2 Euro - Benedictus XVI Year for Priests

2 Euro - Benedictus XVI (Year for Priests) - obverse2 Euro - Benedictus XVI (Year for Priests) - reverse

Obverse © CGB – Reverse © Mike Bentley (CC BY-NC)


Issuer Vatican City
Pope Benedict XVI (2005-2013)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2010
Value 2 Euro
2 EUR = USD 2.14
Currency Euro (2002-date)
Composition Bimetallic: nickel brass clad nickel centre in copper-nickel ring
Weight 8.5 g
Diameter 25.75 mm
Thickness 2.2 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 15840
References KM# 420,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States.
And 5 more volumes.
Schön# 413
Gerhard Schön; 2022. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Commemorative issue

Year for Priests


The coin commemorates the Year for Priests, proclaimed by Pope Benedict XVI to run from of 19 June 2009 to 19 June 2010, that was concluded with an international gathering of priests attended by the pope. The coin features a shepherd pulling a lamb from a lion’s mouth. The coin’s outer ring bears the 12 stars of the European Union.

Script: Latin


Year for Priests
City State of Vatican 2010

Engraver: Guido Veroi Read more on Wikipedia

Guido Veroi, born in Rome on 16 November 1926 and died in the same city on 16 January 2013, was a sculptor, medalist, mosaic and glass master from Italy.


A map, next to the face value, shows the European continent without borders.

Script: Latin

Lettering: 2 EURO LL

Engraver: Luc Luycx Read more on Wikipedia

Luc Luycx is the designer of the common side of the euro coins. Luycx is a computer engineer, and medallist living in Dendermonde, Belgium, and has worked for the Royal Belgian Mint for 15 years. He designed the euro coins in 1996.


Finely ribbed with edge lettering: six times the sequence "2 * " alternately upright and inverted

Lettering: 2 * 2 * 2 * 2 * 2 * 2 *

2 Euro - Benedictus XVI (Year for Priests) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley (CC BY-NC)


R Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato, Rome, Italy (1911-date)


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Picture 1 of a sold 2 Euro - Benedictus XVI (Year for Priests)Picture 1 of a sold 2 Euro - Benedictus XVI (Year for Priests)Picture 1 of a sold 2 Euro - Benedictus XVI (Year for Priests)
Auction 82
Lot 2452
Internet Archive
13 May 2023 UNC USD 26.73
(EUR 25.00)
(+ buyer's premium)

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