PONTIFICATE OF BENEDICT XVI EURO COINS PROOF VERSION - YEAR 2013 with 20 Euro Silver Proof Set
The Official Vatican 2013 Proof Set contains all circulating euro coins of the Vatican, struck in high Proof quality by the Italian Mint (IPZS).
The coinage of the Vatican is strictly related to the temporal power of the Popes.
The Numismatic Office of Vatican City State presents a new series
of Euro coins as proof versions bearing the date 2013. The series
is composed of eight values, with the reverse having the same
technical characteristics required for all Member States of the
European single currency. On the obverse side is a portrait of His
Holiness Benedict XVI, Sovereign of Vatican City State, the words
“CITTÀ DEL VATICANO” and twelve stars. The theme chosen this
year for the coin issue is the “Bicentenary of the birth of Giuseppe
Verdi and Richard Wagner”. The 20 euro silver coin is dedicated to
Giuseppe Verdi and the 50 euro gold coin to Richard Wagner. The
depictions are the work of artist Daniela Longo.