This listing is for one uncirculated:
POPE JOHN PAUL II
1999 100 LIRE COPPER-NICKEL COMMEMORATIVE COIN UNCIRCULATED
Own this highly collectible Vatican coin of religious significance!!!!
Under Pope John Paul II, the Vatican created new, innovative and impressive coin designs every year. 1999 was no exception. The 1999 year of mintage commemorates the 70th Anniversary of the Vatican City.
One side of this beautiful Vatican copper-nickel coin shows Pope John Paul II in profile facing right and is inscribed: “JOANNES PAVLVS II P.M. AN. XXI MCMXCIX.” “AN. XXI” refers to the 21st year of the Papacy of Pope John Paul II and the rest of the Roman numerals indicate the year of mintage, 1999.
The other side of the coin shows a scene depicting children of the world gathered in peace. The theme is The Right to Peace. This side is inscribed: “CITTA DEL VATICANO L. 100.” On the right side, near the “O” in “VATICANO” is the mint mark “R,” signifying that this coin was minted in Rome.
This coin was legal tender prior to the institution of the Euro. It has a diameter of 22 mm and is slightly larger in diameter but slightly less thick than a USA Nickel.
Beautiful edge has alternating reeded and smooth segments.
Honor the memory of this great Pope, known as the Apostle of Peace, by proudly owning this hard to find coin minted in 1999.
This remarkable, beautiful, inspirational, and unique copper-nickel coin simultaneously:
1- honors Pope John Paul The Great
2- commemorates the 70th Anniversary of the Vatican City
3- commemorates the great Papacy of Pope John Paul II who helped bring an end to Communism and visited more countries than any other Pope
4- inspires us with the Christian virtues of family values and the sanctity of life.
This Vatican coin makes an inspirational collectible gift for yourself or someone you know.
PHOTOS ENLARGED TO SHOW DETAILS.
THERE MAY BE SOME DISCLORATION, TONING AND/OR SPOTTING.
COIN MAY HAVE SUPERFICIAL NICKS AND SCRATCHES.
COIN YOU RECEIVE MAY DIFFER FROM THAT SHOWN IN PHOTO BUT WILL BE IN SAME GENERAL CONDITION.
The Vatican switched to the euro after the year 2000. Unless the Vatican mints a special euro – as the Dutch have – there will be no more Vatican only coins. These coins are in uncirculated condition. Since the passing of the Holy Father Pope John Paul II, these coins have become extremely hard to acquire.
Own or gift this beautiful Vatican collectible coin as a tribute to and celebration of a great and beloved pope —Pope John Paul II, The Apostle of Peace.
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