2 Euro Monaco Commemorative Coins

2 Euro Monaco Commemorative Coins

2 Euro Monaco Commemorative Coins
2 Euro Monaco Commemorative Coins

In this article we are going to see all the 2 Euro Monaco Commemorative Coins with all their features and peculiarities. The Monegasque commemorative 2 euro coins, the Commemorative coins of the Principality of Monaco, are really very interesting coins from a numismatic and collecting point of view.

Already when we talk about Commemorative coins we refer to coins minted in limited numbers at special events. Munich coins are even more special for two reasons in particular.

The first is linked to the “history” behind each coin. As we will see, in fact, the various coins all have representations that I would define almost picturesque in honor of important people for the State or otherwise representative events.

The second reason is purely economic. The Commemorative coins of Monaco have in fact a value that in some cases can be really high. You will find later on also the table with the values and the circulation. If you don’t find the 2 euro coin you are looking for you should check the Euro Monaco page with the divisional coins, you can find it here: Monaco Euro Coins.

But let’s see together what are these coins, what are their peculiarities and above all what are the rare coins in the collection and basically all Monegasque 2 euro coins are rare and sought after. Enjoy reading.


2 Euro Monaco 2007 – Monegasque commemorative 2 euro coin for the 25th of the death of Princess Grace Kelly

2 Euro Monaco Commemorative Coins 2007 for the 25th of the death of Princess Grace Kelly
2 Euro Monaco Commemorative Coins 2007 for the 25th of the death of Princess Grace Kelly

The first coin in this collection best expresses that picturesque taste we were talking about earlier. This 2 Euro Monaco coin commemorating the Principality of Monaco was minted in 2007 in honor of the 25th anniversary of the death of Princess Grace Kelly. These are the rarest Monegasque commemorative 2 euro coins in the collection, the most sought after and most quoted.

Grace Patricia Kelly was an American actress who decided to abandon her film career to marry Prince Rainier III of Monaco. The princess, then naturalized Monegasque, was the mother of Princes Carolina, Albert II and Stephanie before tragically dying in a car accident in 1982.

Back to the National Face of these rare 2 euro Monaco, at the obverse, we can see the face of the princess facing left. On the right is engraved the inscription “MONACO” with the date “2017” inserted between a cornucopia (symbol of the Monaco mint) is a horn symbol of the mint director Hubert Lorivière.

Next to the hair of the princess is the name of the author. All around we can see the 12 five-pointed stars that represent the European States.

At the reverse the coin has the Common Face.

The coin is included in a BUF Box.

Author: Roger Bernard BARON

Value of 2 Euro Monaco 2007

The value of the 2 Euro commemorative coin of Monaco minted in 2007 in honor of the 25th anniversary of the death of Princess Grace Kelly is €1025.
So we talk about the coin with the highest value of the entire Monaco Euro collection.

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2 Euro Monaco 2011 – Monegasque commemorative 2 euro coins for the Wedding of Prince Albert with Charlène Wittstock

2 Euro Monaco Commemorative Coins 2011 for the Wedding of Prince Albert with Charlène Wittstock
2 Euro Monaco Commemorative Coins 2011 for the Wedding of Prince Albert with Charlène Wittstock

Let’s move on to the second coin always minted for an event involving the royal family. In this case it is fortunately a happy event as the 2 Euro Commemorative Coin of Monaco in question was minted in 2011 in honor of the marriage of Prince Albert to Charlène Wittstock.

On the obverse we can see the faces of the couple, with Alberto behind and Charléne in front, both facing left.

Under the two effigies there is the inscription “MONACO” followed by the thousandth coinage 2011.

The writing is the date are both enclosed between two symbols. On the left is the cornucopia symbol of the Paris mint, while on the right is the symbol of the mint director Yves Sampo, a pentagon with the inscription AGMP (Atelier de Gravure de la Monnaie de Paris et Pessac).

All around the coin features the classic 12 five-pointed stars representing the European states.

As for the reverse, we are talking about the same face of the other 2 Euro coins, the Common Face.

The coin is included in the 2011 BU Divisional and in a BU Box.

