The Numismatic Philatelic and Office of Vatican City State presents a new series of Euro coins as proof version bearing the date 2014. 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 Francis, Sovereign of Vatican City State, the words “CITTÀ DEL VATICANO" and twelve stars. The theme chosen this year for the coin issue is the “Canonization of Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II". The 20 euro silver coin is dedicated to Pope John XXIII and the 50 euro gold coin to Pope John Paul II. The depictions are the work of artists Mariangela Crisciotti and Chiara Principe.