2 Euro Vatican Commemorative Coins

2 Euro Vatican Commemorative Coins

In this article we are going to analyse the 2 Euro Commemorative Vatican coins, that is all the coins that the Rome Mint has minted on behalf of the Vatican State, in the 2 Euro denomination, commemorating some particular event.

As always, the aim of our survey will be to understand what are the characteristics of these coins, what makes them unique, what are the historical events related to their minting and, of course, what is the value that these commemorative euros have on the market.

This will be quite a long journey in which we will analyse dozens of coins to date. Without wasting any more time, let’s get started.

2 Euro Commemorative Vatican City State Coins
2€ Vatican Coins Index
  1. 2 Euro Vatican 2004 Coin – 75th anniversary of the founding of the Vatican City State
  2. 2 Euro Vatican 2005 Coin – XX World Youth Day
  3. 2 Euro Vatican 2006 Coin – 500th Anniversary of the Swiss Guard
  4. 2 Euro Vaticano 2007 Coin – 80th Birthday of Pope Benedict XVI
  5. 2 Euro Vatican 2008 Coin -2000 years of St Paul’s birth
  6. 2 Euro Vatican Coin 2009 – International Year of Astronomy
  7. 2 Euro Vatican 2010 Coin – Year of the priesthood
  8. 2 Euro Vatican 2011 Coin – XXVI World Youth Day
  9. 2 Euro Vatican 2012 Coin – 7th World Meeting of Families
  10. 2 Euro Vatican 2013 Coin – Vacant seat 2013
  11. 2 Euro Coin Vatican City State 2013 – XXVIII World Youth Day
  12. 2 Euro Vatican City 2014 Coin – 25th Anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall
  13. 2 Euro Vatican 2015 Coin – VIII World Meeting of Families
  14. 2 Euro Vatican 2016 Coin- 200th anniversary of the Vatican Gendarmerie
  15. 2 Euro Vatican City Coin 2016 -Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy
  16. 2 Euro Vaticano 2017 Coin – 1950th Anniversary of the Martyrs of Saints Peter and Paul
  17. 2 Euro Vaticano 2017 Coin – 100th Anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima
  18. 2 Euro Vatican 2018 Coin – European Year of Cultural Heritage
  19. 2 Euro Vatican 2018 Coin – 50th Anniversary of the Death of Padre Pio
  20. 2 Euro Vatican 2019 Coin – 90th anniversary of the establishment of the Vatican City State
  21. 2 Euro Vatican 2019 Coin – Sistine Chapel Restoration
  22. 2 Euro Vatican 2020 Coin – 100th Anniversary of Pope John Paul II
  23. 2 Euro Vatican 2020 Coin – 500 Years since the Death of Raffaello Sanzio
  24. 2 Euro Vatican 2021 Coin – 450 Years since the birth of Caravaggio
  25. 2 Euro Vatican 2021 Coin – 700 years since the death of Dante Alighieri
  26. Table with the Value of all 2 Euro Commemorative Vatican Coins

2 Euro Vatican 2004 Coin – 75th anniversary of the founding of the Vatican City State

2 Euro Vatican 2004 - 75th anniversary of the founding of the Vatican City State (75° anno dello stato)
2 Euro Vatican 2004 – 75th anniversary of the founding of the Vatican City State

The first coin in this collection commemorates the 75th anniversary of the founding of the Vatican City State.

The coin’s obverse depicts the perimeter of the City with St Peter’s Square and its Basilica in the centre. To the left we find the circular inscription “75° ANNO DELLO STATO” while to the top right the dates “1929 – 2004”.

On the right are the mintmark R and the names of the sculptor ‘VEROI’ and the author ‘L.D.S.’. Inc.”.

All around are the 12 five-pointed stars representing the European states, while on the reverse side the coin has the same face as all other 2-euro coins.

Value of 2 Euro Vatican 2004 Commemorative Coins

The value of the 2 Euro Vatican 2004 coin for the 75th Anniversary of the Foundation of the Vatican City State is €99.97.


