|The Official Vatican 2008 Blister contains all 8 circulating euro coins (1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 cents and 1, 2 euros) of the Vatican. The set is packaged in a red three panel folder with the year of issue, 2008 (both in numerical and Roman numeral form), in gold lettering. On the inside are complete technical specifications in English, French and Italian.
The coinage of the Vatican is strictly related to the temporal power of the Popes. It started with the Papal States from 754 to 1870, and followed by the State of the Vatican City up to now.
The sculptor, Daniela Longo, is credited with the design of the Vatican Euro coins. Luciana De Simoni is credited as the engraver for the Vatican 1 and 2 cent Euro coins. Maria Angela Cassol is credited as the engraver for the Vatican 20 and 50 cent Euro coins. Ettore Lorenzo Frapiccini is credited as the engraver for the Vatican 5 cent and 1 Euro coins, and Maria Carmela Colaneri is credited as the engraver for the Vatican 10 cent and 2 Euro coins