Monaco Coins

Monaco started using the Euro on January 1st 2002 along side 11 other Eurozone members. However, the first sets of coins were minted, as preparation, in 2001.

All the coins are inscribed with the word “Monaco” and the twelve stars of Europe. According to the European Central Bank (ECB) there are currently two series of Monaco coins in circulation.

Monaco euro coin designs

  • €2 coin, HSH Prince Rainier III designed by Pierre Rodier
  • €1 coin, a double portrait of HSH Prince Rainier III and HSH Hereditary Prince Albert designed by Henri Thiebaud
  • 10, 20 and 50-cent coins, the Prince’s seal designed by Robert B. Baron
  • 1, 2 and 5-cent coins, the coat of arms of the Sovereign Princes of Monaco designed by Robert Cochet

Monaco coin series

The first series depicts, on the €2 coin, HSH Prince Rainier III. A double portrait of HSH Prince Rainier III and HSH Hereditary Prince Albert appears on the €1 coin. The 10, 20 and 50-cent coins depict the Prince’s seal. The coat of arms of the Sovereign Princes of Monaco is shown on the 1, 2 and 5-cent coins.

The second series shows, on the €2 and €1 coins, a portrait of HSH Prince Albert II. HSH Prince Albert’s monogram is depicted on the 10, 20 and 50-cent coins. The coat of arms of the Sovereign Princes of Monaco is the main feature of the design on the 1, 2 and 5-cent coins.

€2 Euro – first series€2 Euro – second series
2 Euro coin
2 Euro - second series
€1 Euro – first series€1 Euro – second series
1 Euro coin
1 Euro coin
50 Cent – first series50 Cent – second series
50 Cent coin
50 Cent coin
20 Cent – first series20 Cent – second series
20 Cent coin
20 Cent coin
10 Cent – first series10 Cent – second series
10 Cent coin
10 Cent coin
5 Cent – first series5 Cent – second series
5 Cent coin
5 Cent coin
2 Cent – first series2 Cent – second series
2 Cent coin
2 Cent coin
1 Cent – first series1 Cent – second series
1 Cent coin
1 Cent coin

Images and information is courtesy of the European Central Bank (ECB)