Coins are worth much less than banknotes, as they have a lower monetary value, but there are instances when coins have a higher value, far from the amount printed on them. These are rare coins, considered rare because they circulate in very small numbers or because they were minted with an error, which greatly increases their value.
In Europe, for example, there are 2 euro coins that can be worth up to thousands of euros and that we might have in our wallets without even knowing it! Take a look at the back of the coins to make sure you’re not giving away one much rarer than you think!
This coin celebrates the date of the first elections in Malta , which took place in 1849; it is invaluable to the people of the country, but it is rare because only 430,000 coins have been put into circulation. That is why its value is estimated at around 20 euros.
This coin celebrates the anniversary of Economic and Monetary Union . Several were created to celebrate the same occasion and the value of the coin depends on its edition and its year: approximately, the value of this coin varies from 60 to 140 euros.
This coin celebrates the Treaty of Rome , the Treaty establishing the European Economic Community, 50 years after it was signed. About 40,000 coins were minted and the value of each of them is around 40 euros.
This piece depicts the prehistoric cruciform sculpture found in the Cypriot town of Pomos. It most likely represents a female symbol of fertility. A few years ago, 90,000 coins were put into circulation, and its value reached 200 euros.
#5. San Marino
This coin represents the half-bust of Bartolomeo Borghesi , famous numismatist (expert in coins and their history). Each of his pieces is rare and worth around 190 euros.
It is one of the most valuable coins. The piece in question represents the famous Grace Kelly , who became a princess in 1956 after her marriage to Rainier III of Monaco. Finding it means having in your hands a coin of a much greater value than that printed on its face: at auction, it can even bring 3,000 euros.
#7. Vatican City
This coin commemorates the Youth Days held in Cologne in 2005. It was minted in 100,000 copies and is worth around 300 euros.
Now you know it’s worth taking a look at the back of 2 euro coins to see if you have a rare coin in your hands that could be worth a lot bigger than you think!
source used: cornerflower