2 Euro Vatican 2005 Coin – XX World Youth Day

2 Euro Vatican 2005 Coin - XX World Youth Day (XX Giornata Mondiale della Gioventù)
2 Euro Vatican 2005 Coin – XX World Youth Day

Let’s move on to the second 2 Euro commemorative coin from the Vatican. In this case the coin commemorates the 20th World Youth Day.

Specifically, the obverse of the 2-euro Vatican 2005 coin depicts Cologne Cathedral with a comet above it. Around it is the circular inscription ‘XX GIORNATA MONDIALE DELLA GIOVENTU’.

On the left are the names of the sculptor ‘LONGO’ and the engraver ‘E.L.F. Inc.’. All around are the 12 five-pointed stars interrupted at the top by the mint mark and the minting year, and at the bottom by the inscription ‘CITTÀ DEL VATICANO’.

On the obverse, the coin has the same face as the others.

Value of 2 Euro Vatican 2005 Coins

The 2 Euro Vatican 2005 coin commemorating the 20th World Youth Day has a value of €213.


2 Euro Vatican 2006 Coin – 500th Anniversary of the Swiss Guard

2 Euro Vatican 2006 Coin - 500th anniversary of the Swiss Guard "guardia svizzera pontificia"
2 Euro Vatican 2006 Coin – 500th anniversary of the Swiss Guard

Let’s move on to another coin commemorating the 500th anniversary of the Swiss Guard.

The coin’s obverse depicts a Guard in the act of swearing an oath to the Pope with a flag in his hand. At the top is the arched inscription “GUARDIA SVIZZERA PONTIFICIA” and at the bottom the arched inscription “CITTÀ DEL VATICANO”.

On the left is the date 1506 and on the right the mintmark and the minting year 2006.

Near the flagpole is the name of the author “O.ROSSI” and under the mintmark the engraver’s initials “M.C.C. INC.”.

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

The reverse side features the same face as the other 2-euro coins.

Value of 2 Euro Vatican City 2006 Coins

The value of the 2 Euro Vatican 2006 coin, minted in commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the Swiss Guard, is €145.


2 Euro Vaticano 2007 Coin – 80th Birthday of Pope Benedict XVI

2 Euro Vaticano 2007 Coin - 80th birthday of Pope Benedict XVI (Papa Benedetto XVI)
2 Euro Vaticano 2007 Coin – 80th birthday of Pope Benedict XVI

Now we come to the first coin in honour of a very important personage. Specifically, this 2-euro coin commemorates the 80th birthday of Pope Benedict XVI.

On the obverse there is a portrait of Pope Benedict XVI facing left and all around the circular inscription “BENEDICTI XVI P.M. ÆTATIS ANNO LXXX – CITTA’ DEL VATICANO” with the name of the city slightly larger.

To the left are the mintmark R and the minting year 2007. Further down are the names of the author and the engraver.

All around as usual are the 12 stars representing the states of the European Union.

On the obverse it is the same face as on virtually any 2-euro coin.

Value of 2 Euro Vatican Coins 2007

The value of the 2 Euro Commemorative Vatican 2007 coin commemorating the 80th birthday of Pope Benedict XVI is €91.17.


2 Euro Vatican 2008 Coin -2000 years of St Paul’s birth

2 Euro Vatican 2008 Coin -2000 years of St Paul's birth ( San Paolo)
2 Euro Vatican 2008 Coin -2000 years of St Paul’s birth

Another coin dedicated to a very important historical and religious figure. Specifically, we are talking about Saint Paul and the coin commemorating the 2000th anniversary of his birth.

The coin’s obverse depicts the scene of St Paul’s conversion on the road to Damascus. The foreground shows St Paul on his horse, driven mad by a sudden light. In the background is Damascus itself.

On the left is the inscription ‘CITTÀ DEL VATICANO’ and on the right ‘ANNO SANCTO PAULO DICATO’.

Also on the right-hand side we find the year of mintage, the mintmark and the author’s name, while further down are the engraver’s initials.

Around it, as always, are the 12 five-pointed stars representing the European countries, while on the reverse side the coin is identical to the other 2-euro coins.

Value of 2 Euro Vatican City 2008 Coin

The 2 Euro Commemorative Vatican 2008 coin commemorating the 2000th anniversary of the birth of St Paul has a value of €63.55.


