Vatican Euro Coins

Do you know why the Vatican Euro Coins change version much more often than other countries that use the same monetary system? And do you know that among these coins there are pieces that are worth hundreds of euro? In this article we will discover it and we will see, coin by coin, all the euro and cents of Vatican City with their value!

All Vatican euro coins
All Vatican euro coins

It is curious to think that the Vatican City is a real state and it is even more interesting to discover that it is the smallest state in the world!

Hosted, if we can say so, by Italy with which it has a close bond and a very precise monetary agreement that in the past has allowed the contemporary circulation of the Italian lira and Vatican lira. Moreover, since 2002 it has adopted the monetary system of the Euro, even though it is not part of the Euro Zone.

The mint that deals with minting the beautiful series of Vatican City is the Mint of Rome. The Euro series of Vatican City are undoubtedly among the most sought after by Euro collectors.

Each series is dedicated to the Pope and to answer the initial question it is enough to think that every time the Pope changes, a new series is created. For this reason, for now, there are 5 wonderful series to collect!

Let’s see the Vatican euro coins one by one starting with the Euro Cents Coins!

1 Cent Vatican Euro Coins

1 cents Vatican Euro Coin
All the 5 series of the 1 cents Vatican Euro Coin

Let’s start from the 1 Cent Vatican Euro Coins and discover all five series.

All 1-cent euro coins of the City of Vatican, in all 5 series, have these common specifications:

  • Materials: Steel, copper plated
  • Thickness: 1.67 mm
  • Weight: 2.3 g
  • Diameter: 16.25
  • Outline: Smooth

On the reverse side of all the 5 series of the 1 cent coins there is the Common Face of all 1-cent coins of the Euro Zone countries.


1 Cent Vatican Euro Coins – First Series – 2002/2005

1 Cent Vatican Euro Coins Pope John Paul II
1 Cent Vatican Euro Coins Pope John Paul II

The one cent of the First series dedicated to Pope John Paul II was coined from 2002 to 2005.

In the obverse is represented the profile of Pope John II with the classic Papalina looking to the left. Around his portrait there are the 12 stars with five points separated into two groups by the inscription CITTA’ DEL VATICANO (VATICAN CITY).

Under the papal dress there is the mint symbol “R” and the year of minting on two lines, while on the right on the border there is the signature of Sculptor and Engraver GV. UP INC.

Value and Circulation of 1 Cent Vatican Euro Coins – First Series


1 Cent Vatican Euro Coins – Second Series – 2005

1 Cent Vatican Euro Coins Cardinal Camerlengo
1 Cent Vatican Euro Coins Cardinal Camerlengo

The 1 cent of the Second Series is temporary and represents the vacant seat of 2005.

On the obverse, along the edge of the coin, there are the 12 stars of the Eurozone, in the middle is the coat of arms of the Cardinal Camerlengo and under the symbol of the Apostolic Chamber.

Around the coat of arms the inscription SEDE VACANTE MMV. In the lower part along the edge of the cent there is the inscription CITTA’ DEL VATICANO (VATICAN CITY).

Value and Circulation of 1 Cent Vatican Euro Coins – Second Series


1 Cent Vatican Euro Coin – Third Series – 2006/2013

1 Cent Vatican Euro Coins Pope Benedict XVI
1 Cent Vatican Euro Coins Pope Benedict XVI

The 1 cent coin of the Third Series is dedicated to Pope Ratzinger! The obverse depicts the face of Pope Benedict XVI, Pope Ratzinger, no longer in profile but three quarters to the right.

Along the outer edge the 12 5-pointed stars and in the inner semicircle the inscription CITTA’ DEL VATICANO – millesimo di coio. The symbol of the Mint of Rome R is engraved between the thousandth and the cheekbone of the Pope.

Value and Circulation of 1 Cent Vatican Euro Coins – Third Series


1 Cent Vatican Euro Coins – Forth Series – 2014/2016

1 Cent Vatican Euro Coins Pope Francis
1 Cent Vatican Euro Coins Pope Francis

The 1-cent coin of the Vatican of the Fourth Series is dedicated to Pope Francesco, elected as the new Pope in 2014.

The obverse is represented by the unmistakable profile of Pope Francesco (Francis) looking to the left. In front of him there is the inscription in a semicircle CITTA’ DEL VATICANO and on the right the symbol R of the Roman Mint. The 12 five-pointed stars are distributed on the outer edge of the coin.

The signature of the sculptor and that of the engraver are placed one on the right and one on the left above the shoulders of Pope Francis.

Value and Circulation of 1 Cent Vatican Euro Coins – Fourth Series


1 Cent Vatican Euro Coin – Fifth Series – 2017

1 Cent Vatican Euro Coins Fifth series 2017
1 Cent Vatican Euro Coins Fifth series 2017

The 1 cent coin of the Fifth Series of the Vatican depicts the coat of arms of Pope Francis was coined in 2017.

