Euro gold and silver commemorative coins (Vatican)

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State of the Vatican City
Stato della Città del Vaticano (Italian)

The Vatican City, even though not a member of the European Union, became a member of the Eurozone. Since 2002 it has had a special agreement with the EU that allows this microstate to mint a limited number of euro coins. This article is specifically about the euro gold and silver (or other precious metals) commemorative coins of the Vatican City and does not cover the pre-euro commemorative coins.[1][2][3][4]

2002 Coinage[edit]

Europe, a Project of Peace and Unity
Designer: Paolo Borghi Mint: -
Value: €5 Alloy: Ag. 925/1000 Quantity: 10,000 Quality: Proof
Issued: 10.09.2002 Diameter: 32 mm Weight: 18 g Issue Price: €37
The following inscription +++TOTUS TUUS+++MMII is written around the circumference of this coin.
 
No Peace without Justice, No Justice without Forgiveness
Designer: Floriano Bodini Mint: -
Value: €10 Alloy: Ag. 925/1000 Quantity: 10,000 Quality: Proof
Issued: 16.12.2002 Diameter: 34 mm Weight: 22 g Issue Price: €45
"No Peace without Justice, No Justice without Forgiveness" this was the message of the late John Paul II in a speech given on 1 January 2002, World Peace Day.[clarification needed]
 
Questionmarkc.jpg Questionmarkc.jpg Noel's Arch
Designer: Floriano Bodini Mint: -
Value: €20 Alloy: Au 917/1000 Quantity: 2,800 Quality: Proof
Issued: 16.12.2002 Diameter: 21 mm Weight: 6 g Issue Price: €152
This coin makes part of a 3 years programme entitled "The Roots of Faith", thus, more coins under the same programme were released in 2003 and 2004.
 
Questionmarkc.jpg Questionmarkc.jpg Abraham’s Sacrifice
Designer: Floriano Bodini Mint: -
Value: €50 Alloy: Au 917/1000 Quantity: 2,800 Quality: Proof
Issued: 16.12.2002 Diameter: 28 mm Weight: 15 g Issue Price: €380
This coin makes part of a 3 years programme entitled "The Roots of Faith", thus, more coins under the same programme were released in 2003 and 2004.

2003 Coinage[edit]

Rosary's Year
Designer: Roberto Mauri Mint: -
Value: €5 Alloy: Ag 925/1000 Quantity: 10,000 Quality: unknown
Issued: 14.10.2003 Diameter: 32 mm Weight: 18 g Issue Price: €40
 
25th Anniv of the Pontification of John Paul II
Designer: Amalia Mistichelli Mint: -
Value: €10 Alloy: Ag 925/1000 Quantity: 10,000 Quality: unknown
Issued: 14.10.2003 Diameter: 34 mm Weight: 22 g Issue Price: €40
 
Moses Saved from the River
Designer: Floriano Bodini Mint: -
Value: €20 Alloy: Au 917/1000 Quantity: 2,800 Quality: unknown
Issued: 14.10.2003 Diameter: 21 mm Weight: 6 g Issue Price: €152
This coin makes part of a 3 years programme entitled "The Roots of Faith". The first series of coins was issued in 2002.
 
Ten Commandments
Designer: Floriano Bodini Mint: -
Value: €50 Alloy: Au 917/1000 Quantity: 2,800 Quality: unknown
Issued: 14.10.2003 Diameter: 28 mm Weight: 15 g Issue Price: €380
This coin makes part of a 3 years programme entitled "The Roots of Faith". The first series of coins was issued in 2002.

2004 Coinage[edit]

150th Anniv. of the Proclamation of the "Dogma of the Immaculate Conception"
Designer: Amalia Mistichelli Mint: -
Value: €5 Alloy: Ag. 925/1000 Quantity: 13,000 Quality: unknown
Issued: 28.10.2004 Diameter: 32 mm Weight: 18 g Issue Price: €43
 
"World Day of Peace 2004" International Right, a Way for the Peace
Designer: Amalia Mistichelli Mint: -
Value: €10 Alloy: Ag. 925/1000 Quantity: 13,000 Quality: unknown
Issued: 28.10.2004 Diameter: 34 mm Weight: 22 g Issue Price: €51
 
David and Goliath
Designer: Floriano Bodini Mint: -
Value: €20 Alloy: Gold 917/1000 Quantity: 3,050 Quality: Proof
Issued: 28.10.2004 Diameter: 21 mm Weight: 6 g Issue Price: €152
This coin together with another one end the series of 6 coins entitled "The Roots of Faith" which were released over the span of 3 years, two per year.
 
The Judgment of Solomon
Designer: Floriano Bodini Mint: -
Value: €50 Alloy: Gold 917/1000 Quantity: 3,050 Quality: Proof
Issued: 28.10.2004 Diameter: 28 mm Weight: 15 g Issue Price: €380
This coin together with another one end the series of 6 coins entitled "The Roots of Faith" which were released over the span of 3 years, two per year.

2005 Coinage[edit]

Vacant Papal See
Designer: Daniela Longo Mint: -
Value: €5 Alloy: Ag. 925/1000 Quantity: 13,440 Quality: unknown
Issued: 30.06.2005 Diameter: 32 mm Weight: 18 g Issue Price: €50
John Paul II died in 2005 thus the papal see post became vacant. During this period the Vatican City issued this commemorative coin.
 
