Monaco Euro Coins



Monaco was one of the founding members of the Euro Zone.It started issuing coins in 2001. Some basic facts relating to Monaco.




Monaco is one of the three states (the others are San Marino and the Vatican) that ,although not members of the European Union, nevertheless issue their own Euro Coins. Of the initial members of the Euro zone it is the only one that commenced minting in 2001.

Monaco has issued some wonderful coins and is a good niche collection area for those who are financially secure. It is, with the Vatican, a member of the Euro zone many of whose coins are beyond the reach of most collectors.

It has the distinction of having issued the most expensive Euro coin to date - the 2007 Two Euro Commemorative of Grace Kelly, currently costing well over € 1.000.


Normal Currency Coins.



Monaco has two mint series. One running from 2001 until 2005, the other from 2006 up to the present.

The change in mint series was occasioned by the death of the Prince of Monaco, Rainer III in 2005.


1st Series:

  • 1cent,2cent and 5 cent - Coat of arms of royal family Grimaldi.
  • 10 cent, 20 cent and 50 cent - Seal of the Prince.
  • 1 Euro - Effigies of Prince Rainer III(left) and Prince Albert (right).
  • 2 Euro - Effigy of Prince Rainer III.


2nd Series:

  • 1cent,2cent and 5 cent - Coat of arms of royal family Grimaldi. The design is different from the first series - somehow more compact and not with such clean cut lines. Also the name "Monaco" and the date now appear within the inner circle.
  • 10 cent, 20 cent and 50 cent - The crowned monogram of Prince Albert II.
  • 1 Euro - Effigy of Prince Albert II of Monaco.
  • 2 Euro - Effigy of Prince Albert II of Monaco.




Old Series

New Series




1 cent - Coat of arms of the royal family Grimaldi (1st design)



1 cent - Coat of arms of the royal family Grimaldi (2nd design)



2 cent - Coat of arms of the royal family Grimaldi (1st design)



2 cent - Coat of arms of the royal family Grimaldi (2nd design)



5 cent - Coat of arms of the royal family Grimaldi (1st design)



5 cent - Coat of arms of the royal family Grimaldi (2nd design)



10 cent - Seal of the Prince



10 cent - The crowned monogram of Prince Albert II



20 cent - Seal of the Prince



20 cent - The crowned monogram of Prince Albert II



50 cent - Seal of the Prince



50 cent - The crowned monogram of Prince Albert II



1 Euro - Effigies of Prince Rainer III (left) and Prince Albert (right)



1 Euro - Effigy of Prince Albert II of Monaco



2 Euro - Effigy of Prince Rainer III



2 Euro - Effigy of Prince Albert II



















































Two Euro Coin Rim

Around the rim of the two Euro Coin appear 2s alternating with "**", every 2 being inverted with respect to the preceding and following 2.






Monaco Commemorative Two Euro Coins.


Monaco has only issued two commemorative coins, the first of which is however, the most valuable Two Euro Commemorative issued to date with a market value of around €1.500



2007 -25th anniversary of the death of Princess Grace of Monaco.




Date of issue   : 12.07.2007

Issuing Volume : 20,001


2011 - Wedding of Prince Albert II and Charlene Wittstock.




Date of issue   : 02.07.2011

Issuing Volume : 148,000


2012 - Depicted is Lucien I. Commemorated is 500 years of Monaco sovereignty.



Date of issue   : 01.07.2012

Issuing Volume : 100,000


2013 - 20 years membership of the United Nations.




Date of issue   : 17.06.2013

Issuing Volume : 1.249.131




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