In the centre of the coin, on the obverse, the coat of arms of Pope Francis is engraved and the inscription CITTA’ DEL VATICANO is engraved half on the right and half on the left, separated by the papal coat of arms.
Below right the thousandth of minting and left the symbol of the Mint of Rome R

Value and Circulation of 1 Cent Vatican Euro Coins – Fifth Series


2 Cents Vatican Euro Coins

All the 5 series of the 2 cents Vatican Euro Coin
All the 5 series of the 2 cents Vatican Euro Coin

Now let’s talk about the 2 cents coin of the Vatican Euro coins, also in their 5 versions.

They have in common this specifications:

  • Materials: Steel, copper plated
  • Thickness: 1.67 mm
  • Weight: 3.06 g
  • Diameter: 18.75 mm
  • Outline: Horizontal fillet in incuse, smooth

In addition, the reverse is the same for all and is the same used for all the 2-cent coins of the countries that use the same monetary system (EURO).


2 Cents Vatican Euro Coins – First Series – 2002/2005

2 Cent Vatican Euro Coins Pope John Paul II 2002
2 Cent Vatican Euro Coins Pope John Paul II 2002

The 2 cents Euro Vatican Coin of the First Series, was minted from 2002 to 2005 and is dedicated to Pope John Paul II.

In fact, the profile of the Pope who looks to the left is engraved in the obverse, wearing the typical Papal “Zucchetto” and his ceremonial robes.

Above the inscription CITTTA ‘DEL VATICANO and all around the twelve stars symbol of the European Union. Under the R of the Roman Mint and the thousandth. On the right edge of the coin, downwards, the signature of engraver and sculptor: GV . UP INC.

Value and Circulation of 2 Cent Vatican Euro Coins – First Series


2 Cents Vatican Euro Coin – Second Series – 2005

2 Cent Vatican Euro Coins Cardinal Camerlengo 2005
2 Cent Vatican Euro Coins Cardinal Camerlengo 2005

The 2 cents of the Second Series represent the vacant seat of 2005.

In the obverse there are the 12 stars of the Euro zone at the top and along the edge of the coin. In the center is engraved the coat of arms of the Cardinal Camerlengo with the symbol of the Apostolic Chamber underneath. The inscription SEDE VACANTE MMV. is around the coat of arms. The inscription CITTA’ DEL VATICANO is engraved along the lower edge of the two-cent coin.

Value and Circulation of 2 Cent Vatican Euro Coins – Second Series


2 Cents Vatican Euro Coins – Third Series – 2006

2 Cent Vatican Euro Coins Pope Benedict XVI 2006
2 Cent Vatican Euro Coins Pope Benedict XVI 2006

The 2-cent coin from the Vatican City, Third series, is dedicated to Pope Benedict XVI!

In the obverse there is the face of Pope Ratzinger by three quarters. The 12 5-pointed stars are engraved along the outer edge of the coin and in the inner semicircle there is the inscription: CITTA ‘DEL VATICANO followed by the thousandth of minting. Instead the symbol R of the Mint of Rome is between the thousandth and the face of Pope Benedict XVI. .

Value and Circulation of 2 Cent Vatican Euro Coins – Third Series


2 Cents Vatican Euro Coin – Fourth Series – 2014/2016

2 Cent Vatican Euro Coins Pope Francis 2016
2 Cent Vatican Euro Coins Pope Francis 2016

Here are the 2 cents of the Vatican of the Fourth Series which are dedicated to Pope Francis.

In the obverse is drawn the profile of Pope Francis who looks to the left. On the shoulders of the Pope there are the two signatures of the engraver and the sculptor. On the left is the semicircular inscription CITTA’ DEL VATICANO, while on the right is the symbol R of the Mint of Rome. The 12 five-pointed stars are on the outermost edge.

Value and Circulation of 2 Cent Vatican Euro Coins – Fourth Series


2 Cents Vatican Euro Coins – Fifth Series – 2017

2 Cent Vatican Euro Coins Fifth series 2017
2 Cent Vatican Euro Coins Fifth series 2017

The 2-cent coin of the Fifth Series of the Vatican instead displays the coat of arms of Pope Francis and was minted in 2017.

On the obverse, in the center, is engraved the coat of arms of Pope Francis, the writing CITTA’ DEL VATICANO is written on the right and left of the coat of arms. In the lower right part there is the thousandth of minting and in the left the symbol R of the Mint of Rome.

