Spencer Collection Vatican City Gold Pius XII 100 Lire Set - The Number One Finest Set of All Time

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About this set: The State of the Vatican City, a papal state on the right bank of the Tiber River within the boundaries of Rome, has an area of 0.17 sq. mi. (0.44 sq. km.) Capital: Vatican City. Vatican City State, comprising the Vatican, St. Peter's, extraterritorial right to Castel Gandolfo and 13 buildings throughout Rome, is all that remains of the extensive Papal States over which the Pope exercised temporal power in central Italy. During the struggle for Italian unification, the Papal States, including Rome, were forcibly incorporated into the Kingdom of Italy in 1870. The resultant confrontation of crozier and sword remained unresolved until the signing of the Lateran Treaty, Feb. 11, 1929, between the Vatican and the Kingdom of Italy which recognized the independence and sovereignty of the State of the Vatican City, defined the relationship between the government and the church within Italy, and financially compensated the Holy See for the territorial losses from 1870. Today the Pope exercises supreme legislative, executive and judicial power within the Vatican City, and the State of the Vatican City is recognized by many nations as an independent sovereign state under the temporal jurisdiction of the Pope, even to the extent of ambassadorial exchange. The Pope, is of course,the head of the Roman Catholic Church. PONTIFFS Pius XI, 1922-1939 Sede Vacante, Feb. 10 - Mar. 2, 1939 Pius XII, 1939-1958 Sede Vacante, Oct. 9 - 28, 1958 John XXIII, 1958-1963 Sede Vacante, June 3 - 21,1963 Paul VI, 1963-1978 Sede Vacante, Aug. 6 - 26, 1978 John Paul I, Aug. 26 - Sept. 28, 1978 Sede Vacante, Sept. 28 - Oct. 16, 1978 John Paul II, 1978-2005 Sede Vacante, April 2 - 19, 2005 Benedict XVI, 2005- MINT MARK Commencing 1981 R – Rome MONETARY SYSTEM 100 Centesimi = 1 Lira (thru 2002) 100 Euro Cent = 1 Euro DATING Most Vatican coins indicate the regnal year of the pope preceded by the word Anno (or an abbreviation), even if the anno domini date is omitted.

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Spencer Collection Vatican City Gold Pius XII 100 Lire Set
ImagePCGS No.ItemDenomGradePopPop HigherOwner's Comments
  1939100 L 
  1940100 L 
9393241941100 LMS6542Italian States - Papal/Roman States, Vatican, Gold 100 Lire, 1941. Fr-286; ...
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9393331950100 LMS65318Italian States - Papal/Roman States, Vatican, Gold 100 Lire, 1950. Fr-289; ...
  1951100 L 
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4766331955100 L 
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9393501957100 LMS6611Italian States - Papal/Roman States, Vatican, Gold 100 Lire, 1957. Fr-291; ...
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