Vatican 2 euros 2007 - 80th birthday of His Holiness Benedictus XVI

Vatican 2 euros 2007 - 80th birthday of His Holiness Benedictus XVI Vatican 2 euros 2007 - 80th birthday of His Holiness Benedictus XVI Vatican 2 euros 2007 - 80th birthday of His Holiness Benedictus XVI Vatican 2 euros 2007 - 80th birthday of His Holiness Benedictus XVI Vatican 2 euros 2007 - 80th birthday of His Holiness Benedictus XVI
Obverse of Vatican 2 euros 2007 - 80th birthday of His Holiness Benedictus XVI
Krause - Mishler KM# 399
Details Pope Benedict XVI was born Joseph Alois Ratzinger on 16 April 1927. He is the 265th and reigning Pope, by virtue of his office of Bishop of Rome, the head of the Roman Catholic Church and, as such, Sovereign of the Vatican City State.

The inner part of the coin features a bust of Pope Benedict XVI in profile facing to the right.

Issue date: 1 October 2007

First Date of Issue: 16 April 2007 - First Date of Circulation: 1 October 2007
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 Designer: Daniela Longo - Engraver: Maria Carmela Colaneri

Legend: 'BENEDICTI XVI P.M. AETATIS ANNO LXXX - CITTÁ DEL VATICANO

Mintage 85,000 pieces

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