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Help with Vatican City coin or Medal

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djluster
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 Posted 01/27/2007  5:42 pm Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add djluster to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

Ok I bought a set of coins from Vatican City and they put this coin in the top hole. It is about the size of a US half dollar. I can not find any info on it. All the coin that were in the set were from 1961 or 1962 so I figure it is from one of those year or atleast sometime between Pope Pual XXIII term or what ever you call it. but I beleave from 1958-1962. SO I am not sure if this is a coin or a medal. I am thinking medal. But I am looking for some info on this coin if anyone has any. Also does anyone know its value.



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 Posted 01/27/2007  6:09 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add RenaL to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The Roman Numerals MCMLXII mean 1962 if I did calculate correct.
I don't see any denomination, so I say this is a medal.

If you search the Latin inscription, you may find what it commemorates. I think it just just a medal minted for John 23rd http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_John_XXIII
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 Posted 01/27/2007  6:44 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add chrisild to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yes, RenaL is right - that is a medal. It actually commemorates the opening of the Concilium Oecumenicum Vaticanum II (Second Ecumenical Council of the Vatican) in 1962.

Christian
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