be found in the [http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:C:2005:308:0017:0017:EN:PDF Official Journal of the European Union C308/17 (6/12/05)] (PDF)]

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denom_4 = € 0.10
denom_5 = € 0.20
denom_6 = € 0.50
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row_2_caption = Insignia of the Apostolic Chamber and the coat of arms of the Cardinal Chamberlain

denom_7 = € 1.00
denom_8 = € 2.00
header_9 = € 2 Coin Edge
box_9 = for a total of 12 stars
image_7 =
image_8 =
row_3_caption = Insignia of the Apostolic Chamber and the coat of arms of the Cardinal Chamberlain

Third series (2006–present)

When the new pope was elected, the third series of Vatican euro coins were issued on 27 April 2006 and feature the effigy of Pope Benedict XVI. The coins carry an inscription "Città del Vaticano" and the twelve stars of Europe. The details of this design are published in the Official Journal of the European Union. [Official Journal of the European Union: [http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:C:2006:186:0002:0002:EN:PDF New National Faces Of Euro Coins Intended For Circulation - Vatican City] , C 186/2, Retrieved on 2006-11-29]

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denom_4 = € 0.10
denom_5 = € 0.20
denom_6 = € 0.50
image_4 =
image_5 =
image_6 =
row_2_caption = Effigy of Benedict XVI.

denom_7 = € 1.00
denom_8 = € 2.00
header_9 = € 2 Coin Edge
box_9 = for a total of 12 stars
image_7 =
image_8 =
row_3_caption = Effigy of Benedict XVI.

Circulating Mintage quantities

€2 commemorative coins

References

Notes

External links

* [http://www.ecb.int/bc/euro/coins/html/va.en.html European Central Bank – Information about the Vatican euro coins]
* [http://www.vatican.va/vatican_city_state/services/stamps_coins/ Vatican Numismatic Office]
* [http://www.ibiblio.org/theeuro/files/files.nat/vatican.s01.htm The Euro Information Website – Vatican – Series 1]
* [http://www.ibiblio.org/theeuro/files/files.nat/vatican.s02.htm The Euro Information Website – Vatican – Series 2]
* [http://www.ibiblio.org/theeuro/files/files.nat/vatican.s03.htm The Euro Information Website – Vatican – Series 3]


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