2 Euro Vatican Coin 2009 – International Year of Astronomy

2 Euro Vatican Coin 2009 - International Year of Astronomy (Anno internazionale dell'astronomia)
2 Euro Vatican Coin 2009 – International Year of Astronomy

Let us now turn to a coin dedicated to the world of science. In particular, this 2 Euro commemorative coin from the Vatican was minted in honour of the International Year of Astronomy.

On the obverse is a beautiful geometric design divided into four parts. In the upper right section is Michelangelo’s ‘Creation of the Stars’, in the upper left is Galileo’s telescope, in the lower left a sundial and in the lower right a new generation telescope.

In the lower part of the design there is a sun surrounded by stars and planets. Above this design are the mintmark and the minting year, while to the left and right are the names of the author and the engraver respectively.

Surrounding them are the 12 five-pointed stars representing the European countries, as usual, while the reverse side is the same as the other common coins.

Value of 2 Euro Vatican Commemorative Coins 2009

The value of the 2 Euro Commemorative Vatican 2009 coin, commemorating the International Year of Astronomy, is €53.16.


2 Euro Vatican 2010 Coin – Year of the priesthood

2 Euro Vatican 2010 Coin - Year of the priesthood (Anno Sacerdotale)
2 Euro Vatican 2010 Coin – Year of the priesthood

Let us return to a coin minted for a celebration of a religious nature. In this case we are talking about a 2 euro coin commemorating the Year of the Priest.

The obverse depicts a scene in which a shepherd tries to save a sheep from the mouth of a lion. At the top in an arc is the inscription “-CITTA’ DEL VATICANO-” while at the bottom is written in smaller letters “ANNO SACERDOTALE”.

On the left is the year of mintage, below the mintmark and on the right the initials of the author and engraver.

Surrounding them are the 12 five-pointed stars representing the European states. The reverse shows a coin with the usual face depicting Europe.

Value of 2 Euro Coins Vatican 2010

The value of the 2 Euro Commemorative Vatican 2010 coin in honour of the Year of the Priest is €43.70.


2 Euro Vatican 2011 Coin – XXVI World Youth Day

2 Euro Vatican 2011 Coin - XXVI World Youth Day
2 Euro Vatican 2011 Coin – XXVI World Youth Day

We return with a coin in honour of Youth Day. Specifically, this coin commemorates the 26th Youth Day.

The obverse depicts young people raising the official logo of the day, the Spanish flag and the Vatican flag. The lower part of the coin bears the inscription “CITTA’ DEL VATICANO” and the words “XXVI” and “G.M.G.” on the upper part.

On the inside of the drawing it is also possible to see the minting year, the mintmark and the initials of the author “O.ROSSI” while on the right are those of the engraver “M.C.C. INC.”.

All around are the 12 five-pointed stars representing the European countries and on the reverse side the same face as the other 2-euro coins.

Value of 2 Euro Coin Vatican City State 2011

The value of the 2 Euro Commemorative Vatican 2011 coin for XXVI World Youth Day is €36,34.


2 Euro Vatican 2012 Coin – 7th World Meeting of Families

2 Euro Vatican 2012 Coin - 7th World Meeting of Families ( VII Incontro mondiale delle famiglie)
2 Euro Vatican 2012 Coin – 7th World Meeting of Families

Now, the next coin we will look at is the one made to commemorate the 7th World Meeting of Families held in Milan.

The coin’s obverse depicts a family with Piazza del Duomo behind it, where the meeting took place. The upper part of the coin bears the arched inscription ‘CITTA’ DEL VATICANO’ while the lower part, also in an arc, bears the inscription ‘VII INCONTRO MONDIALE DELLE FAMILIE’.

To the left of the design we find the name of the author and the engraver, while on the right is the minting year. The mint mark R is at the bottom.

All around as usual are the 12 five-pointed stars representing the European states. As for the reverse side of these 2 euro Vatican coins, we are talking about the same face found on any 2 euro coin.

Value of 2 Euro Commemorative Coin Vatican 2012

The value of the 2-euro commemorative coin Vatican 2012 commemorating the VIIth World Meeting of Families is €34.92.


