Pope John Paul II / Jesus & Followers Vatican 1990 Coin Unc
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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. AXII MCMXC." "AXII" refers to the 12th year of the Papacy of Pope John Paul II and the rest of the Roman numerals indicate the year of mintage, 1990.
The other side of the coin shows Jesus Christ holding a flag with two followers kneeling before him. It is inscribed: "CITTA DEL VATICANO L500." There is a mintage mark "R" on the right indicating 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 1990, and commemorating a year during which the Pope:
- Issued the first uniform law code for Eastern Catholic churches.
- Issued global norms for Catholic higher education.
- Approved Vatican instruction on theologians.
- Established diplomatic relations with Soviet Union.
- Travelled to Cape Verde, Guinea Bissau, Mali, Burkina Faso, Czechoslovakia, Mexico, Curacao, Malta, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi and Ivory Coast.
"Only faith enables us to experience the salvific presence of God in Christ in the very centre of life and of history. Faith alone reveals to us the meaning of the human condition and our supreme dignity as sons and daughters of God who are called to communion with Him. Faith is the heartbeat of the new evangelization, for it re-evangelizes believers and opens them more and more to the teachings and light of Christ." (Apostolic Letter for the Fourth Centenary of the Death of St. John of the Cross. Given by Pope John Paul II 14 December, 1990.)
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, these coins have become extremely hard to acquire. If you have a serious interest, we urge you to buy it now so as not to miss out.This Vatican coin makes an inspirational collectible gift for yourself or someone you know. TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT,
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