Never before so many coins in our country, yet there is a shortage of 2 euro coins: how is that possible?

“More and more stores are complaining that they do not have enough 2 euro coins.” That is what trade organization Comeos claims. National mint master Giovanni Van de Velde (34) is surprised: “There are 433 million 2 euro coins in circulation. There have never been more than now.” A mystery, then. And one with an answer that may not surprise you.