2 Euro Vatican 2013 Coin – Vacant seat 2013

2 Euro Vatican 2013 Coin - Vacant seat 2013 (Sede Vacante)
2 Euro Vatican 2013 Coin – Vacant seat 2013

Let us now turn to the 2 Euro coin minted on the occasion of the Sede Vacante in 2013. The obverse depicts the coat of arms of the Cardinal Camerlengo above the emblem of the Apostolic Chamber.

Around it are the words ‘CITTÀ DEL VATICANO’ on the left and ‘SEDE VACANTE MMXIII’ on the right.

At the bottom we find the author’s name “P. DANIELE” and the engraver’s initials “M.C.C. INC. INC.”, while the mint mark R. is further to the left.

All around, as usual, we can see the 12 five-pointed stars representing the European states.

The obverse of the 2013 Vatican 2-euro “sede vacante” coin features the same face as the other 2-euro coins.

Value of 2 Euro Vatican 2013 Commemorative Coins

The value of the 2013 Vatican 2 Euro coin commemorating the 2013 sede vacante is €54.96.


2 Euro Coin Vatican City State 2013 – XXVIII World Youth Day

2 Euro Coin Vatican City State 2013 - XXVIII World Youth Day
2 Euro Coin Vatican City State 2013 – XXVIII World Youth Day

This brings us to another 2 Euro coin from the Vatican commemorating a youth day. Specifically, this one was minted in honour of the XXVIII World Youth Day.

The obverse depicts the statue of Christ the Redeemer, a very famous statue in Rio De Janeiro, with young people celebrating around it. The inscription “XXVIII G.M.G. CITTÀ DEL VATICANO RIO 2013” is engraved around it. To the right are the mint mark and the name of the author.

Inherent as with the other coins are the 12 five-pointed stars representing the European Union states.

The reverse side is the same as that of other 2-euro coins.

Value of 2 Euro Vatican 2013 Coins

The 2 Euro Vatican 2013 coin minted in commemoration of the XXVIII World Youth Day has a value of €33,22.


2 Euro Vatican City 2014 Coin – 25th Anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall

2 Euro Vatican City 2014 Coin - 25th Anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall ( XXV Anniversario del crollo del muro di Berlino)
2 Euro Vatican City 2014 Coin – 25th Anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall

Now let’s talk about a coin that commemorates a very important event in human history. In particular this 2 Euro commemorative coin from the Vatican was minted on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

The obverse depicts fallen bricks from the Berlin Wall with the inscription “XXV ANNIVERSARY OF THE BREAKDOWN OF THE BERLIN WALL 1989 2014”. In the background, between bricks and barbed wire, there is an olive branch above the Brandenburg Gate.

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

At the top is the arched inscription “CITTA’ DEL VATICANO”, while lower down are the mint mark, the author’s name “G. TITOTTO” and the engraver’s initials.

Instead, the reverse shows the map of the euro area as for the other 2-euro coins.

Value of 2 Euro Commemorative Vatican City Coin 2014

The value of the 2 Euro Commemorative Vatican 2014 coin commemorating the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall is €37.50.


2 Euro Vatican 2015 Coin – VIII World Meeting of Families

2 Euro Vatican 2015 Coin - VIII World Meeting of Families (VIII Incontro mondiale delle famiglie)
2 Euro Vatican 2015 Coin – VIII World Meeting of Families

Here we are with another 2 Euro Vatican coin minted to commemorate a family meeting. In particular this one was made in honour of the 8th edition of the Meeting of Families.

The obverse depicts a globe with two families embracing and encircling it. This design is completely surrounded by two inscriptions. At the top is the inscription “VIII WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES” and at the bottom “VATICAN CITY”.

Between the inscription and the design are: at the top the year of mintage, on the left the name of the author and the engraver, and on the right the mint mark placed on the arm of one of the family members.

Around it we also notice the 12 five-pointed stars representing the European states while.

On the reverse side it is identical to a common two-euro coin.

Value of 2 Euro Commemorative Vatican Coin 2015

The value of the 2-euro commemorative coin Vatican 2015, commemorating the 8th World Meeting of Families, is €30.10.


