Although payment by card and mobile devices has grown significantly in recent years, cash continues to be the payment method most used by Spaniards, according to the ‘Study on habits in the use of cash in 2022’ recently published by the Bank of Spain. If you also usually pay in cash, surely you have some 1 euro coins. Well, now is the time for you to check them all, because there is one for which collectors are willing to pay 400 euros.
It is a 1 euro coin that was minted in 2007 in Monaco. The silhouette of Prince Albert II appears on it, so it is very easy to recognize. But why is it worth so much on pages specialized in numismatics? There are several factors that explain it.
Due to a minting error, it is a completely smooth coin, without any markings on both sides. This made it quickly withdrawn from circulation, only about 2,000 units saw the light. To this day, you can hardly find copies in circulation. However, for a collector to pay 400 euros for this coin, it is essential that it be in perfect condition.
The most valuable 1 euro coins
The 1 euro coin from Monaco from the year 2007 It is the most valuable of all. It is difficult for you to have it in your wallet or at home, but it may have passed through your hands and you did not realize it, so check them all just in case. In addition to this, there are other 1 euro coins that can make you earn a lot of money:
1 euro from Portugal of 2008: This coin was minted in Portugal in 2008. There are very few copies left, since it was withdrawn shortly after entering circulation. The reason is that, due to an editing error, Romania and Bulgaria are missing from the map of the European Union, two countries that joined in 2007. It has a value of 115 euros.
Monaco 1 euro from 2009: for this coin you can earn approximately 100 euros. The value is due to the fact that very few units were manufactured, so finding it is not an easy task. It has engraved the face of Alberto II.
2002 Vatican 1 euro: In an Internet auction, you can pocket up to 90 euros for this coin if it is in good condition. There are very few copies, and it has historical value, since the face of John Paul II appears on the reverse.
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