Vatican 2011: €2 CC The 26th World Youth Day

Announced issue: the 26th World Youth Day

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 Gioventù (World Youth Day). At the bottom, the name of the issuing country "CITTA' DEL VATICANO".

The coin’s outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European Union flag.

Issuing volume: 115 000 coins.
Date of issue: October 2011
Official Journal: The official information notice has not yet been published in the Official Journal of the European Union.

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Comment by Ctirad on October 7, 2011 at 18:34

Here's explanation what is it - 

World Youth Day 2011 is a Catholic event expected to be held over six days from August 16 – 21 2011 in Madrid, Spain focused on youths. The event will cost around €50 million, half paid through taxes (at national, regional and local level) and half by private entities, mainly Santander Bank, Telefónica and El Corte Inglés. Pope Benedict XVI revealed the location of the event at the final Mass in Australia at Sydney's Royal Randwick Racecourse during World Youth Day 2008. It will be the second time that Spain will host the event. World Youth Day 1989 was held from August 15 – 20 1989 at Santiago de Compostela. Spanish bishops are urging the Pope to name a patron saint for the 2011 event; they have suggested Saint Rafael Arnáiz Barón, whom Benedict canonized in late 2009.

Comment by Ctirad on October 7, 2011 at 18:30


Date issue - 18 october 2011


Nominal value: 2 Euro
Version: B.U.
Diameter: 25,75 mm
Legal Weight: 8,50 g
Sculptor: Orietta Rossi
Engraver: Maria Carmela Colaneri
Max. Mintage: 98,000 sets
Mint: IPZS (Italy)
Price: 15.00 Euro

Comment by Marko Porenta on May 17, 2011 at 20:55
yes, it's so nice =)
Comment by Ctirad on May 17, 2011 at 20:41
it's nice coins
Comment by euroHOBBY on May 17, 2011 at 19:56
another nice coin from the vatican :D
Comment by Olivier on May 17, 2011 at 17:19
Looks nice!

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