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Sede Vacante 2013

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Description: The design features the coat of arms of the Cardinal Camerlengo and above it the symbol of the Apostolic Camera, two small crosses, the words ‘CITTÀ DEL VATICANO’ at the left and ‘SEDE VACANTE MMXIII’ at the right.
Issuing volume: 125 000 coins
Date of issue: May 2013
Official Journal: C 265 14.9.2013 p11

 

The 28th World Youth Day to be celebrated in Rio de Janeiro in July 2013

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Description: The design features the most known monument of the city, the “Christ of Corcovado”, and some young people around the statue.
Issuing volume: 115 000 coins
Date of issue: October 2013
Official Journal: C265 14.09.2013 p10

 

The 7th World Meeting of the Families

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Description: The coin features a family with the Cathedral of Milan in the background. The coin’s outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag.
Issuing volume: 115 000 coins
Date of issue: October 2012
Official Journal: C313/8 17.10.2012

 

The 26th World Youth Day

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The inner part of the coin shows, at the centre, some young people and flags, and also the mintmark "R" and the year "2011". At the top, along the outer limit of the inner ring, from left to right, "XXVI" and "G.M.G" from Giornata Mondiale della Gioventù (World Youth Day). At the bottom, the name of the issuing country "CITTA' DEL VATICANO".

The coin’s outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European Union flag.

Issuing volume: 115 000 coins.
Date of issue: October 2011
Official Journal: C 301 du 12.10.2011, p. 5.

 

Year for Priests

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The coin marks the Year for Priests, declared by Pope Benedict XVI for the period of 19 June 2009 to 19 June 2010 and concluding with an international gathering of priests with the pope. The coin features a shepherd drawing a lamb from a lion’s mouth.
Issuing volume: 115 000 coins
Official Journal: C212 5.08.10, p. 3

 

International Year of Astronomy

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This coin was issued on the occasion of the International Year of Astronomy. The inner part of the coin depicts an allegory of the birth of the stars and planets together with several astronomical instruments. The design is inspired by Michelangelo's frescoes in the Sistine Chapel.

Issuing volume: 106 084 coins
Official Journal: C204 29.08.2009, p. 9

 

5th centenary of the Pontifical Swiss Guard

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This coin features a Swiss Guard taking the solemn oath to the Pope on the Swiss Guard flag, and commemorates the 5th centenary of the founding of the Pontifical Swiss Guard.

Issuing volume: 100 000 coins
Official Journal: C260 28.10.2006, p.11

 

2008, The Year of Saint Paul

Click here to enlarge the imageThe inner part of the coin depicts the conversion of Saint Paul on the road to Damascus (the city is visible in the background); the saint, dazzled by a light from the sky, falls from his rearing horse. Two inscriptions are engraved around the portrait: on the left hand side, an inscription denoting the issuing country ‘CITTÀ DEL VATICANO’; on the right hand side, the legend ‘ANNO SANCTO PAULO DICATO’. The year ‘2008’ is inscribed to the right of the portrait, as well as the mintmark ‘R’ and the artist's name ‘VEROI’. Beneath the portrait are the initials of the engraver Luciana De Simoni,
‘L.D.S. INC.’.

Issuing volume: 100 000 coins
Official Journal: C228 5.09.2008, p.4 

80th birthday of His Holiness Benedict XVI

Click here to enlarge the imageThe coin features a bust of His Holiness Benedict XVI in profile facing to the left, surrounded by the legend "BENEDICTI XVI P.M. AETATIS ANNO LXXX – CITTA' DEL VATICANO'.

Issuing volume: 100 000 coins
Official Journal: C233 5.10.2007, p.8 

20th World Youth Day held in Cologne in August 2005

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This coin shows a representation of the Cathedral of Cologne with a comet passing overhead. The 20th World Youth Day was held in Cologne in August 2005, and marked the first apostolic journey of Pope Benedict XVI.

Issuing volume: 100 000 coins
Official Journal: C283 16.11.2005, p.18

 

75th anniversary of the founding of the Vatican City State

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This coin depicts a schematic representation of the perimeter walls of the Vatican City with St Peter’s Basilica in the foreground.

Issuing volume: 100 000 coins
Official Journal: C321 28.12.2004, p.3

 

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