60th Anniversary of the End of the Second World War
Designer: Orietta Rossi Mint: -
Value: €5 Alloy: Ag. 925/1000 Quantity: 13,000 Quality: Proof
Issued: 06.12.2005 Diameter: 32 mm Weight: 18 g Issue Price: €50
This was the first commemorative coin to depict pope Benedict XVI.
 
The Eucharistic Year
Designer: Guido Veroi Mint: -
Value: €10 Alloy: Ag. 925/1000 Quantity: 13,000 Quality: Proof
Issued: 06.12.2005 Diameter: 34 mm Weight: 22 g Issue Price: €60
 
The Sacraments of Christian Initiation: Baptism
Designer: Guido Veroi & Daniela Fusco Mint: -
Value: €20 Alloy: Au 917/1000 Quantity: 3,046 Quality: Proof
Issued: 06.12.2005 Diameter: 21 mm Weight: 6 g Issue Price: €160
Three out of the seven sacraments are considered as vital for the Christian faith initiation, these are baptism, confirmation and the Eucharist. The Vatican dedicated a 3 years programme (2005-2007) for these 3 sacraments, a year for each. The 2005 coins were dedicated to baptism.
 
The Sacraments of Christian Initiation: Baptism
Designer: Guido Veroi & Daniela Fusco Mint: -
Value: €50 Alloy: Au 917/1000 Quantity: 3,044 Quality: Proof
Issued: 06.12.2005 Diameter: 28 mm Weight: 15 g Issue Price: €400
Three out of the seven sacraments are considered as vital for the Christian faith initiation, these are baptism, confirmation and the Eucharist. The Vatican dedicated a 3 years programme (2005-2007) for these 3 sacraments, a year for each. The 2005 coins were dedicated to baptism.

2006 Coinage[edit]

Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Designer: Gabriella Titotto Mint: -
Value: €10 Alloy: Silver 925/1000 Quantity: 14,160 Quality: Proof
Issued: 09.11.2006 Diameter: 34 mm Weight: 22 g Issue Price: €60
 
World Day of Peace: 'In Truth, Peace'
Designer: Damela Longo Mint: -
Value: €5 Alloy: Silver 925/1000 Quantity: 14,160 Quality: Proof
Issued: 09.11.2006 Diameter: 32 mm Weight: 18 g Issue Price: €50
 
The Sacraments of Christian Initiation: Confirmation
Designer: Guido Veroi Mint: -
Value: €20 Alloy: Au 917/1000 Quantity: 3,326 Quality: Proof
Issued: 09.11.2006 Diameter: 21 mm Weight: 6 g Issue Price: €160
Three out of the seven sacraments are considered as vital for the Christian faith initiation, these are baptism, confirmation and the Eucharist. The Vatican dedicated a 3 years programme (2005-2007) for these 3 sacraments, a year for each. The 2006 coins were dedicated to confirmation.
 
The Sacraments of Christian Initiation: Confirmation
Designer: Guido Veroi Mint: -
Value: €50 Alloy: Au 917/1000 Quantity: 3,324 Quality: Proof
Issued: 09.11.2006 Diameter: 28 mm Weight: 15 g Issue Price: €400
Three out of the seven sacraments are considered as vital for the Christian faith initiation, these are baptism, confirmation and the Eucharist. The Vatican dedicated a 3 years programme (2005-2007) for these 3 sacraments, a year for each. The 2006 coins were dedicated to confirmation.

2007 Coinage[edit]

81st World Mission Day: All the Churches for all the World
Designer: Orietta Rossi Mint: -
Value: €5 Alloy: Ag 925/1000 Quantity: 13,694 Quality: Proof
Issued: 23.10.2007 Diameter: 32 mm Weight: 18 g Issue Price: €50
 
World Day of Peace: The human person, the heart of peace
Designer: De Seta - Masini Mint: -
Value: €10 Alloy: Ag 925/1000 Quantity: 13,693 Quality: Proof
Issued: 23.10.2007 Diameter: 34 mm Weight: 22 g Issue Price: €60
 
The Sacraments of Christian Initiation: Eucharist
Designer: Guido Veroi Mint: -
Value: €20 Alloy: Au 917/1000 Quantity: 3,426 Quality: Proof
Issued: 23.10.2007 Diameter: 21 mm Weight: 6 g Issue Price: €160
Three out of the seven sacraments are considered as vital for the Christian faith initiation, these are baptism, confirmation and the Eucharist. The Vatican dedicated a 3 years programme (2005-2007) for these 3 sacraments, a year for each. The 2007 coins were dedicated to the Eucharist.
 
The Sacraments of Christian Initiation: Eucharist
Designer: Guido Veroi Mint: -
Value: €50 Alloy: Au 917/1000 Quantity: 3,424 Quality: Proof
Issued: 23.10.2007 Diameter: 28 mm Weight: 5 g Issue Price: €400
Three out of the seven sacraments are considered as vital for the Christian faith initiation, these are baptism, confirmation and the Eucharist. The Vatican dedicated a 3 years programme (2005-2007) for these 3 sacraments, a year for each. The 2007 coins were dedicated to the Eucharist.

2008 Coinage[edit]

The Sistine Chapel -

The Creation of Man

Designer: Uliana Pernazza Mint: -
Value: €100 Alloy: Au. 917/1000 Quantity: 960 Quality: Proof
Issued: 24.06.2008 Diameter: 35 mm Weight: 30 g Issue Price: €980

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