This listing is for one uncirculated:
POPE BENEDICT XVI
PAPAL COAT OF ARMS
2005 SIERRA LEONE LEGAL TENDER $1 COPPER- NICKEL COMMEMORATIVE COIN UNCIRCULATED
Own this beautiful highly collectible Pope Benedict XVI Tribute coin!!!!!!!!
This coin (38.60 mm in diameter) is much larger than both USA quarter (24.26 mm in diameter) and USA half dollar (30.61 mm in diameter).
On the 19th of April 2005, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger of Bavaria, stepped out onto the Vatican balcony to address the pilgrims beneath as Pope Benedict XVI. The 265th pontiff, the first German pontiff in 1,000 years, described himself to the crowds that were amassed in the square as “a simple, humble worker in the Lord’s vineyard”.
In 2005 The Bank of Sierra Leone was delighted to honour the new Pope with this exceptional beautiful coin.
To celebrate the first official visit of Pope Benedict XVI to his home land of Germany on the occasion of World Youth Day in Cologne in 2005, The Bank of Sierra Leone issued this impressive coin. The Catholic Church in Sierra Leone has approximately 150,000 members and has played a great part in the charitable work that has been desperately needed since peace spread through the country, a peace that Pope John Paul II helped to bring about by personally appealing to the rebels to cease their activities.
The design on this superb coin depicts Pope Benedict XVI in front of Köln Cathedral with an image of His Papal Coat of Arms. The wording ‘Pontifex Maximus Benedictus XVI – Köln – August 2005’ is in the surround and the value is shown at the base of the design.
Each coin carries the Coat of Arms of Sierra Leone on the back and is crafted of Copper- Nickel.
This coin is 38.60 mm in diameter and weighs 28.28 gms.
This coin is much larger than both USA quarter (24.26 mm in diameter) and USA half dollar (30.61 mm in diameter).
Own this wonderful issue as a celebration of the leadership of His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI at World Youth Day in Cologne 2005, where hundreds of Catholic youth from different cultures gathered to share together out of love for Jesus Christ.
This Pope Benedict XVI Coin makes a great collectible gift for yourself or someone you know!
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THERE MAY BE SOME DISCLORATION, TONING AND/OR SPOTTING.
COIN MAY HAVE SUPERFICIAL NICKS, SCRATCHES, WEAR OF FINISH AND STACKING MARKS FROM THE MINT.
COIN YOU RECEIVE MAY DIFFER FROM THAT SHOWN IN PHOTO BUT WILL BE IN SAME GENERAL CONDITION.
Own this wonderful issue as a celebration of the election of His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI! This coin makes a wonderful collectible gift for yourself or someone you know.
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