This listing is for one uncirculated:
POPE JOHN PAUL II
CHRIST AMONG THE POOR
1999 200 LIRE BRASS 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.
This coin was minted by the Vatican in honor of both Pope John Paul II and Jesus Christ, who witnessed and commanded concern for the poor. Pope John Paul II was known for following Jesus Christ’s example by his valiant and tireless pastoral love for people, especially the poor -even when he could barely walk, speak or appear outwardly beautiful.
Front of coin shows beautiful profile of Pope John Paul II facing right and is inscribed “JOANNES PAVLVS II P.M. ANXXI MCMXCIX.” “JOANNES PAVLVS” is Latin for John Paul. “P.M.” stands for Pontificus Maximus which means Pope in Latin. Next, the year is indicated using Roman numerals as both the twenty-first year of Pope John Paul II’s Papacy and as 1999.
The reverse shows Jesus Christ with his halo amongst the poor and is inscribed “CITTA DEL VATICANO L.200” which indicates that this is a Vatican Coin in the denomination of 200 Lire. On the right middle is the mintage mark, “R,” signifying that this coin was minted in Rome.
This shiny brass coin measures about 7/8 inch diameter, the size of a USA Quarter.
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 brass coin simultaneously:
1- honors Pope John Paul The Great and Jesus Christ
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 virtue of helping the poor.
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 than a USA Nickel.
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. It is a keepsake and heirloom for everyone to proudly treasure. This Vatican coin is currently hard to obtain and our supply is limited so —
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