|World Youth Day is a youth-oriented Catholic Church event, initiated by Blessed Pope John Paul II in 1985. While the event itself celebrates the Catholic faith, the invitation to attend extends to all youth, regardless of religious convictions. It is not associated with International Youth Day or any of the international observance days.
The inner part of the coin shows, at the centre, some young people and flags, and also the mintmark 'R' and the year '2011'. At the top, along the outer limit of the inner ring, from left to right, 'XXVI' and 'G.M.G' from Giornata Mondiale della Gioventu (World Youth Day). At the bottom, the name of the issuing country 'CITTA DEL VATICANO'.
Issue date: October 2011
Diameter - 25.75mm
Thickness - 2.2mm
Weight - 8.5gr
|Combination of the number 2 and ** repeated six times