Value and Circulation of 2 Cent Vatican Euro Coins – Fifth Series


5 Cents Vatican Euro Coins

All the 5 series of the 5 cents Vatican Euro Coin
All the 5 series of the 5 cents Vatican Euro Coinno

These are the 5 cent Euro Vatican coins that we will see in detail, made in 5 different series. All the coins have in common these specifications:

Materials: Steel, copper plated
Thickness: 1.67 mm
Weight: 3.92 g
Diameter: 21.25 mm
Outline: Smooth

The Common Face is the same used for all 5 euro-cent of the Euro Zone countries.


5 Cents Vatican Euro Coins – First Series – 2002/2005

5 Cent Vatican Euro Coins Pope John Paul II 2002
5 Cent Vatican Euro Coins Pope John Paul II 2002

The first series of the 5 euro cents of Vatican City are dedicated to Pope John Paul II and were coined from 2002 to 2005.

The obverse has the inscription CITTA ‘DEL VATICANO up along the edge preceded by 6 stars to 5 points and followed by as many stars.

In the centre of the coin is the profile of the Pope looking to the left, below which is engraved the symbol of the Mint R and the thousandth of a coin on two lines. Also below, on the right, there is the signature GV . UP INC. respectively author and engraver of the coin.

Value and Circulation of 5 Cent Vatican Euro Coins – First Series


5 Cents Vatican Euro Coin – Second Series – 2005

5 Cent Vatican Euro Coins Cardinal Camerlengo 2005
5 Cent Vatican Euro Coins Cardinal Camerlengo 2005

In 2005 the Second Series of Euro Vaticano “Sede Vacante” was coined.

The 5 cents of this second series have in the center the coat of arms of the Cardinal Camerlengo and the Apostolic Chamber.

Around the inscription SEDE VACANTE MMV. and under CITTA’ DEL VATICANO. To close the circle the 12 stars to 5 points that symbolize the European Union.

Value and Circulation of 5 Cent Vatican Euro Coins – Second Series


5 Cents Vatican Euro Coins – Third Series – 2006/2013

5 Cent Vatican Euro Coins Pope Benedict XVI 2006
5 Cent Vatican Euro Coins Pope Benedict XVI 2006

The 5 cents of the Third Vatican Series are dedicated to Pope Benedict XVI, the seventh German pontiff of the Catholic Church! Coined from 2006 to 2013 until the resignation of his mandate.

In the obverse is represented the face of the Pope posing in three-quarters. The twelve stars with five points are engraved along the outer edge of the coin.

In the inner semicircle is engraved the inscription in capital letters: CITTA’ DEL VATICANO followed by a dot and a thousandth of minting. The R, indicating the Mint of Rome, is between the thousandth of minting and the portrait of Pope Ratzinger.

Value and Circulation of 5 Cent Vatican Euro Coins – Third Series


5 Cents Vatican Euro Coin – Fourth Series – 2014/2016

5 Cent Vatican Euro Coins Pope Francis 2016
5 Cent Vatican Euro Coins Pope Francis 2016

The 5 Cents of the Vatican Euro Coin, for the Fourth Series, were minted between 2014 and 2016 and are dedicated to Pope Francis.

In fact, on the obverse is designed the smiling profile of Pope Francis looking to the left. On the left there is also the inscription in a semicircle: CITTA’ DEL VATICANO (VATICAN CITY). On the right there is the engraved symbol R of the Mint.

The twelve 5-pointed stars are on the outer edge of the coin. The signature of the engraver and sculptor is above the Pope’s shoulders on the right and left.

Value and Circulation of 5 Cent Vatican Euro Coins – Fourth Series


5 Cents Vatican Euro Coins – Fifth Series – 2017

5 Cent Vatican Euro Coins Fifth series 2017
5 Cent Vatican Euro Coins Fifth series 2017

The 5 Cents of the Vatican Euro Coins of the 5th Series, have the coat of arms of Pope Francis and were minted in 2017.

On the obverse is engraved the coat of arms of Pope Francis with the inscription CITTA’ DEL VATICANO around it. On the lower right is written the thousandth of minting and on the left the symbol R of the Roman Mint.

Value and Circulation of 5 Cent Vatican Euro Coins – Fifth Series


10 Cents Vatican Euro Coins

All the 5 series of the 10 cents Vatican Euro Coin
All the 5 series of the 10 cents Vatican Euro Coin

After the copper coins of Vatican City now we see the Nordic Gold coins with the classic golden color. All 5 series have in common these characteristics:

  • Materials: Nordic Gold
  • Thickness: 1.93mm
  • Weight: 4.1g
  • Diameter: 19.75mm
  • Outline: Striped

The common side, the reverse, is the same for all Eurozone countries and until 2006 had the map with the separate countries, from 2008 onwards it was changed to a map without borders within the Euro Zone.