Author: Robert Prat

Value of 2 Euro Monaco 2011 coin

  • The value of the Monegasque commemorative 2 euro coins minted in 2011 in honor of Prince Albert’s marriage to Charlène Wittstock is €52.

2 Euro Monaco 2012 – Monegasque commemorative 2 euro coins for the 500th the Sovereignty of Monaco

2 Euro Monaco Commemorative Coins 2012 for the 500th the Sovereignty of Monaco
2 Euro Monaco Commemorative Coins 2012 for the 500th the Sovereignty of Monaco

This 2 Euro commemorative coin was minted in 2012 on the occasion of the 500th Anniversary of the Sovereignty of Monaco.

To the Obverse in fact is represented Luciano Grimaldi, also called Luciano of Monaco, who became Lord of Monaco on October 11, 1505 after having murdered his predecessor and brother John II. Luciano maintained his sovereignty until his death on August 22, 1523.

The face of the sovereign on the coin faces to the left and is accompanied by the inscription “1512 SOUVERAINETÉ DE MONACO 2012”. At the bottom of the coin is the inscription “LUCIEN Ier” accompanied by the cornucopia which is the symbol of the Paris Mint.

On the right is the symbol of the mint director Yves Sampo or a pentagon with the letters AGMP (Atelier de Gravure de la Monnaie de Paris et Pessac).

All around are the 12 five-pointed stars.

The reverse is the Common Face, identical to the other 2 Euro coins.

The coin is included in a Stamp&Coincard FDC and an FS Box.

Author: Robert Prat

Engraver: Francesco Invernizzi

Value of 2 Euro Monaco 2012

  • The 2 Euro commemorative coin of Monaco minted in 2012 on the occasion of the 500th Anniversary of the Sovereignty of Monaco has a value of €45.

2 Euro Monaco 2013 – 2 Euro Monaco Commemorative Coins for the 20th membership of the UN

2 Euro Monaco Commemorative Coins 2013 for the 20th membership of the UN
2 Euro Monaco Commemorative Coins 2013 for the 20th membership of the UN

Let’s move on to the next 2 Euro commemorative coin of Monaco minted in 2013 on the occasion of the 20th Anniversary of UN membership.

On the obverse this 2 euro Monaco coin has a fairly significant design. In fact, there is talk of a dove with an olive branch in its beak and, in the background, the five continents. At the top there is the large inscription “MONACO”, while below that “1993 – ADMISSION a L’ONU – 2013”.

Also around the inscription at the bottom are the cornucopia, symbol of the Paris mint, and the symbol of the mint director Yves Sampo or a pentagon with the letters AGMP (Atelier de Gravure de la Monnaie de Paris et Pessac).

All around the coin features the 12 five-pointed stars representing the European states.

At the reverse side we can find the common face.

The coin is included in the 2013 FDC Divisional, in a Stamp&Coincard FDC and in an FS Box.

Author: Atelier de Gravure Sainquantin

Value of 2 Euro Monaco 2013

  • The value of the 2 Euro commemorative coin of Monaco minted in 2013 on the occasion of the 20th Anniversary of UN membership is €5. This is the coin with the lowest value in the collection.

2 Euro Monaco 2015 – 2 Euro Monaco Commemorative Coin for the 800th Construction of the fortress

2 Euro Monaco Commemorative Coins 2015 for the 800th Construction of the fortress
2 Euro Monaco Commemorative Coins 2015 for the 800th Construction of the fortress

The coin that we will discuss in this paragraph has a particular historical importance. We are talking about the 2 Euro Monaco Commemorative Coins minted in 2015 for the 800th Anniversary of the construction of the Fortress of the Rock.

At the obverse, or National Face, we can see a magnificent representation of a tower located right on the rock. Then, looking at the top, there is the large inscription “MONACO” which is enclosed between the cornucopia, the symbol of the mint of Paris, and the symbol of the mint director Yves Sampo or a pentagon with the letters AGMP (Atelier de Gravure de la Monnaie de Paris et Pessac).

In the bottom part of the coin is engraved the inscription “FONDATION DE LA FORTERESSE” or “Foundation of the fortress” enclosed between the dates 1215 and 2015.

On the outermost edge are the 12 five-pointed stars representing the European states.

