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The Most Expensive 2 Euro Coins and Their Low-Cost Version

By spyke on the

Some weeks ago we were telling you here how the low numbers on the mint of the new 2 euro coins from Spain that commemorate the 50th birthday of the King Felipe and the one of the inclusion of Santiago de Compostela in the UNESCO World Heritage list made them to achieve high prices and might make them hard to obtain in the future.

list of the 2 euro most expensive coins and their low cost version

This week we bring you a new curiosity, a list of some of the most expensive coins along with their similar low-cost version. With low-cost version we mean those that can be purchased at a much lower price just because they are from a different year or a different mint, keeping the same design as the expensive version.

WARNING! It is very important to take into account the details here, these coins are not the exact same coin, that’s why they don’t have the same value, small details will define the value of the coin. If you got questions about coins valuation you can ask our community here, in our forum for coin collectors.

2 Euro Coin from Finland 2006

The first coin we are going to talk about is the 2 Euro coin from Finland minted in 2006. This coin was minted with a partial error in the map that included the new map that will be used after 2007. 55.000 where minted and the value of the erroneous coin it’s about 90 euros. Here you have its details:

  • Country: Finland
  • Year: 2006
  • Facial Value: 2 euros
  • Mintage: 55.000
  • Reason for a high price: Partial ERROR in the minted map.
  • Price: ~91 Euros

Low-Cost Version:

  • Difference: No error version.

Luckily for all of us the regular coin can be obtained at a much more lower price here:

2 Euro
2 Euro
Available: 2
From: 3.00 €
Buy this coin

2 Euro Coin from Greece 2006

The 2 Euro coin from Greece, depending on the year has very different prices. Specifically the coin from 2007 is very expensive, since it can reach up to around 80 euros. Just to mention other examples of this same coin, the cost of the one from 2004 is around 74 euros and the one from 2011 is around 50 euros. All this is due to the fact that the number of the coins minted during those years was much lower than the others. Here you have the details of the most expensive one:

  • Country: Grece
  • Year: 2007
  • Facial Value: 2 euros
  • Mintage: 25.000
  • Reason for a high price: Low mintage in some years (2007 in this case)
  • Price: ~77 Euros

Low-Cost Version:

  • Difference: Mintage year.

Again there is a much cheaper version with the same design, we only need to change the mintage year to 2002. Here you have a few for those of you that are interested:

2 Euro Coin from Slovenia 2011

The 2 Euro standard circulation coin from Slovenia, has a similar situation than the one from Greece, now with the one from 2011, that might reach around 55 euros. This is due to the fact that this coins, in 2011, where only made in low quantities and only distributed in the form of sets, therefore the price is much higher. Here is the info of this coin:

  • Country: Slovenia
  • Year: 2011
  • Facial Value: 2 euros
  • Mintage: Not Available
  • Reason for a high price: Low mintage in 2011 and some other years.
  • Price: ~55 Euros

Low-Cost Version:

  • Difference: Mintage year.

And here you have its low cost version with the same design, only changing the minting year to 2007. Take advantage and buy it now before the sellers run out of them!

2 Euro
2 Euro
Available: 3
From: 4.00 €
Buy this coin

2 Euro Coin from San Marino 2003

The coins from San Marino are famous because they are not precisely cheap, but their price might vary a lot depending on the year, since, as in the previous coin, some years this coin was only minted in low quantities and in sets. Specially the coin of 2003 is being sold around 90  Euros, while the ones from 2004 and 2006 are sold around 89 and 49 euros respectively.

  • Country: San Marino
  • Year: 2003
  • Facial Value: 2 euros
  • Mintage: 70.000
  • Reason for a high price: Low mintage in 2003 and some other years (only through sets).
  • Price: ~90 Euros

Low-Cost Version:

  • Difference: Mintage year.

In this case it is not a very cheap coin compare to its face value, however if you compare it to the previous one instead you can get a San Marino coin for not a bad price. The only difference with the previous one is the year, since the design is the same. Here you have it:

2 Euro Coin from The Vatican 2006

Coins from the Vatican City have a similar problem than the previous ones, the price is never very cheap, but in a similar way we can save some euros if we select properly the year. Specially the version from 2006 is a coin that costs more than a 100 euros, and in the same way, the ones from the following years: 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010, have a price of 100, 61, 70 and 54 euros respectively. This is the info of the most expensive one among them:

  • Country: Vatican City
  • Year: 2006
  • Facial Value: 2 euros
  • Mintage: 85.000 and 16.000 in Proof
  • Reason for a high price: Low mintage in 2006 and some other years (only through sets).
  • Price: ~90 Euros

Low-Cost Version:

  • Difference: Mintage year.

However the coin from year 2013, even though it has the same design it can be purchased at a much lower price:

2 Euro Coin from France 2008

Usually the two euro coin from France is not a very pricy coin, however this standard circulating coin was only minted in the year 2008 in the form of coin sets, therefore leading to be highly valued, being sold around 36 euros. Here you have its details:

  • Country: France
  • Year: 2008
  • Facial Value: 2 euros
  • Mintage: 60.000
  • Reason for a high price: Low mintage in 2008 (only through sets).
  • Price: ~36 Euros

Low-Cost Version:

  • Difference: Mintage year.

Again, if we consider, for example, the version from 2001 we can obtain it at a much lower price:

Do you know any other coin in the same situation? Did you ever get any bargain like this? Leave your comment and help us discover it!