Check Your Wallet: This 2 Euro Coin Could Be Worth Thousands of Dollars

Written by Henrik Rothen

Feb.19 - 2024 10:21 AM CET

This 2 Euro Coin Could Be Worth Thousands of Dollars.

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If you've recently been on a vacation in Europe, it might be time to rummage through your wallet for any leftover Euro coins. Among them, a particular 2 Euro coin could potentially be worth thousands of dollars.

Not every 2 Euro coin holds its face value. But how is that possible? On special occasions, national central banks within the Eurozone issue commemorative coins in limited editions, which can become extremely valuable over time.

For instance, in 2007, Monaco minted 20,001 two Euro coins featuring the image of Princess Grace Kelly in honor of the 25th anniversary of her death. 20,000 of these coins were released into circulation over seven years, while one was gifted to her son, Prince Albert II.

This commemorative series produced the fewest coins ever, further increasing the value of these Monaco coins. Even between 2007 and 2014, when they were still being produced, they were sold for an average price of 120 Euros. Today, their value has skyrocketed - up to 4.000 Euros ($4.310).

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Described as the "rarest coin in the collecting area!" the renowned coin mail-order company Reppa advertises this collector's item, which is sold there for a price of 5,399.

Another two Euro series from Monaco also achieves an extraordinary value. This series, minted in 2015 in honor of the construction of the Monaco castle on the rock, is sold for 1,500 Euros due to its limited edition.

A 2 Euro Coin's Value Can Surge Due to Minting Errors

Moreover, a 2 Euro coin from Lithuania from the year 2021 holds exceptional value, not because of a limited series, but due to a minting error. Out of the 500,000 specimens in circulation, 500 exhibit an edge error, making them highly sought after in collector circles for around 3,000 Euros.

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