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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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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Vatican – 2 Euro Sede Vacante, 2013

Vatican - 2 Euro Sede Vacante, 2013

Vatican – 2 Euro Sede Vacante, 2013

On 13 March 2013 the Cardinal Electors, gathered for the conclave, chose Jorge Mario Bergoglio as the 266th Successor of Peter. During the period of the vacancy of the Apostolic See (Sede Vacante), the ordinary governance was assured by the Apostolic Camera, presided over by the Cardinal Camerlengo of the Holy Roman Church, and composed of the Vice-Camerlengo and the Prelate Clerics.

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Vatican – 50 Cent, PIETA, COIN CARD – N. 4 YEAR 2013

PONTIFICATE OF BENEDICT XVI VATICAN COIN CARD N. 4 – YEAR 2013.

The Philatelic and Numismatic Office presents the Vatican Coin Card n. 4, a blister card showing the Pieta sculpture by Michelangelo (work on display in Saint Peter’s Basilica) with a 50 cent euro coin bearing the date 2013 and the portrait of the Holy Father.

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Vatican – Sede Vacante, 2013

Vatican - 5 Euro Silver Sede Vacante, 2013

Vatican – 5 Euro Silver Sede Vacante, 2013

Vatican - 10 Euro Gold Sede Vacante, 2013

Vatican – 10 Euro Gold Sede Vacante, 2013

On 11 February 2013, Pope Benedict announced his resignation in a speech in Latin before the cardinals, citing a “lack of strength of mind and body” due to his advanced age. His resignation became effective on 28 February 2013. He is the first pope to resign since Pope Gregory XII in 1415, and the first to do so on his own initiative since Pope Celestine V in 1294.

On 13 March 2013 the Conclave chose Jorge Mario Bergoglio (Francis) as the 266th Pope. To commemorate the transition of the Roman Catholic Church, the Vatican City has the right to mint coins of Sede Vacante for the 13 days of vacancy of the Holy See. This tradition has historical roots in the fourteenth century, but became a custom starting from the death of Leo X in 1521.

In June 2013, the Vatican City will be issuing three commemorative coins to mark this occasion: 2 Euro BU (mintage 111,000), 5 Euro Silver Proof (mintage 7,000), and 10 Euro Gold Proof (mintage 5,000). Continue reading

Vatican – 2 Euro, 7th World Meeting of the Families, 2012

Vatican City 2 Euro 2012. The inner part of the coin features a family, with the Cathedral of Milan, the host city of the Seventh World Meeting of Families, in the background. The event is held every three years to highlight the family as a common human heritage, reflecting the fact that the family is universal and that it contributes to the human element of life everywhere in the world. Inscribed around the family scene are the names of the event and of the Vatican City in Italian and the year “2012”. The mintmark “R” appears between the boy and his mother. The coin’s outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European Union.

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