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

Current Statistics
Rank

1
GPA with Top Bonuses

65.200
GPA Weighted

65.200
Complete

15.00%
Set Rating

8.579

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.

Spencer Collection Vatican City Gold Pius XII 100 Lire Set

Image Item PCGS # Date Denom Grade PCGS # Pop PCGS # Pop Higher Pop Pop Higher Comments
1939 100 L
1940 939323 1940 100 L
1941 939324 1941 100 L MS65 4 2 42
Italian States - Papal/Roman States, Vatican, Gold 100 Lire, 1941. Fr-286; KM-30.2. An. III. Weight 0.1502 ounce. Pius XII, 1939-1958. Bust right. Reverse: Christ standing. PCGS graded MS-65. Ex Goldberg Sale 65, Lot # 4409
1942 100 L
1943 100 L
1944 100 L
1945 100 L
1946 100 L
1947 100 L
1948 100 L
1949 100 L
1950 939333 1950 100 L MS65 3 21 321
Italian States - Papal/Roman States, Vatican, Gold 100 Lire, 1950. Fr-289; KM-48. Weight 0.1502 ounce. Pius XII. Holy Year. PCGS graded MS-65.
1951 100 L
1952 100 L
1953 100 L
1954 100 L
1955 476633 1955 100 L
1956 100 L
1957 939350 1957 100 L MS66 5 1 51
Italian States - Papal/Roman States, Vatican, Gold 100 Lire, 1957. Fr-291; KM-A53. An. XIX. Weight 0.1502 ounce. Pius XII, 1939-1958. Papal arms. PCGS graded MS-66. Ex Goldberg Sale 65, Lot # 4412.
1958 100 L

COMMENTS

I own 939332.66/4773108 with MS66 by PCGS - Apparently only MS66 given by PCGS.

Posted @ 3/9/2016 1:18 PM By twow00mba