[SOLD!] 1978 Vatican City Complete Mint Issue Complete 7-Coins Set, with Silver 500 Lire Jesus on water. BU-UNC/Rare Scarce! Brilliantly Uncirculated, Beautiful & Attractive Famous Christian Religious Coin Designs! TOP-Struck!
1978 Vatican City Complete Mint Issue Complete 7-Coins Set, with Silver 500 Lire Jesus on water. BU-UNC/Rare Scarce! Brilliantly Uncirculated, Beautiful & Attractive Famous Christian Religious Coin Designs! TOP-Struck!
The Vatican City mintset includes 7-piece complete uncirculated Coinage in an attractive original mint display:
500 Lire: 29.3mm 11.00 GR. (Silver) Stylised Jesus walking on water reaching figure in boat.
100 Lire: 27.75mm 8.00 GR. (Stainless-Steel) Stylised figure (Jesus) standing in courtyard
50 Lire: 24.80mm 6.2 GR. (Stainless-Steel) Child reaching out to Kneeling Adult (Jesus)
20 Lire: 21.25mm 3.60 GR. (Alum-Br) Prodigal Son Parable, standing figures facing each other
10 Lire: 23 mm (Alum) Figure Kneeling Left
5 Lire: 20 mm (Alum) Standing figure
About Vatican City: "Vatican City is a walled enclave within the city of Rome. With an area of approximately 44 hectares (110 acres), and a population of 842, it is the smallest state in the world by both area and population.
It is an ecclesiastical or sacerdotal-monarchical state ruled by the Bishop of Rome – the Pope. The highest state functionaries are all Catholic clergy of various national origins. Since the return of the Popes from Avignon in 1377, they have generally resided at the Apostolic Palace within what is now Vatican City, although at times residing instead in the Quirinal Palace in Rome or elsewhere.
Vatican City is distinct from the Holy See, which dates back to early Christianity and is the main episcopal see of 1.2 billion Latin and Eastern Catholic adherents around the globe. The independent city-state, on the other hand, came into existence in 1929 by the Lateran Treaty between the Holy See and Italy, which spoke of it as a new creation, not as a vestige of the much larger Papal States (756–1870), which had previously encompassed much of central Italy. According to the terms of the treaty, the Holy See has "full ownership, exclusive dominion, and sovereign authority and jurisdiction" over the city-state.
Within Vatican City are religious and cultural sites such as St. Peter's Basilica, the Sistine Chapel and the Vatican Museums. They feature some of the world's most famous paintings and sculptures."