POPE JOHN PAUL II / ANGEL VATICAN 200 L '97 COIN UNC #3

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  • Item Category: Coins & Currency
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Mar 08, 2009
  • Channel: Auction House

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Own this unique, hard to find, beautiful authentic Pope John Paul II Vatican Coin before our limited supply runs out!

This auction is for three uncirculated:

POPE JOHN PAUL II / ANGEL

VATICAN 1997

200 LIRE COIN UNC #3

PHOTOS ENLARGED TO SHOW DETAILS.

COIN IS BRIGHTER AND LIGHTER IN COLOR IN PERSON.

Under Pope John Paul II, the Vatican created new, innovative and impressive coin designs every year. 1997 was no exception. The 1997 year of mintage commemorates the 19th Anniversary of the papacy of Pope John Paul II.

One side of this beautiful coin shows Pope John Paul II in profile facing right and is inscribed: "JOANNES PAVLVS II P.M. AN. XIX MCMXCVII." "AN. XIX" refers to the 19th year of the Papacy of Pope John Paul II and the rest of the Roman numerals indicate the year of mintage, 1997.

The other side of the coin shows an angel guiding two people. This side is inscribed: "CITTA DEL VATICANO L.200." Slightly above on the right side of "L200," 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
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