Some commemorative coins end up being worth much more than they actually were at the beginning. Sometimes because they are unusual examples, or others because of errors in their minting that make them unique in the world. This type of currency can cost thousands of euros in numismatic auctions and this is precisely what has happened with a 2-euro coin.
In the first quarter of 2009, a new commemorative coin was issued for the tenth anniversary of the Economic and Monetary Union (UEM) in up to 16 different European countries, according to the Fábrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre (FNMT). Specifically, 16 different copies were designed and each state distributed a different volume, in the case of Spain there were 8 million.
In this case, the design was chosen by popular vote over the Internet among the citizens of the European Union through Internet voting and is an intentionally primitive drawing by George Stamatopoulos, a sculptor at the Central Bank of Greece. However, now this coin has been put on the radar for many fans of the numismatic sector, since its price has increased due to the sculptor’s design.
The price of the €2 coin in online auctions
Specifically, we must take note of the drawing, since it is a type of coin that can go unnoticed in the purse. The winning design shows a stylized human figure with the arm extended by the symbol of the euro that represents the commercial exchanges throughout history.
2 euro commemorative coin 10th anniversary of the Economic and Monetary Union (UEM) National Currency and Stamp Factory (FNMT)
This piece, depending on the country in which it was minted, has a higher or lower price. Right now, on eBay it can be found for between 250 and 3,000 euros. A private seller points out that his copy, specifically published by France, has a minting error, for which reason he raises its price to 250 euros. While the one from Spain is sold for a value of 1,500 euros and one from the Netherlands is auctioned for up to 3,000 euros.