2019 VATICAN numismatic program
- February 11, 2019
During the BERLIN World Money Fair 2019, NUMISMAG was able to meet the representative of the Vatican’s Numismatic and Philatelic Office and to discuss with him the various coins issues planned for 2019 in Vatican State.
2019 Vatican coin sets
In 2019, the Vatican will issue a BU set (65,000 sets, two versions with and without €5 Day of Youth in PANAMA) and a proof set in two different versions, one with a €20 silver coin and the other with a €50 gold coin, both dedicated to Francis pope.
2019 VATICAN BU set
2019 VATICAN proof set, version “A” – with silver coin
2019 VATICAN proof set, version “B” with gold coin
A coincard (four different colorized versions) containing a 50-cent coin 2019 will also be issued in 2019.
Mintage: 60,000 coincards
€5 bimettalic coin XXXIV Youth Day in PANAMA
A €5 coin will be issued only as a coincidence and will be dedicated to 34th Youth Day in PANAMA
2€ commemorative coins
Two commemorative €2 coins will also be minted in 2019.
- A first piece dedicated to the 90th anniversary of the Vatican State
- A second piece dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the end of the renovation work on the Sistine Chapel in Rome
These two coins are minted in BU condition with a mintage of 70,000 coins each.
These coins are minted by the Italian Mint (ZECCA). However, the representative of the Vatican numismatic office whom we interviewed at the World Money Fair told us that the Vatican could now have its non-circulating commemorative coins and circulation coins minted by the Mint of its choice. He is no longer required to make them strike by the Italian ZECCA.
Finally, he specified that no coins would be minted in 2019 for circulation. However, the Vatican is expected to release about 1,000,000 50cent coins in 2019 with 2018 year mark. Last year, the Vatican monetary authorities had already introduced the same quantity of 50 cents coins, with 2018 year mark, into circulation.
Collectors’ coins announced
– 5 Euro silver Commemorative Coin (Proof Version and gold platted) “150th Anniversary of the Circle of Saint Peter”- Mintage: 4 500 coins
– 10 Euro silver Commemorative Coin (Proof Version and gold platted) “52nd World Day of Peace”, Mintage: 4 500 coins
– 10 Euro gold Commemorative Coin “Baptism – MMXIX”, mintage 1500 coins
– 20 Euro gold Commemorative Coin “Acts of Apostles: the First Missions”, Mintage: 1 500 coins
– 50 Euro gold Commemorative Coin “Acts of Apostles The Assembly of Jerusalem”, Mintage: 1 500 coins
– 100 Euro gold Commemorative Coin “The Apostolic Constitutions of the 2nd Vatican Council: “Lumen Gentium”, Mintage: 499 coins
– 200 Euro gold Commemorative Coin “The Archangels: Michael”, Mintage: 799 coins
Sources: UFN of VATICAN and NUMISMAG©.