Pope John Paul II / Cain Slaying Abel Vatican 1995 Coin Unc
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POPE JOHN PAUL II / CAIN SLAYING ABEL
500 LIRE BIMETALLIC COIN UNC
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 1995 bi-metallic, the outside ring is the stainless steel.
Under Pope John Paul II, the Vatican created new, innovative and impressive coin designs every year. 1995 was no exception.
One side of this beautiful Vatican bimetallic coin shows Pope John Paul II in profile facing left and is inscribed: "JOANNES PAVLVS II P.M. AN. XVII MCMXCV." "AN. XVII" refers to the 17th year of the Papacy of Pope John Paul II and the rest of the Roman numerals indicate the year of mintage, 1995.
The other side of the coin shows a scene depicting Cain slaying Abel. This side is inscribed: "CITTA DEL VATICANO L500." At the bottom of the bronze cental disc, above the "5" in "L500" is the mint mark "R," signifying that this coin was minted in Rome.
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 1995. This coin will remind you of Pope John Paul The Great's accomplishments in 1995 which include:
- Jan. 11, 1995:
Visited Manila to celebrate 10th World Youth Day. Spoke to a crowd of four million, the largest crowd of his pontificate.
- March 25, 1995:
Encyclical "Evangelium Vitae" (the Gospel of Life), which opposed contraception and euthanasia.
- The Pope visited 13 countries on 5 continents and in the Pacific. His visits included a trip to the United States.
This Vatican coin makes an inspirational collectible gift for yourself or someone you know.
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