2 Euro Vatican 2016 Coin- 200th anniversary of the Vatican Gendarmerie

2 Euro Vatican 2016 Coin- 200th anniversary of the Vatican Gendarmerie (Gendarmeria Vaticana)
2 Euro Commemorativi Vaticano 2016 Gendarmeria Vaticana

Let’s move on to another 2 Euro commemorative coin of the Vatican City State. Specifically, this coin commemorates the 200th anniversary of the Vatican Gendarmerie.

On the obverse is a Gendarme facing the dome of St Peter’s Basilica positioned to the left of the man. Around it are two inscriptions. At the top is the inscription “CORPO DELLA GENDARMERIA 1816 – 2016” while at the bottom is engraved “CITTA’ DEL VATICANO”.

On the right-hand side is the name of the author, while on the left-hand side are the mintmark and the engraver’s initials.

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

On the reverse side, as with the other 2-euro coins, there is a representation of Europe.

Value of 2 Euro Vatican City Coin 2016

The 2 euro commemorative coin Vatican 2016 minted in honour of the 200th anniversary of the Vatican Gendarmerie has a value of €29,10.


2 Euro Vatican City Coin 2016 -Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy

2 Euro Vatican City Coin 2016 -Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy ( Giubileo straordinario della Misericordia)
2 Euro Vatican City Coin 2016 -Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy

Another 2 Euro commemorative coin minted on the occasion of a religious event. In this case we are talking about the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy.

On the obverse of the 2016 Vatican 2 euro we see the depiction of St Martin of Tours on horseback who with his sword splits his cloak in two so that he can share it with a poor man kneeling at his feet.

Here, the design is surrounded by two inscriptions: ‘GIUBILEO DELLA MISERICORDIA’ and ‘CITTA’ DEL VATICANO’.

Then, the mint mark and the names of the author and engraver are displayed at the bottom of the coin, with the classic 12 five-pointed stars around it, symbolising the countries of the European Union.

The reverse side features the same face as the other 2-euro coins.

Value of 2 Euro Vatican Commemorative Coins 2016

The value of the 2 Euro Vatican 2016 coin commemorating the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy is €28.74.


2 Euro Vaticano 2017 Coin – 1950th Anniversary of the Martyrs of Saints Peter and Paul

2 Euro Vaticano 2017 Coin - 1950th Anniversary of the Martyrs of Saints Peter and Paul ( Martirio San Pietro e Paolo)
2 Euro Vaticano 2017 Coin – 1950th Anniversary of the Martyrs of Saints Peter and Paul

Here we come to a coin of incredible historical and religious importance. Specifically, this 2 Euro commemorative coin was minted to honour the 1950th anniversary of the martyrs of Saints Peter and Paul.

The obverse depicts the effigies of the two saints, Peter and Paul, accompanied by their symbols, the key and the sword. All around there are two inscriptions: “CITTA’ DEL VATICANO” at the top and “1950° DEL MARTIRIO DEI SANTI PIETRO E PAOLO” at the bottom.

On the right is the year of mintage, on the left the mintmark and at the bottom the names of the author and engraver.

As always, all around we can see the 12 five-pointed stars representing the European states.

The reverse side represents the common side of the other commemorative and 2-euro coins.

Value of 2 Euro Commemorative Vatican 2017 Coin

The 2 Euro Commemorative Vatican 2017 coin minted on the occasion of the 1950th anniversary of the martyrs of Saints Peter and Paul has a value of €29,96.


2 Euro Vaticano 2017 Coin – 100th Anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima

2 Euro Vaticano 2017 Coin - 100th Anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima (Madonna di Fatima)
2 Euro Vaticano 2017 Coin – 100th Anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima

Once again a coin commemorating a very important religious event. In particular we are talking about the 2 Euro coin commemorating the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima.

On the obverse we find the representation of the three shepherd children videoing the Virgin Mary with the Shrine of Fatima behind them. At the top in an arc we find the inscription “CITTA’ DEL VATICANO” with immediately below the dates 1917 and 2017. Immediately below the date 1917 is the inscription “FATIMA”.

Further down from this inscription is the mint symbol R. At the bottom of the coin we find to the left and right respectively the signatures of the author and the engraver.