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10 Cents Vatican Euro Coins – First Series – 2002/2005

10 Cents Vatican Euro Coins Pope John Paul II 2002
10 Cents Vatican Euro Coins Pope John Paul II 2002

The First Series of the Vatican City’s 10 Euro Cents is dedicated to Pope John Paul II and was coined from 2002 to 2005, the year in which he died. Karol Józef Wojtyła was Pope since 1978 and was the first non-Italian Pope for over 450 years!

On the obverse side of the coin the inscription CITTA DEL VATICANO at the top along the left edge followed by 12 5-pointed stars.

In the middle there is the profile of the Pope facing left, under the half-bust of Karol Józef Wojtyła is engraved the symbol R of the Mint and under again the thousandth of minting. On the right along the edge is the signature of the author and engraver GV . UP INC.

Value and Circulation of 10 Cents Vatican Euro Coins – First Series


10 Cents Vatican Euro Coin – Second Series – 2005

10 Cents Vatican Euro Coins Cardinal Camerlengo 2005
10 Cents Vatican Euro Coins Cardinal Camerlengo 2005

The Second Series of the 10 cents Vatican Euro Coins is about the Vacant Seat. Coined in 2005.

The 10 cents of this series have in the center the coat of arms of the Cardinal Camerlengo and the Apostolic Chamber. Around the coat of arms is engraved the inscription: SEDE VACANTE MMV.

In capital letters, at the bottom of the page, there is the inscription CITTA’ DEL VATICANO (VATICAN CITY). The circle around the coin is finally closed by the 12 5-pointed stars symbolizing the European Union.

Value and Circulation of 10 Cents Vatican Euro Coins – Second Series


10 Cents Vatican Euro Coins – Third Series – 2006/2013

10 Cents Vatican Euro Coins Pope Benedict XVI 2006
10 Cents Vatican Euro Coins Pope Benedict XVI 2006

The 10 cents of the Third Vatican Series were coined in honor of Pope Benedict XVI. In circulation from 2006 until 2013, the date of the renunciation of the papacy by Pope Ratzinger.

In the Obverse the semi-frontal bust of the Pope hinting at a smile. Around the edge there are twelve stars with 5 points. Under the half-moon cut portrait is engraved the inscription: CITTA ‘DEL VATICANO followed by a dot and the thousandth. The R of the Mint of Rome is located between the thousandth of minting and the face of the Pope.

Until 2006, the common face of all the countries of the Euro Zone had the map with the separate states. Since 2008, the Common Face has changed and the map without borders between the countries belonging to the Euro Zone is used.

Value and Circulation of 10 Cents Vatican Euro Coins – Third Series


10 Cents Vatican Euro Coin – Fourth – 2014/2016

10 Cents Vatican Euro Coins Pope Francis 2016
10 Cents Vatican Euro Coins Pope Francis 2016

The 10 cents of the Vatican Euro Coins, Fourth Series, were minted from 2014 to 2016, in honor of Pope Francis.

In the Obverse part is represented the face of the Pope. On the left side of the coin there is the semicircular inscription ‘CITTA’ DEL’ and on the right side ‘VATICANO’.

On the right between the shoulder and the ear is the engraved symbol R of the Mint and the thousandth. Instead, the 12 stars are distributed along the outer edge of the coin. The signatures of the engraver and sculptor are above the shoulders of the Pope.

Value and Circulation of 10 Cents Vatican Euro Coins – Fourth Series


10 Cents Vatican Euro Coins – Fifth Series – 2017

10 Cents Vatican Euro Coins Fifth series 2017
10 Cents Vatican Euro Coins Fifth series 2017

The 10 cent coin Vatican Euro Coins, of the 5th Series, has the coat of arms of Pope Francis in the center and was minted in 2017.


Around the coat of arms of the Pope is engraved the inscription: CITTA’ DEL VATICANO (VATICAN CITY). On the right, at the bottom, is written the thousandth of minting and on the left is engraved the symbol R of the Mint of Rome.

Value and Circulation of 10 Cents Vatican Euro Coins – Fifth Series


20 Cents Vatican Euro Coins

All the 5 series of the 20 cents Vatican Euro Coins
All the 5 series of the 20 cents Vatican Euro Coins

The second coin made of Nordic Gold, whose characteristic is the bright golden color, is the 20 cents Euro Vatican coin. As for the other denominations, this one boasts for now 5 series. These 5 coins have in common these characteristics

  • Materials: realized the Nordic Gold
  • Thickness: 2.14 mm thick
  • Weight: from the weight of 5.74 g
  • Diameter: 22.25 mm
  • Outline: From the wide knurling

Let’s now see in detail every single coin series by series.


20 Cents Vatican Euro Coin – First Series – 2002/2005

20 Cents Vatican Euro Coins Pope John Paul II 2002
20 Cents Vatican Euro Coins Pope John Paul II 2002

As with the other 2002 coins, the First Series of the 20 Euro Cents of Vatican City is dedicated to Pope John Paul II. This series was minted from 2002 until 2005, when Pope Karol Józef Wojtyła died.