While as far as the reverse is concerned, we speak of the Common Face.

The coin is included in an FS Box.

Author: Atelier de Gravure Sainquantin

Value of 2 Euro Monaco 2015

  • The value of the 2 Euro Monaco Commemorative coin minted in 2015 for the 800th Anniversary of the construction of the Fortress of the Rocca is €940.

2 Euro Monaco 2016 – 2 Euro Monaco Commemorative Coins for the 150th Foundation of Monte Carlo by Charles III

2 Euro Monaco Commemorative Coins 2016 for the 150th Foundation of Monte Carlo by Charles III
2 Euro Monaco Commemorative Coins 2016 for the 150th Foundation of Monte Carlo by Charles III

Let’s move on to another coin of incredible historical importance. In this case we are talking about the 2 Euro Commemorative coin minted in 2016 in honor of the 150th anniversary of the foundation of Monte Carlo by Charles III or Charles III of Monaco.

Charles III was reigning Prince of Monaco from June 20, 1856 until his death on September 10, 1889. The prince is especially remembered for the foundation of the casino of Monte Carlo established to replenish the coffers of the State after the waste of the previous government.

In the National Face to the obverse in fact we can observe the representation of Charles III with Monte Carlo in the background.

At the top there is the large inscription “MONACO” which also in this case is enclosed between the cornucopia, symbol of the Paris mint, and the symbol of the mint director Yves Sampo, a pentagon with the letters AGMP (Atelier de Gravure de la Monnaie de Paris et Pessac).

Below instead we can see the circle inscription “1866 CHARLES III FONDE MONTE CARLO 2016”.

As usual on the outer rim are placed the 12 five-pointed stars depicting the European states.

The reverse is characterized by the common face of the 2 euro coins.

The coin is included in an FS Box.

Author: Atelier de Gravure Sainquantin

Value of 2 Euro Monaco 2016

  • The value of the Monegasque commemorative 2 euro coins minted in 2016 in honor of the 150th Anniversary of the foundation of Monte Carlo by Charles III is €310.

2 Euro Monaco 2017 – 200th Founding of the Prince’s Carabiniers Company

2 Euro Monaco Commemorative Coins 2017 for the 200th Founding of the Prince's Carabiniers Company
2 Euro Monaco Commemorative Coins 2017 for the 200th Founding of the Prince’s Carabiniers Company

We arrived at the 2 Euro Commemorative coin minted in 2017 in honor of the 200th Anniversary of the founding of the Prince’s Carabinieri Company.

This was founded specifically by Prince Honoratus IV in 1817 and, at least initially, bore the name of Company of Guards.

At the obverse the National Face of the coin, where we can observe on the right a carabiniere in the act of performing the classic military salute while on the left another one at attention. In the background is represented the Palace of the Princes of Monaco.

Above is the inscription “MONACO” enclosed between the cornucopia (symbol of the Paris mint) and the symbol of the mint director Yves Sampo or a pentagon with the letters AGMP (Atelier de Gravure de la Monnaie de Paris et Pessac).

At the bottom, in a circle, the dates “1817 – 2017” are engraved with the words “CARABINIERS DU PRINCE”.

All around are the 12 five-pointed stars representing the European states.

At the reverse there is the same common side of all 2 Euro coins.

The coin is included in an FS Box.

Author: Atelier de Gravure Sainquantin

Value of 2 Euro Monaco 2017

  • The value of the Monegasque commemorative 2 euro coins minted in 2017 in honor of the 200th Anniversary of the founding of the Prince’s Carabinieri Company is €235.

2 Euro Monaco 2018 – 250th birth François-Joseph Bosio

2 Euro Monaco Commemorative Coins 2017 for the 250th birth François-Joseph Bosio
2 Euro Monaco Commemorative Coins 2017 for the 250th birth François-Joseph Bosio

We have arrived at the second-last coin of this collection. Specifically we are talking about the 2 Euro commemorative coin of Monaco minted in 2018 for the 250th Anniversary of the birth of François-Joseph Bosio.

Bosio was an incredible Monegasque sculptor who gained a certain fame in the first quarter of the 19th century thanks to some wonderful works for Napoleon and others.

