|The Official Vatican 2018 BU set contains all 8 circulating euro coins (1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 cents and 1, 2 euros) of the Vatican, struck to brilliant uncirculated quality. The set of coins are housed in the official Vatican City coin folder, that opens to become a display card for the set. On the front is the official seal of the Vatican.
This is the second Vatican Blister to depict the new design of the coins from 2017, which replaced the portrait of the Pope with the Papal shield.
On the shield are the symbols of papal dignity. The top reflects the emblem of the Order of provenance of the Pope, the Society of Jesus: a radiant and flaming sun with letters, in red, IHS, monogram of Christ. Above the letter h there is a cross; On the tip, the three nails in black. At the bottom, the star and the flower of nard are seen. The star, according to the ancient heraldic tradition, symbolizes the Virgin Mary, Mother of Christ and the Church; The nard flower indicates Saint Joseph, patron of the universal Church. I
Issue date: 8 March 2018