Surrounding the coin are the 12 five-pointed stars representing the European countries, while the reverse features the same face as the other 2-euro coins.

Value of 2 Euro Commemorative Vatican 2017 Coins

The value of the 2 Euro Commemorative Vatican 2017 coin minted in honour of the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima is €28.23.


2 Euro Vatican 2018 Coin – European Year of Cultural Heritage

2 Euro Vatican 2018 Coin - European Year of Cultural Heritage (Patrimonio Culturale)
2 Euro Vatican 2018 Coin – European Year of Cultural Heritage

Let us now turn to a commemorative coin made for purely cultural purposes. Specifically, this 2 Euro coin was minted in honour of the European Year of Cultural Heritage.

On the Obverse of the Vatican 2 euro 2018 we note that the coin features the artwork “Group of the Lacoons” depicting the priest Lacoon and his sons fighting snakes, a sculpture kept in the Vatican Museums.

All around there is the inscription ‘ANNO EUROPEO DEL PATRIMONIO CULTURALE’ (European Year of Cultural Heritage), while at the bottom on two lines there is the inscription ‘Città del VATICANO’ (Vatican City) with Vatican written in capitals.

On the top right are the year of mintage and the mintmark, while the names of the engraver and the author are on the right and left.

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

The reverse features the usual representation of Europe common to all 2-euro coins.

Value of 2 Euro Vatican Commemorative Coins 2018

The Vatican 2018 2 Euro coin minted to commemorate the European Year of Cultural Heritage has a value of €27.56.


2 Euro Vatican 2018 Coin – 50th Anniversary of the Death of Padre Pio

2 Euro Vatican 2018 Coin - 50th Anniversary of the Death of Padre Pio (Padre Pio)
2 Euro Vatican 2018 Coin – 50th Anniversary of the Death of Padre Pio

Here we come to the penultimate coin in this collection. Specifically, this 2 Euro coin was minted to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the death of Padre Pio.

On the obverse, located in the centre, is the effigy of Padre Pio with the inscription “CITTA’ DEL VATICANO” at the top and the words “Padre Pio” in italics at the bottom.

To the left of the portrait is the date ‘1968’ and below it the signature of the author ‘P. Daniele’. To the right is the year ‘2018’ and below that the engraver’s initials ‘VDS INC.’ with the mintmark immediately below.

All around are the 12 five-pointed stars representing the European countries, while the reverse side is again the usual face of all 2-euro coins.

Value of 2 Euro Vatican Commemorative Coins 2018

The value of the 2 Euro Commemorative coin Vatican 2018, minted in honour of the 50th anniversary of the death of Padre Pio, is €27.81.


2 Euro Vatican 2019 Coin – 90th anniversary of the establishment of the Vatican City State

2 Euro Vatican 2019 Coin - 90th anniversary of the establishment of the Vatican City State
2 Euro Vatican 2019 Coin – 90th anniversary of the establishment of the Vatican City State

Finally, the latest 2-euro commemorative coin Vatican was minted in honour of the 90th anniversary of the establishment of the Vatican City State.

Lookin at the obverse, it depicts the effigy of Pope Pius XI facing left with the Lateran Palace and the famous obelisk behind him. The upper part of the coin bears the inscription “STATE OF THE VATICAN CITY” while the lower part bears the dates “1929” and “2019”.

The author’s signature ‘FUSCO’ is at the bottom, and the mintmark R at the right.

Around it, as always, are the 12 five-pointed stars representing the European countries and on the reverse side is the same face as the other 2-euro coins.

Value of 2 Euro Vatican City 2019 Coin

The value of this latest 2 Euro Commemorative Vatican 2019 coin, minted in honour of the 90th anniversary of the establishment of the Vatican City State, is €27.81.


2 Euro Vatican 2019 Coin – Sistine Chapel Restoration

2 Euro Vatican 2019 Commemorative Coin Restoration of Cappella Sistina
2 Euro Vatican 2019 Commemorative Coin Restoration of Cappella Sistina

Also in 2019, the 2 Euro Commemorative Coin Vatican 2019 Sistine Chapel. Coin issued to mark the end of restoration work that began in 1994. Coin issued on 1/10/2019.

