1970-1976 Vatican City Silver 500 Lire with Holder


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Issued between 1970-1976 by Pope Paul VI, this Uncirculated 500 Lire coin from Vatican City was struck in 83.5% silver. Instead of a traditional profile of the pope, it depicts symbols of faith whose meaning runs deep in Christianity. The reverse features a blade of wheat for bread and a cluster of grapes for wine. They symbolize the body and blood of Christ. Served by Jesus at The Last Supper on the eve of His crucifixion, they are reminders that God is always with you. The obverse displays the coat of arms of Cardinal Jean Villot, the Vatican’s Secretary of State when these coins were issued. Presented in a deluxe holder, this historic coin is a touching reminder to give at any season.