This listing is for one uncirculated:
POPE JOHN PAUL II
1997 500 LIRE BIMETALLIC 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. 1997 was no exception.
Vatican City bi-metallic coins consist of stainless steel and aluminum/bronze, one of which is the outside ring and the other the central disk. For this 1997 bi-metallic, the outside ring is the stainless steel.
One side of this beautiful Vatican bimetallic coin shows Pope John Paul II in profile facing right and is inscribed: “JOANNES PAVLVS II P.M. AN. XIX MCMLXCVII.” “AN. XIX” refers to the 19th year of the Papacy of Pope John Paul II and the rest of the Roman numerals indicate the year of mintage, 1997.
The other side of the coin shows a scene representing forgiveness and officially described as “one man freeing another from thorns.” This side is inscribed: “CITTA DEL VATICANO L500.”
Beautiful edge with reeded and smooth segments.
This coin was legal tender prior to the institution of the Euro. It has a diameter of about one inch and is slightly larger than 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 1997.
“At a time marked by profound and rapid change, Catholics are called to offer their country new intellectual and moral energy to build a future inspired by the civilization of love. May honesty in every area of social life, willingness to mutually forgive one another and to seek reconciliation, acceptance of the weak and support for the poor, respect for the person and his dignity, attention to the authentic needs of the family, the primary cell of every society, be inescapable reference points on the journey towards the new Christian millennium. ” — From the address of Pope John Paul II to a group of pilgrims from Zadar, Croatia on Friday, January 31, 1997
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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