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COINS OF THE POPES
OF POPE PIUS XII
of the coins of Pope Pius XII bear his Papal arms rather than his
portrait his portrait. His portrait appears on this stainless
steel Vatican 100 Lire coin. The 27.75mm coin was minted only
1955 until the Pope’s death in 1958. The coin is dated by the year of
his reign on the obverse and the AD date on the reverse. The
obverse depicts the
Pope in his vestments. The reverse features Fides (Faith)
carrying a cross.
VA-PIUS100L VATICAN 100 LIRE 1955-58 KM55
POPE SAINT JOHN XXIII
COIN FROM THE VATICAN
Pope John XXIII reigned only from 1958 to 1963, yet he was one of the
most beloved and influential of the modern Popes. He started the Second
Vatican Council which implemented many reforms of the Church. In 2014
he was canonized a Saint. This 27.75mm stainless
Vatican 100 Lire of John XXIII depicts the Pope on one side and Fides
(faith) holding a cross on the other.
VA-JOHN VATICAN 100 LIRE, JOHN XXIII
1959-62, KM64 XF
1975 HOLY YEAR COIN SET
Every 25 years and for special occasions, the Pope declares a Jubilee
or Holy Year. It is a special year for reconciliation and the
pardon of sins. It is often celebrated with pilgrimages to
Rome or other sites. The tradition dates back to an ancient Hebrew
custom of Jubilee mentioned in Leviticus 25:10 and has been celebrated
regularly in the Catholic Church since 1300. Special coins
were minted for the 1975 Jubilee, utilizing designs unique to the year
featuring biblical stories on the reverse and the Papal Arms on the
obverse. This 1975 Holy Year set
includes the 5, 10,
50 and 100 Lire in Uncirculated condition in the official
VA-5HOLY75 VATICAN 1975 5 COIN HOLY YEAR MINT
SET: 5 -
100 LIRE, (KM-MSA80) BU
OF SAINT POPE JOHN PAUL II
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These attractive Vatican mint sets of Saint Pope John Paul II includes
the silver 1000 Lire, bi-metallic 500 Lire, aluminum-bronze 200 and 20
Lire, stainless steel 100 and 50 Lire and aluminum 10 Lire.
The reverse designs of the coins were changed every year, and each year
has a different portrait of Pope John Paul II on the obverse.
VA-SET82 VATICAN 1982 7 COIN MINT SET: 10 -
1000 LIRE, (KM-MS87) UNC.
VA-SET83 VATICAN 1983 7 COIN MINT SET: 10 -
1000 LIRE, (KM-MS88) UNC.
VA-SET84 VATICAN 1984 7 COIN MINT SET: 10 -
1000 LIRE, (KM-MS89) UNC.
SAINT JOHN PAUL II VATICAN 6
John Paul II was the first non-Italian Pope since 1523. The
Polish Pope was one of the most widely traveled leaders in history,
visiting 129 nations during his pontificate. He reigned from 1978 to
2005. The beloved Pope was canonized in 2014. This 6 coin set
from the Vatican includes the 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and bi-metallic 500
all depicting the bust of John Paul II. Coins date from the
1980’s and have various reverse designs. All six coins are
S-VA-SET-JP2 VATICAN JOHN PAUL II 6 COIN SET
2013 RIO WORLD YOUTH DAY 2
Vatican issued this 2013 dated bi-metallic 2 Euros coin to
commemorate World Youth Day held in Rio de Janeiro in July
2013. The week-long event brought over 3 million
attendees from throughout the world. The coin features youth
gathered within the embrcing arms of Christ. The reverse
has the standard 2 Euros design. The coin comes in its official green
holder and has a mintage of only 94,000.
VA-2E13 VATICAN 2 EUROS 2013 RIO YOUTH DAY
IN FOLDER BU
2019 PANAMA WORLD YOUTH DAY COINS
PORTUGAL 2 EUROS 2023 YOUTH DAY
PAPAL COINS FROM AROUND THE WORLD:
MALTA COIN SET HONORS THE LIFE OF SAINT POPE JOHN
The ministry of Saint Pope John Paul II is commemorated in thei 5
coin set issuedby the Sovereign Hospitaler Order of Malta.
