Vatican – Bronze Medal, John XXIII, J. Paul II, 2014

On 27 April 2014 His Holiness Pope Francis will proclaim Saints his predecessors John XXIII and John Paul II. It will mark a special moment of joy and prayer for the faithful around the world who will gather in St. Peter’s Square, but also the start of a journey to eternal glory celebrated by the Catholic Church.

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Portugal – 2 Euro, the Carnation Revolution, 2014

The Carnation Revolution was a military coup in Lisbon, Portugal on 25 April 1974 which overthrew the regime of dictatorship. The revolution started as a military coup organized by the Movimento das Forcas Armadas (Armed Forces Movement), composed of military officers who opposed the regime, but the movement was soon coupled with an unanticipated and popular campaign of civil resistance. This movement would lead to the fall of the dictatorship and the withdrawal of Portugal from its African colonies. The name “Carnation Revolution” comes from the fact no shots were fired and when the population took to the streets to celebrate the end of the dictatorship and war in the colonies, carnation flowers were put into the muzzles of rifles and on the uniforms of the army. The Portuguese celebrate the national holiday of Freedom Day on 25 April every year to celebrate the revolution.

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Vatican – Official Euro coin set BU 2014

PONTIFICATE OF POPE FRANCIS EURO COINS, YEAR 2014. The Philatelic and Numismatic Office of the Vatican City presents the new coin set, composed by 8 coins (2 and 1 Euro, 50, 20, 10, 5, 2, 1 Eurocent), bearing the date “2014″. The reverse side is common to all countries, while the obverse shows His Holiness Francis, Sovereign of Vatican City State, the text “CITTA DEL VATICANO” and twelve stars. Available now!

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Slovakia – Official coin set, 10th anniversary of entry to the EU, 2014

Euro coin set 2014 “The 10th anniversary of entry of the Slovak Republic to the European Union “. Coin set including also the commemorative coin in nominal value of 2 euro “Entry of the Slovak Republic to the European Union – the 10th anniversary”. Finishing: SU – special uncirculated. Mintage: 4000 pcs.

Italy – 10 Euro Silver Proof, ROSSINI, 2014

Italy, 10 euro silver proof coin dedicated to Gioachino Rossini, belonging to the Europa Star program, this year focusing on European Composers. Gioacchino Rossini is a protagonist of the musical scenario of early 19th century, and one of the most important Italian composers, well-known worldwide for masterpieces, like Il barbiere di Siviglia, La gazza ladra and Guglielmo Tell. As a precocious artist, Rossini composed his first opera at the age of fourteen and made his official debut on the scenes when he was just eighteen. He composed farces, comedies, tragedies and comic operas; his musical genius gave the melodrama a unique and original imprint, leaving a heritage of musical and theatrical language which is still new and up-to-date even more than a century and a half later.

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