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

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)

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