The main sources of income of the Vatican are tourism and donations from Catholics . Most Italians work in the Vatican. Vatican citizens mainly serve the church. Revenues (according to 2003 data ) amounted to 252 million US dollars , expenses - 264 million. The budget of the Vatican is 310 million US dollars .
Souvenir shop on the roof of St. Peter's Basilica
The Vatican has been part of the eurozone since 1999 . Like any other state that is officially part of the eurozone, the Vatican has its own coin obverse design: it depicts a portrait of the ruling (at the time of minting) pope .
Coins of the Vatican ( 2006 series, with Benedict XVI ):
Due to the small circulations (compared with the circulations of coins of other countries of the Eurozone), Vatican euro coins are very appreciated by collectors who are willing to pay substantially more money for them than their face value.