The National Face: As for the coin at the obverse we find the representation of the face of François-Joseph Bosio with the sculpture of the Nymph Salmacis on the right.

Below, just below the two representations, we can find the words “FRANCOIS JOSEPH BOSIO” and “1768 – SCULPTEUR – 2018”.

Both these inscriptions enclose the symbol of the Paris mint, the cornucopia, and the symbol of the mint director Yves Sampo or a pentagon with the letters AGMP (Atelier de Gravure de la Monnaie de Paris et Pessac).

As for the other coins also in this case on the outermost edge you can see the 12 five-pointed stars representing the European States.

On the other hand, in the reverse we talk about the Common Face, which is the same for all the 2 euros in circulation.

The coin is included in an FS Box.

Author: Atelier de Gravure Sainquantin

Value of 2 Euro Monaco 2018

  • The value of theMonegasque commemorative 2 euro coins minted in 2018 on the occasion of the 250th Anniversary of the birth of François-Joseph Bosio is €190.

2 Euro Monaco 2019 – 200th ascent to the throne Prince Honoré V

2 Euro Monaco Commemorative Coins 2019 for the 200th ascent to the throne Prince Honoré V
2 Euro Monaco Commemorative Coins 2019 for the 200th ascent to the throne Prince Honoré V

Here we come to the last coin minted so far for the collection of 2 Euro Monaco Commemorative Coins. In particular, this 2 Euro coin was minted in 2019 in honor of the 200th Anniversary of the accession of Prince Honoré V to the throne.

Honoré V was born in Paris on May 14, 1778 and died in the same city on October 2, 1841. He was sovereign of Monaco from 1819 until his death.

At the obverse of the coin we can see the effigy of Prince Honoré V with the inscription “HONORE V” on the left and “MONACO” on the right.

On the left there is also the cornucopia which represents the symbol of the Paris Mint.

At the bottom is engraved the inscription in a semicircle “1819 – Avènement – 2019”.
On the outermost edge there are as always the 12 five-pointed stars representing the European States.

To the reverse of the coin presents instead the Common Face of the 2 euro.

The coin is included in an FS Box.

Value of 2 Euro Monaco 2019

  • The value of the 2 Euro commemorative coin of Monaco minted in 2019 in honor of the 200th anniversary of the accession of Prince Honoré V to the throne is €165.

2 Euro Monaco 2020 Coin – Honorè III

2 Euro Monaco 2020 Coin - Honorè III
2 Euro Monaco 2020 Coin – Honorè III

Here we are with the coin dedicated to the 300th Anniversary of the birth of Honoré III. Coin issued on 20/10/2020.

The obverse depicts a half-length bust of Prince Honoré III in regal attire and typical 18th century style, with the symbol of the Paris Mint, the cornucopia, and his name HONORÉ III, to the left. To the right is the inscription MONACO followed by the symbol of Mint Director Yves Sampo, a pentagon with the acronym Atelier de Gravure de la Monnaie de Paris et Pessac.

At the bottom is the date 1720 – Naissance – 2020. The coin’s outer ring, where the Prince’s hand also protrudes, is engraved with the 12 stars of the European Union.

On the reverse side, the value side of the coin is the same for all 2-euro commemorative coins.

The author of the design is Atelier de Gravure Sainquantin.

Value of 2 Euro Monaco 2020 Coin Honorè III

  • The value of the 2 Euro Commemorative Coin of Monaco minted in 2020 in honour of the 300th anniversary of the birth of Prince Honoré III is €190

2 Euro Monaco 2021 – Albert II and Charlène’s Wedding Anniversary

2 euro commemorative coin of the 10th Anniversary of the marriage of Prince Albert II of Monaco with Charlène Wittstock. The issue is dated 2021.


Table with Circulation and Values of the Monegasque commemorative 2 euro coins

Here, year by year, all the quotations and circulation of the two euro commemorations in Munich. The 2 Euro Monaco coins are almost all rare coins and are among the most collected by Euro Commemorative collectors.


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Autore dell'articolo

Marco Salvatori

I don't like to call myself a Numismatic but rather a passionate collector of italian lira, modern and even ancient coins. I love studying the history of our country through coins and each piece tells me its story.

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