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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.

SOURCE
The Universe

LINKS
The Vatican Euro (Vatican website)
Vatican Euro Coin Sets
Vatican Euro delayed by Italian production problems (4/1/02)
e to grace Vatican euro coins (CNN 2/1/02)


4 Aug 2003