Vatican City, John Paul II 1978-2005

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CATALOG INFORMATION
ID Number: MC03-0302
Category: Medals and Tokens
Description: Vatican City, John Paul II 1978-2005
Country or State: Vatican City (Città del Vaticano)
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Period: 1978 - 2005
Pope: JOANNES PAVLVS II (born Karol Józef Wojtyła)
Papacy: 16 October 1978 to 2 April 2005
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Subject/Theme: View of St. Peters Square
Obverse: Bust left (JOANNES PAVLVS II)
Obverse Legend: JOANNES PAVLVS II PONT. MAX.
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Reverse: View of St. Peters Square (Piazza San Pietro in Vaticano)
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Edge: Plain
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Mint Mark: R33-Italy
Composition: Silver (Ag)
Diameter: 30.00 mm
Thickness: 3.0 mm
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Weight: 11.50 grams
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State of Conservation: Extremely Fine (XF)
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CATALOG VALUE
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HISTORICAL NOTES

John Paul II, reigned as Pope of the Catholic Church from 1978 until his death in 2005. He was the second-longest serving Pope in history and the first non-Italian since 1523.

John Paul II was acclaimed as one of the most influential leaders of the 20th century. He was instrumental in ending communism in his native Poland and eventually all of Europe.John Paul II significantly improved the Catholic Church's relations with Judaism, Islam, the Eastern Orthodox Church, and the Anglican Communion. Though criticised by progressives for upholding the Church's teachings against artificial contraception and the ordination of women, and by traditionalists for his support of the Church's Second Vatican Council and its reform, he was also widely praised for his firm, orthodox Catholic stances.