2 Euro - Albert II Foundation of the Fortress

2 Euro - Albert II (Foundation of the Fortress) - obverse2 Euro - Albert II (Foundation of the Fortress) - reverse

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Issuer Monaco
Prince Albert II (2005-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2015
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# 77312
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References Gad# MC207,
Francesco Pastrone; 2021. Monnaies francaises, 1789-2021 (25th edition). Éditions Victor Gadoury, Monaco.
KM# 204
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.

Commemorative issue

800th Anniversary of the Construction of the first Castle on the Rock


The design shows a tower on the top of the rock. At the top the name of the issuing country ‘MONACO’ flanked by the Paris mint mark and the mint master mark. At the bottom, the inscription ‘FONDATION DE LA FORTERESSE’ (Foundation of the fortress), flanked by the years ‘1215’ and ‘2015’. The coin’s outer ring bears the 12 stars of the European Union.

Script: Latin


Designer: Robert Prat


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.


Reeded with inscription

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


Monnaie de Paris, Pessac, France (1973-date)
Mintmark of Monnaie de Paris


workshop floret Yves Sampo, Head of the engraving department, Monnaie de Paris (2011-2020)

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
2015  workshop floret 10 000 $ 1100 Proof

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Past sales

Pictures Sale Date Grade Price
Picture 1 of a sold 2 Euro - Albert II (Foundation of the Fortress)
Auktionshaus Felzmann
Auction 170
Lot 1487
Internet Archive
Dec 1, 2020 UNC USD 1981.34
(EUR 1848.00)
Picture 1 of a sold 2 Euro - Albert II (Foundation of the Fortress)
Auktionshaus Felzmann
Auction 175
Lot 796
Internet Archive
Jun 28, 2022 USD 2358.74
(EUR 2200.00)
(+ buyer's premium)

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