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Encyclopedia > Vatican lira

The Vatican lira (plural lire) was the official unit of the Vatican City State. Vatican City. It was on par to the Italian lira on the terms on the concordat with Italy. Italian lira notes and coins were legal tender throughout the Vatican City State. Specific Vatican coins were minted in Rome, being legal tender also in Italy and San Marino.

The Vatican City state has switched to the euro like Italy. As with old vatican lira coins, the Vatican City has its own set of euro coins. The euro (EUR or €) is the currency of 12 European Union (EU) member states - Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, and Spain - four European microstates - Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican City - Montenegro and Kosovo, as well as various EU institutions. ...

Pre-euro and other EU currencies EU Flag
Eurozone Austrian schilling | Belgian franc | Dutch gulden | Finnish markka | French franc | German mark | Greek drachma | Irish pound | Italian lira | Luxembourg franc | Portuguese escudo | San Marinese lira | Spanish peseta | Vatican lira
ERM Cypriot pound | Danish krone | Estonian kroon | Latvian lat | Lithuanian litas | Maltese lira | Slovak koruna | Slovenian tolar
Other EU British pound | Czech koruna | Hungarian forint | Polish złoty | Swedish krona



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