2 Euro – Centenary of the birth of Saint John Paul II (2020)

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Image source: Ufficio Filatelico e Numismatico Vaticano

Description obverse

A portrait of Saint John Paul II, with the Cathedral of Wadowice (the Minor Basilica of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary) where he was baptized and on the right the house where he was born. The architectural complex is crowned by an eight-pointed star, a symbol of the Virgin Mary, to whom John Paul II was very devoted and dedicated his pontificate. The same star is also the sun, partially covered by an eclipse: both on the day of birth, in fact, and on that of the funeral, a solar eclipse occurred, a truly extraordinary astronomical coincidence. Around inscription PAPA GIOVANNI PAOLO II - 1920 2020 - CITTA' DEL VATICANO

Description reverse

A map, next to the face value, shows the European continent without borders. 2 EURO LL


Vatican City State. 2 Euro (Base Metal) 2020, Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato Roma. CoCo VA-2020-0001.

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