Vatican euros worth a mint
The special version of the euro issued by the Vatican is proving a huge hit with collectors and faithful alike.
A specially-minted proof set of the eight coins issued last year by the Holy See now has a total face value of 3.88 euros, but sells for up to 2,000 euros.
The Vatican mints just 670,000 euros a year and issues only 65,000 prepackaged sets of uncirculated coins.
The Vatican Euro (Vatican website)
Vatican Euro Coin Sets
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e to grace Vatican euro coins (CNN 2/1/02)
4 Aug 2003