• 5 Euro Cent 2014-2016, KM# 457, Vatican City, Pope Francis
  • 5 Euro Cent 2014-2016, KM# 457, Vatican City, Pope Francis
Description

Pope Francis (born Jorge Mario Bergoglio; 17 December 1936) is the 266th and current Pope of the Catholic Church, a title he holds ex officio as Bishop of Rome, and sovereign of Vatican City. He chose Francis as his papal name in honor of Saint Francis of Assisi. Francis is the first Jesuit pope, the first from the Americas, the first from the Southern Hemisphere, and the first pope from outside Europe since the Syrian Gregory III, who reigned in the 8th century.

Obverse

The portrait in left profile of His Holiness Francis is encircled by the inscription "Vatican City" and the twelve stars of Europe.

Artist: Gabriella Titotto
Engraver: Ettore Lorenzo Frapiccini (ELF INC.)

CITTA' DEL VATICANO
2015
R
ELF INC.
G. TITOTTO

Reverse

A globe, next to the facial value, shows Europe in relation to Africa and Asia.

Engraver: Luc Luycx

5 EURO
CENT
LL

Edge

5 Euro Cent

KM# 457 Schön# 450
Characteristics
Material Copper Plated Steel
Weight 3.92 g
Diameter 21.25 mm
Thickness 1.67 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Mint
Italian State Mint and Polygraphic Institute (R)

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