PONTIFICATE OF BENEDICT XVI EURO COINS PROOF VERSION - YEAR 2013

PONTIFICATE OF BENEDICT XVI EURO COINS PROOF VERSION - YEAR 2013  

The Numismatic Office of Vatican City State presents a new series
of Euro coins as proof versions bearing the date 2013. The series
is composed of eight values, with the reverse having the same
technical characteristics required for all Member States of the
European single currency. On the obverse side is a portrait of His
Holiness Benedict XVI, Sovereign of Vatican City State, the words
“CITTÀ DEL VATICANO” and twelve stars. The theme chosen this
year for the coin issue is the “Bicentenary of the birth of Giuseppe
Verdi and Richard Wagner”. The 20 euro silver coin is dedicated to
Giuseppe Verdi and the 50 euro gold coin to Richard Wagner. The
depictions are the work of artist Daniela Longo.