Sovereign Hospitaller Order of Malta is an independent branch of of the
Knights of Malta, which traces its origins back to the Eleventh Century
when it cared for sick and poor pilgrims to the Holy Land.
set includes five 24.25mm copper-nickel 1 Lire coins in an attractive
red folder. The coins were struck shortly after the Pope's death in
2005. The designs of the coins depict "Portrait of John Paul
II", "Becoming the Pope", "Insignias of the Pope", "Arrival
the Pope in Poland", and "Praying at the Wailing
reverses feature the arms of the Order, date and denomination.
MALTA-POPE ORDER OF MALTA 2005 5
COIN SET, Br.X321-325 UNC. $19.95
OF THE GRAND MASTERS OF THE ORDER OF MALTA
by Robert Morris
THE LIFE OF THEIR POPE
Poland issued this 2 Zlote coin in 2005 shortly after the death of Pope
John Paul II. The Polish born Pope was the first the first
non-Italian Pope since 1523. One side depicts the
Pope ith an outline
of St. Peter's Basilica in Rome in the background. The other
side features a stylized Polish Eagle. The 27mm coin is
struck in a brass alloy called "Nordic Gold".
POLAND 2 ZLOTE 2005
POPE JOHN PAUL II, KM525 BU
COIN OF MARIE
BYRD LAND HONORS POPE JOHN PAUL II
of its remoteness in Antarctica, most of Marie Byrd Land has not been
claimed by any sovereign nation, though it has been claimed by various
micro-nations. It was named by explorer Admiral Richard E. Byrd in 1929
after his wife. I am sure she deserved it for putting up with his
numerous explorations and adventures. In 2011 a trimetallic 10 Dollar
was issued for this remote area. One side of the 27mm coin pictures
Pope John Paul II and commemorates his beatification on May 1,
Antarctica is the only continent that the Pope did not visit. The other
side shows a map of the territory and a penguin.
MARIE BYRD LAND TRI-METALLIC 10 DOLLARS 2011 UNC.
OF MOLDAVIAN REPUBLIC OF
DNIESTR FEATURES POPE JOHN PAUL II
unofficial bi-metallic 100 Ruble coin picturing Pope John Paul II was
issued for The Moldavian Republic of Dniestr, also known as
Transniestria or Transdniestra. The national arm featuring a hammer and
sickle and a star is on the back of the 2011 dated coin. The
small, communist state bordering the Dniester river declared
independence from Moldova in 1990. Though its independence is
widely recognized, it operates as a sovereign nation. The
coin has a mintage of only 2500 pieces and is Uncirculated.
TNS-100R MOLDAVIAN REPUBLIC OF
DNIESTR 100 ROUBLES 2011 POPE JOHN PAUL II, UNC.
BY POPE JOHN PAUL II
In 2007 five African nations: Cameroons, Central African
Republic, Chad, Congo Republic and Gabon, each issued a bi-metallic
4500 Franc coins to commemorate a visit that Pope John Paul II made to
their country. The coins were made by the Africa Mint, which
questionable authority to issue the coins. The coins have a
mintage of only 2007 pieces of each coin. Due to a fortunate
purchase we are able to offer these scarce coins far below their
original issue price of 50 Euros ($60) each. Each coin
the Pope and lists the date of his visit The
African Republic and Congo issues also show an airplane, while the Chad
issue also shows the Popemobile. The reverse of the coins all
show a map of Africa and an elephant head. Because these nations use
the common currency of the Central African Monetary Union they issue
few coins of their own.
CAMEROON 4500 FRANCS 2007 PAPAL VISIT Br.X32
CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC 4500 FRANCS
2007 PAPAL VISIT Br.X13 UNC.
CHAD 4500 FRANCS 2007 PAPAL VISIT Br.X28 UNC. $20.00
CONGO REP. 4500 FRANCS 2007 PAPAL VISIT Br.X49
GABON 4500 FRANCS 2007 PAPAL VISIT Br.X17 UNC
SET OF ABOVE FIVE 4500 FRANC COINS, 2007 UNC.
BENEDICT HONORED ON ON BI-METALLIC COIN
unofficial bi-metallic 4500 Franc coin was issued for
Cameroons shortly after the ascension of
Pope Benedict XVI in 2005. The coin features a terrible,
portrait of Pope Benedict XVI. It makes the Pope
a vampire. A map of Africa and an elephant's head
is on the
CAMEROON 4500 FRANCS 2005 BENEDICT
UNC-minor spots. $9.50