Pope JP II (1920-2005) [2]

Pope John Paul II (1920-2005)

Subject: Pope John Paul II
Face value: 2 pln
Alloy: (CuAl5Zn5Sn1) NG
Diameter: 27 mm
Weight: 8.15 g
Finish: standard
Mintage: 4000000 pcs
On the edge: an inscription, NBP, repeated eight times, every second one inverted by 180 degrees, separated by stars
Additional: no
Date of issue: 2005-06-29
Issue price: 2 pln
An image of Pope John Paul II, on the left-hand side. A stylised view of a fragment of St Peter's Basilica in Rome and an inscription, JAN / PAWEŁ II, on the right-hand side. A semicircular inscription, 1920-2005, above.

Designer: Urszula Walerzak
An image of the Eagle established as the State Emblem of the Republic of Poland. The notation of the year of issue, 20-05, at the sides of the Eagle. Below the Eagle an inscription, ZŁ 2 ZŁ. An inscription on the rim, RZECZPOSPOLITA POLSKA (The Republic of Poland) preceded and followed by six pearls. The Mint's mark, m/w, under the Eagle's left leg.

Designer: Ewa Tyc-Karpińska

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Pope John Paul II

John Paul II was the 264th pope. At his death he was 84 years, 10 months and 15 days old. His pontificate lasted for 26 years, 5 months and 17 days. An average duration of pontificate of previous popes was estimated to be approx. 7 and a half years. Statistically speaking, the Pope from Poland covered four pontificates. It was the case despite the criminal attack of May 13, 1981 aimed to assassinate the Pope.

John Paul II (Karol Wojtyła) was born on May 18, 1920 in Wadowice. Two days later, he was baptised in a local Parish Church of the Virgin Mary by the priest Franciszek Żak. Being the Pope, he visited his family town three times: on June 7, 1979 during his first pilgrimage, on August 14, 1991 during his fourth pilgrimage and on June 16, 1999 during his ...

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