In the centre of the obverse face are Christ the Judge and Mary, a detail found in Michelangelo’s “Last Judgement” fresco in the Sistine Chapel. On the left is the inscription CITTÀ DEL VATICANO, on the right CAPPELLA SISTINA – FINE DEI RESTAURI. Also on the right are the dates 1994 – 2019 and the Mint of Rome symbol R.

At the bottom the signatures of the authors of the drawing and engraving D. LONGO INC. A.M. (Daniela Longo and Annalisa Masini). The outer ring of the coin depicts the stars of the European Union in a circle.

The obverse corresponds to the Value Side of the coin, the one with the 2 euro value. (Common side)

Author: Daniela Longo.
Engraveri: Annalisa Masini

Value of 2 Euro Vatican City 2019 Coin – Cappella Sistina

  • The value of this 2 Euro Commemorative Vatican 2019 coin, minted to honour the end of restoration work on the Sistine Chapel, is €27.

2 Euro Vatican 2020 Coin – 100th Anniversary of Pope John Paul II

2 Euro Vatican 2020 Commemorative Coin Giovanni Paolo II
2 Euro Vatican 2020 Commemorative Coin Giovanni Paolo II

These 2 Euro Commemorative Vatican 2020 coins are dedicated to the 100th Anniversary of Pope John Paul II. Karol Józef Wojtyla was born in 1920, became Pope on 16 October 1978, and remained Pope until 2 April 2005. Issued on 23/06/2020.

The coin’s obverse depicts the portrait of Pope Wojtyla on the right with the dates 1920 2020, the mint mark R and the inscription PAPA JOHN PAUL II. On the left is Poland’s Wadowice Basilica under the depiction of the eclipse of the moon within the star of the Virgin Mary. The eclipse is in fact a phenomenon that occurred on both the day of his birth and the day of his death, which is why it has become a symbol of this beloved Pope.

The coin’s upper left-hand corner is engraved . At the bottom is a laurel branch and the inscription CITTÀ DEL VATICANO. In the nickel ring of the coin are the 12 European stars distributed in a circle.

The Common Face is on the reverse of the coin and shows the value of the 2 euro.

Author: G. Titotto
Engraver: Maria Angela Cassol

Value of 2 Euro Vatican 2020 Coin – Giovanni Paolo II

  • The 2 Euro Commemorative Vatican 2020, dedicated to the 100th Anniversary of the birth of John Paul II, is worth €35.

2 Euro Vatican 2020 Coin – 500 Years since the Death of Raffaello Sanzio

2 Euro Vatican 2020 Coin - 500 Years since the Death of Raffaello Sanzio
2 Euro Vatican 2020 Coin – 500 Years since the Death of Raffaello Sanzio

Also in 2020, the 2 Euro Commemorative Coin Vatican 2020 is minted for the 500th anniversary of the death of Raphael Sanzio, the famous Renaissance painter. Coin issued on 16/10/2020.

On the obverse side, on the left, is the self-portrait of Raphael himself, a portrait found in his fresco The School of Athens from around 1510, located in the Stanza della Segnatura in the Vatican Museums. On the right, in a semicircle, is the inscription RAFFAELLO SANZIO, underneath the dates 1520 and 2020, and a detail of the two winged cherubs from his work La Madonna Sistina.

Beneath the two angels is the inscription CITTÀ DEL VATICANO, the mintmark R and the signatures of the authors D. Longo and SP INC. The outer ring depicts the 12 stars of Europe.

The obverse is the common face, the same for all 2-euro coins.

Author: Daniela Longo.
Engraver: Silvia Petrassi

Value of 2 Euro Vatican City 2020 Coin with Raffaello Sanzio

  • The 2 Euro Commemorative Vatican 2020, dedicated to the 500th anniversary of the death of Raphael Sanzio, is worth €33.

2 Euro Vatican 2021 Coin – 450 Years since the birth of Caravaggio

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2 Euro Vatican 2021 Coin – 700 years since the death of Dante Alighieri

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Table with the Value of all 2 Euro Commemorative Vatican Coins

Commemorative coins of the Vatican State are all classified as rare coins, their value ranges from 27€ to 210€.

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The table below shows the print runs and the value year by year.


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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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