In the obverse of the coin on the left there is the writing CITTA’ DEL VATICANO (VATICAN CITY), then followed by 12 stars with 5 points that continue to circle following the edge.

In the middle, the profile of the Pope facing left. Under the half bust of the Pope is engraved the symbol R of the Mint with the thousandth of minting underneath. On the right of the coin is the signature of the author and engraver GV. UP INC.

Value and Circulation of 20 Cents Vatican Euro Coins – First Series


20 Cents Vatican Euro Coins – Second Series – 2005

20 Cents Vatican Euro Coins Cardinal Camerlengo 2005
20 Cents Vatican Euro Coins Cardinal Camerlengo 2005

In 2005 Pope Wojtyła died and the Second Series of the 20 cents of the Vatican, called the “Vacant Seat“, was coined.

The 20 cents have in the center the coat of arms of the Cardinal Camerlengo and the emblem of the Apostolic Chamber with the words: SEAT HOLIDAY MMV. A.

In the lower semicircle there is the inscription CITTA’ DEL VATICANO (VATICAN CITY) and in the upper semicircle the 12 5-pointed stars are engraved as a symbol of the European Union.

Value and Circulation of 20 Cents Vatican Euro Coins – Second Series



20 Cents Vatican Euro Coins – Third Series – 2006/2013

20 Cents Vatican Euro Coins Pope Benedict XVI 2006
20 Cents Vatican Euro Coins Pope Benedict XVI 2006

The 20 Centesimi Vatican Third Series are instead dedicated to Pope Benedict XVI. Coined in 2006 and produced until 2013. Year in which Pope Ratzinger renounces his papacy.

In the obverse there is represented the half bust, almost frontal, of the Pope. Around it, along the edge, are the twelve five-pointed stars. In the lower semi-moon part is engraved the inscription: CITTA ‘DEL VATICANO, followed by the thousandth of minting. The symbol R of the Mint of Rome is between the thousandth of minting and the face of Pope Ratzinger.

The common face until 2007 is the one with the map of the separate states. Instead, from 2008 onwards, the coin is minted with the New Common Face, which uses the map without borders between the various countries of the Euro Zone.

Value and Circulation of 20 Cents Vatican Euro Coins – Third Series


20 Cents Vatican Euro Coin – Fourth Series – 2014/2016

20 Cents Vatican Euro Coins Pope Francis 2016
20 Cents Vatican Euro Coins Pope Francis 2016

The 20 cents of the Vatican belonging to the Fourth Series are those coined from 2014 to 2016 and dedicated to the beloved Pope Francis.

In the obverse we find indeed the face of the Pope. On the left of the coin there is the inscription in a semicircle “CITTA’ DEL” and instead on the right “VATICANO”. Always on the right, between the shoulder and the ear, there is the symbol R of the Mint and the thousandth of minting.

The 12 stars are instead distributed along the outer edge of the coin well spaced. The name of the engraver and sculptor appears on both shoulders of the Pope, one on the right and one on the left.

Value and Circulation of 20 Cents Vatican Euro Coins – Fourth Series


20 Cents Vatican Euro Coins – Fifth Series – 2017

20 Cents Vatican Euro Coins Fifth series 2017
20 Cents Vatican Euro Coins Fifth series 2017

Here we are with the 20 centesimi coin of the 5th Vatican Series. This coin shows the coat of arms of Pope Francis in the middle. This coin, like the entire fifth series, was minted in 2017.

The inscription: CITTA’ DEL VATICANO is around the coat of arms of the Pope, at the bottom is written the thousandth of minting and on the left side of the coin is engraved the symbol of the Mint of Rome R.

Value and Circulation of 20 Cents Vatican Euro Coins – Fifth Series


50 Cents Vatican Euro Coins

All the 5 series of the 50 cents Vatican Euro Coins
All the 5 series of the 50 cents Vatican Euro Coins

The third coin made using Nordic Gold as the material. Material that gives it a characteristic bright golden color.

Let’s talk about the 50 cents Euro Vatican coins of which we will see series and values. As for the other coins denominations, this one has five series too. This is what these 5 series of coins have in common regarding the 50 cent:

  • Materials: Nordic Gold
  • Thickness: 2.38mm
  • Weight: 7.8 grams
  • Diameter: 24.25 mm
  • Outline: Striped

50 Cents Vatican Euro Coin – First Series – 2002/2005

50 Cents Vatican Euro Coins Pope John Paul II 2002
50 Cents Vatican Euro Coins Pope John Paul II 2002

The First Series of the 50 Euro Cents of Vatican City is made for Pope John Paul II. The series was coined in 2002 until 2005, the year of the death of Pope Karol Józef Wojtyła.

