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100th anniversary of birth of John Paul II
100-летие со дня рождения Иоанна Павла II
Presented by
Mint of Poland
Nominal value
800 dollars (NIUE)
100 g
60 mm (Shape of Poland)
Gold 999,9°
27 pcs
Production quality
Proof, decoration: 4 diamonds
Michał Goździewski
Mint of Poland
Description of obverse and reverse
Obverse: In the bottom left corner – effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in a decorative circle with inscriptions: «ELIZABETH II, NIUE ISLAND» (issuer), «2020» (year of issue). Below – hallmark: «Au 999.9», mint mark: «m/w». In the central part of the coin – dove symbolizing the Holy Spirit. On the sides – inscription: «TOTUS/TUUS». In the upper part of the coin – face value: «800 dollars». In the background – stylized decorative surface: rays. 

Reverse: In the central part of the coin: portrait of St. John Paul II blessing the faithful. Around it – decorative ring with inscription: «JOANNES PAULUS II», date of birth and death of the Holy Father: «18.V.1920 – 02.IV.2005». In the background – images alluding to life and pontificate of John Paul II: St. Peter's Basilica, Our Lady of Częstochowa, The Kraków Cloth Hall (Polish: Sukiennice), rosary and rose.
A brief annotation
The Servant of God Karol Wojtyła is the saint closest and dearest to the hearts of contemporary Poles. Our unique gold coin in the shape of Poland, issued on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of birth of the Holy Father, reflects the spiritual attachment of the Catholic community to Saint John Paul the Great. Let it be a token of gratitude for his longtime pontificate. 

• 800 grams of fine gold 
• Decoration with four diamonds 
• Gold coin in the shape of Poland 
• Iconography alluding to life of the Holy Father
New issue
№ 3(64) 2023
№ 3(64) 2023
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