JP II, Pontifex Maximus [200]

John Paul II - Pontifex Maximus

Subject: Pope John Paul II
Face value: 200 pln
Alloy: 900/1000 Au
Diameter: 27 mm
Weight: 15.5 g
Finish: proof
Mintage: 5000 pcs
On the edge: smooth
Additional: no
Date of issue: 2002-05-27
Issue price: 900 pln
A figure of Pope John Paul II seen in the background against the stylised Holy Gate of St. Peter's Basilica in Rome. Above in a semicircle an inscription: PONTIFEX MAXIMUS

Designer: Ewa Tyc-Karpińska
A bust of John Paul II and facsimile of his signature. On the left side an image of an Eagle as the State Emblem of the Republic of Poland. Above in a semicircle an inscription: RZECZPOSPOLITA POLSKA 2002 * 200 ZŁ. Below in a semicircle an inscription: JAN PAWEŁ II. Under the left talon of the Eagle, the Mint mark: m/w.

Designer: Ewa Tyc-Karpińska

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John Paul II - Pontifex Maximus

John Paul II, successor of John Paul I (1978) and spiritual inheritor of the names and mission of two of his direct predecessors* John XXIII (1958-1963) and Paul VI (1963-1978), is the first non-Italian pope in 455 years. According to calculations, the average of a pontificate throughout 2000 years of the history of the Church is about seven and a half years. John Paul II has begun the twenty-fourth year of pontificate, therefore already the fourth papal "tenure". He continues his service despite a bloody assassination attempt, which took place on 13 May, 1981 in St. Peter's Square in Rome.

John Paul II is the first Polish pope and surely the first Slavonic pope. Both features are well visible in his life and service. The particular demonstration of care for ...

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