Vatican 2 euros 2005 - 20th World Youth Day - Cologne

Vatican 2 euros 2005 - 20th World Youth Day - Cologne Vatican 2 euros 2005 - 20th World Youth Day - Cologne Vatican 2 euros 2005 - 20th World Youth Day - Cologne
Obverse of Vatican 2 euros 2005 - 20th World Youth Day - Cologne
Details The 20th World Youth Day 2005 (Weltjugendtag Koln) was a Catholic youth festival that started on August 16 and continued until August 21, 2005 in Cologne, Germany. It was the first World Youth Day and foreign trip of Pope Benedict XVI, who joined the festival on August 18. This meeting was decided by the previous pope, John Paul II, during the Toronto World Youth Day of 2002. The theme was "We have come to worship Him" (from Matthew 2:2). About 400,000 young people from 200 countries attended during the week, and more than 1,000,000 came for the weekend. They were joined by about 600 bishops and cardinals, as well as by 6,600 reporters.

The centre of the coin contains the Cologne Cathedral and a comet passing by above it. The inscription XX GIORNATA MONDIALE DELLA GIOVENTU is written in the upper part of the centre, separated by the tail of the comet and two of the cathedral's spires, one of which extends into the outer ring. The outer ring contains the inscription CITTA DEL VATICANO in the lower half and the twelve stars of the European Union in the upper half, with the year mark and the mint mark (R) separating them in the top centr

Issue date: 6 December 2005
Specifications Diameter - 25.75mm Thickness - 2.2mm Weight - 8.5gr
Composition BiAlloy (Nk/Ng), ring Cupronickel (75% copper - 25% nickel clad on nickel core), center Nickel brass (75% copper - 20% zinc - 5% nickel)
Edge Combination of the number 2 and ** repeated six times
Comments Legend: CITTA DEL VATICANO - XX GIORNATA MONDIALE DELLA GIOVENTU
Mintage 100,000 pieces

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