Euro Starter Kits - Vatican

Vatican

The smallest independent nation in the world, on 1 March 2002 issued 1,000 starter kits. It was the only nation to issue starter kits well after the eurochangeover, thus, these starter kits are collectible items. Each kit consisted of eight coins, one coin of each denomination (€0,01 – €2,00), thereby, having a face value of €3,88 and all depict the now late pope, John Paul II. Although these packs were available for free, nowadays, their price on commercial websites is significant. With only 1,000 issues, this is the rarest starter kit.

In 2008, surprisingly, the Vatican City released 6,400 'starter kits', however, this time the coins featured Benedict XVI. Each kit contains eight coins, again a coin of each denomination, and was given to the inhabitants and employees of the Vatican for free.

Vatican Starter Kit Content
Starter Kit €2.00 €1.00 €0.50 €0.20 €0.10 €0.05 €0.02 € 0.01 Face Value Issue Date Quantity
Vatican Starter Kit 2002 1 coin
1 coin
1 coin
1 coin
1 coin
1 coin
1 coin
1 coin
€3,88 01.03.2001 1,000
Vatican Starter Kit 2008 1 coin
1 coin
1 coin
1 coin
1 coin
1 coin
1 coin
1 coin
€3,88 unknown.2008 6,400


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