On the obverse of the coin there is the inscription: CITTA’ DEL VATICANO (VATICAN CITY), followed by twelve five-pointed stars that continue along the edge forming a semicircle.

In the centre of the coin there is the profile of the Pope, facing left. Under the portrait of the Pope is engraved the symbol R of the Mint and under it there is the thousandth of minting. On the right there is the signature of the author and that of the engraver GV . UP INC.

Value and Circulation of 50 Cents Vatican Euro Coins – First Series


50 Cents Vatican Euro Coins – Second Series – 2005

50 Cents Vatican Euro Coin 2005
50 Cents Vatican Euro Coin 2005

In 2005, after the death of Pope Wojtyła, the Second Series of the fifty cents of the Vatican known as the “Vacant Seat” was coined.

The 50 cents coin has at its center the coat of arms of the Cardinal Camerlengo with the emblem of the Apostolic Chamber and around the inscription: SEDE VACANTE MMV. A.

Below, in the lower semicircle, the inscription CITTA’ DEL VATICANO is engraved and instead in the upper semicircle are engraved the twelve five-pointed stars, symbol of the European Union.

Value and Circulation of 50 Cents Vatican Euro Coins – Second Series


50 Cents Vatican Euro Coin – Third Series – 2006/2013

50 Cents Vatican Euro Pope Benedict XVI 2006
50 Cents Vatican Euro Coin Pope Benedict XVI 2006

These are instead the 50th Vatican cents of the Third Series, also dedicated to Pope Benedict XVI. Coined from 2006 to 2013, the year of Pope Ratzinger’s renunciation of the Papacy.

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The face of the Pope is depicted in half bust on the obverse. Around it there are the twelve five-pointed stars and in the lower part instead is engraved the inscription: CITTA ‘DEL VATICANO. After the inscription is engraved the thousandth of minting. The symbol of the Mint of Rome R is between the thousandth of minting and the portrait of Pope Ratzinger.

Until 2007 the common face is the one with the map of the separated states. From 2008 onwards, however, the new Common Face is used, with the map without borders between the countries of the Euro Zone.

Value and Circulation of 50 Cents Vatican Euro Coins – Third Series

The 50 cents Vatican Euro Coins of 2013 have a value of just over 2 and a half euros and a circulation of more than 2 million pieces, as well as 50 cents of year 2011. Instead, the 50 cents Vatican coin from 2012 is more valued, as it exceeds the 4 euro quotation. The most precious coin in this series is the 2007 one. The one with the lowest value is the 50 cents of 2010, which are quoted just above the face value.


50 Cents Vatican Euro Coins – Fourth Series – 2014/2016

50 Cents Vatican Euro  Pope Francis 2016
50 Cents Vatican Euro Coin Pope Francis 2016

The 50 cents Vatican Euro Coins of the Fourth Series are those dedicated to Pope Francis and minted from 2014 to 2016. The face of the smiling Pope is drawn on the obverse of the coin.

On the left there is the inscription in a semicircle “CITTA’ DEL” and on the right there is “VATICANO”. Then between the shoulder and the ear of Pope Francis there is the symbol R of the Mint and under the thousandth of minting.

The 12 stars symbol of the European Union are distributed along the outer edge of the coin spaced out. The name of the engraver and sculptor is on the Pope’s shoulders, one on the right and one on the left.

Value and Circulation of 50 Cents Vatican Euro Coins – Fourth Series

The 50 cent Vatican Euro Coins of year 2016 are worth just over 3 euros and have a high circulation, over 2 million pieces.


50 Cents Vatican Euro Coins – Fifth Series – 2017

50 Cents Vatican Euro 2017
50 Cents Vatican Euro Coin Fifth series 2017

The 50 Cents of the 5th Vatican Series propose the Coat of Arms of Pope Francis in the center. As for all the fifth series, this coin was minted in 2017.

Around the Pope’s coat of arms there is the inscription CITTA’ DEL VATICANO (VATICAN CITY) and at the bottom is written the thousandth of minting. On the left of the coin is engraved the symbol R of the Mint of Rome.

Value and Circulation of 50 Cents Vatican Euro Coins – Fifth Series

The 50 cents of the Vatican Euro Coins 2018 have an interesting value for a common coin, around 8 euros, as can be seen from the table below. They are the highest value among the 50 cent coins of the fifth series. In fact, the 50 cents of Vatican 2017 are quoted at 4.40 euros with a circulation of more than 2 million copies and the 50 cents of 2019 are worth 4.74 euros.


