• 5 Euro Cent 2002-2005, KM# 343, Vatican City, Pope John Paul II
  • 5 Euro Cent 2002-2005, KM# 343, Vatican City, Pope John Paul II
Description

Pope Saint John Paul II, born Karol Józef Wojtyła (1920–2005), served as Pope from 1978 to 2005. He was one of the most travelled world leaders in history, visiting 129 countries during his pontificate. As part of his special emphasis on the universal call to holiness, he beatified 1,340 people and canonised 483 saints, more than the combined tally of his predecessors during the preceding five centuries. He was the second longest-serving pope in modern history after Pope Pius IX, who served for nearly 32 years.

Obverse

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

Artist: Guido Veroi (GV)
Engraver: Uliana Pernazza (UP INC.)

CITTA' DEL VATICANO
R
2002
GV ⠂UP INC.

Reverse

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

Engraver: Luc Luycx

5 EURO
CENT
LL

Edge
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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