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Vatican 2013 Sede Vacante MMXIII €2 Commemorative Coin

Vatican 2013 Sede Vacante MMXIII €2 Commemorative Coin

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2 Euro 2013 - VATICAN CITY - Sede Vacante MMXIII Packed in blister pack.

After the death or resignation of a pope, the Holy See enters a period of sede vacante. During this period, the coat of change; instead of the papal tiara over the keys, the tiara is replaced with the umbraculum or ombrellino in Italian.

Description: The design features the coat of arms of the Cardinal Camerlengo and above it the symbol of the Apostolic Camera, two small crosses, the words ‘CITTÀ DEL VATICANO’ at the left and ‘SEDE VACANTE MMXIII’ at the right. The coin’s outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag.

Reverse: left from the coin centre face value: 2, on the right inscription: EURO; in the background of the inscription a map of Europe; in the background of the map vertically six parallel lines ending on both sides with five-pointed stars (the reverse is common for all euro coins)

Issuing volume: 125 000 coins
Date of issue:    3 June 2013
Face value:      2 euro
Diameter:         25.75 mm
Thickness:       2.2 mm
Weight:           8.5 gr
Composition: BiAlloy (Nk/Ng), ring Cupronickel (75% copper - 25% nickel clad on nickel core), center Nickel brass
€2 Edge Inscription: Combination of the number 2 and ** repeated six times.