1 Euro City of Vatican Coin

All the 5 series of the 1 Euro Coins of the Vatican City
All the 5 series of the 1 Euro Coins of the Vatican City

Here is the first bimetallic coin of Vatican City, a piece of the 1 Vatican Euro Coins. For now there are 5 series. All made of cupronickel in the central part and nickel-plated brass in the outer ring of the coin. Here are the common features of these 5 coins:

  • Materials: Cupronickel in the central disc, nickel-plated brass in the outer ring.
  • Thickness: 2.33 mm
  • Weight: 7.5 grams
  • Diameter: 23.25 mm
  • Outline: Zigrinated

1 Euro City of Vatican Coins – First Series – 2002/2005

1 Euro Vatican Pope John Paul II 2002
1 Euro Vatican Pope John Paul II 2002

The first series of the 1 euro bimetallic coin from Vatican City is dedicated to Pope John Paul II. Series minted from 2002 until 2005, the year that marks the death of Karol Józef Wojtyła.

In the obverse, in the nickel part, the coin shows the profile of Pope Wojtyła facing left. On the right of the profile there is the signature of the author and that of the engraver GV. UP INC.

Below, in the brass part, the inscription: CITTA’ DEL VATICANO followed by the symbol R of the Mint and the thousandth of minting. The twelve five-pointed stars are at the top along the edge and form a semicircle.

Value and Circulation of the 1 Euro City of Vatican Coins | First Series


1 Euro City of Vatican Coins – Second Series – 2005

1 Euro Vatican 2005
1 Euro Vatican 2005

In 2005, after the death of Pope Wojtyła, the Second Series of 1 Euro coins from the Vatican City dedicated to the “Vacant Seat” was minted.

This version of the 1 euro coin has at its centre, in the nickel part, the coat of arms of the Cardinal Camerlengo with the emblem of the Apostolic Chamber. Around the inscription: SEDE VACANTE MMV. A.

Below, in the brass circle, is engraved the inscription CITTA’ DEL VATICANO and instead in the upper part are engraved the twelve five-pointed stars, symbol of the European Union.

Value and Circulation of the 1 Euro City of Vatican Coins | Second Series


1 Euro City of Vatican Coins – Third Series – 2006/2013

1 Euro Vatican Pope Benedict XVI 2006
1 Euro Vatican Pope Benedict XVI 2006

This is the third series of the 1 euro coin from Vatican City, dedicated to Pope Benedict XVI. Coined from 2006 until 2013, in fact in 2013 Pope Ratzinger renounced his papacy.

In the nickel part at the obverse is represented the face of the Pope, to his right is engraved the inscription: CITTA ‘DEL VATICANO. The symbol of the Mint of Rome is on the right of the portrait of Pope Ratzinger and the thousandth under the R. In the part of the brass coin instead there are the 12 stars with 5 points.

Until 2007, the common face was the one with the map of states marked by borders. Since 2008, the new Common Face with the United States has been in use.

Value and Circulation of the 1 Euro City of Vatican Coins | Third Series


1 Euro City of Vatican Coins – Fourth Series – 2014/2016

1 Euro Vatican Pope Francis 2016
1 Euro Vatican Pope Francis 2016

The 1 euro coin from the Vatican City of the Fourth Series, also bimetallic, was minted from 2014 to 2016 and dedicated to Pope Francis.

In the nickel part, on the obverse of the coin, is represented the face of the smiling Pope. To the left of the portrait there is the inscription “CITTA’ DEL” and instead to the right “VATICANO”. On the shoulders of the Pope, one on the right and one on the left, there are the names of the engraver and the sculptor.

Looking at the right of the coin there is the symbol R of the Mint and underneath the thousandth of minting. On the outside of the coin, the brass one, there are 12 stars to symbolize the European Union.

Value and Circulation of the 1 Euro City of Vatican Coins | Fourth Series


1 Euro City of Vatican Coins – Fifth Series – 2017

1 Euro Vatican Fifth series 2017
1 Euro Vatican Fifth series 2017

This is the 1 Euro Vatican Coin of the 5th Vatican Series, a coin minted in 2017 with in the middle of the nickel part the coat of arms of Pope Francis.

The inscription CITTA’ DEL VATICANO (VATICAN CITY) is engraved around the coat of arms of the Pope and at the bottom right is written the thousandth of minting, while on the left is engraved the symbol of the Mint of Rome.

Value and Circulation of the 1 Euro City of Vatican Coins | Fifth Series


2 Euro City of Vatican Coin

All the 5 series of the 2 Euro Coins of the Vatican City
All the 5 series of the 2 Euro Coins of the Vatican City

Here we are with the second bimetallic coin of Vatican City, the 2 Euro Vatican Coin. There are also 5 series of 2 Euro coins from Vatican City. The coins are bimetallic and made of nickel-plated brass in the central disc and cupronickel for the outer ring. These are the common features of the 5 coins of 2 Euro Vaticano:

  • Materials: Cupronickel outer ring, central disc nickel-plated brass
  • Thickness: 2.2mm
  • Weight: 8.5 grams
  • Diameter: 25.75 mm
  • Outline: striped with 6 stars with 5 alternating points of 6 Two.

2 Euro City of Vatican Coins – First Series – 2002/2005

2 Euro Vatican Pope John Paul II 2002
2 Euro Vatican Pope John Paul II 2002

Here is the first series of 2 Euro bimetallic coins from Vatican City, dedicated to Karol Józef Wojtyła. This series was minted in 2002 and ended in 2005, the year of the death of Pope John Paul II.

On the straight side, in the brass part of the coin, is engraved the profile of Pope Wojtyła who looks to the left. On the right of the coin, behind the Pope, there is the signature of the author and that of the engraver GV. UP INC.

Below, in the circle in Nickel, the inscription: CITTA ‘DEL VATICANO followed by the thousandth of minting and the symbol R of the Mint. At the top, along the edge of the outer ring, the twelve five-pointed stars are distributed in a semicircle.

Value and Circulation of the 2 Euro Vatican Coins | First Series

Keep in mind that the 2 euro Vatican of the first series are really well evaluated. The 2 euro Vatican Coin of the year 2002 is the most expensive piece, worth more than 170 euro. The 2 euro from 2003 are worth more than 55 euros, while the 2 euros from 2004 and 2005 are worth just under 50 euros.


2 Euro City of Vatican Coins – Second Series – 2005

2 Euro Vatican 2005
2 Euro Vatican 2005

After the death of Pope Wojtyła in 2005, the Second Series of this 2 Euro Vatican coin, known as the series of the “Vacant Seat”, was temporarily minted.

In the middle, in the brass part, there is the coat of arms of the Cardinal Camerlengo and the emblem of the Apostolic Chamber. Around it is written: SEDE VACANTE MMV. A. Below, in the cupronickel circle, there is the inscription: CITTA’ DEL VATICANO. At the top, always on the outer ring, are imprinted with the 12 5-pointed stars as a symbol of the European Union.

Value and Circulation of the 2 Euro Vatican Coins | Second Series


2 Euro City of Vatican Coins – Third Series – 2006/2013

2 Euro Vatican Pope Benedict XVI 2006
2 Euro Vatican Pope Benedict XVI 2006

The third series of the 2 euro coin from the Vatican City is dedicated to Pope Ratzinger. The series was minted from 2006 until 2013, in fact, in 2013, Pope Benedict XVI announced his resignation from the Papacy.

In the brass part of the central disk on the obverse is the half-length face of the Pope, on the right of the portrait is engraved the inscription: CITTA’ DEL VATICANO. Always on the right of the portrait of Pope Ratzinger there is the symbol of the Mint of Rome above the thousandth. In the outer ring of the cupronickel coin there are the 12 5-pointed stars distributed in a circle.

The common face until 2007 was the one that depicted the map of states with borders. Then, in 2008, the use of the new Common Face came into force, which sees the Eurozone countries united among themselves.

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Value and Circulation of the 2 Euro Vatican Coins | Third Series


2 Euro City of Vatican Coins – Fourth Series – 2014/2016

2 Euro Vatican Pope Francis 2014
2 Euro Vatican Pope Francis 2014

The 2 euro coin from the Vatican City of the Fourth Series was minted from 2014 to 2016. This series is dedicated to the beloved Pope Francis.

On the obverse side of the coin, in the central brass-plated part, is represented the smiling face of the Pope. To the left of the Pope is the inscription “CITTA’ DEL” and to the right of it is “VATICANO”.

On the right of the coin there is also the symbol R of the Mint of Rome and under the R the thousandth of minting. Above the shoulders of Pope Francis, one on the right and one on the left, there are the names of engraver and sculptor. Finally, in the outer cupronickel ring, there are the 12 5-pointed stars in a circle.

Value and Circulation of the 2 Euro Vatican Coins | Fourth Series


2 Euro City of Vatican Coins – Fifth Series – 2017

2 Euro Vatican Fifth series 2017
2 Euro Vatican Fifth series 2017

The 2 Euro Vatican Coin of the 5th Series, this coin was minted in 2017 and shows at the center of the brass part of the coat of arms of Pope Francis with the inscription “CITTA’ DEL VATICANO” (VATICAN CITY) around it.

At the bottom right is written the thousandth of minting and on the left is the symbol of the Mint of Rome. In the outer ring of the coin, the cupronickel part, there are the 12 stars spaced out to form a circle.

Value and Circulation of the 2 Euro Vatican Coins | Fifth Series


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Alice Costa
Alice Costa

I am passionate about numismatics and coins (especially the 2 euro commemorative coins and the italian lire), I am always looking for the most particular curiosities. I like to introduce the beauty and value that coins can hide.

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