Pope John XXIII Coin
Origin: Vatican City
Unit: 100 lire
Details: excellent, no longer minted
I've got another coin for you guys today, and this one comes all away from Vatican City. Despite being the smallest country in the world, they do have their own currency. In present times they have switched over to using the Euro, but before they were using the lira (the unit of Italian currency, pre-Euro). This particular piece is a 100 lire piece from 1960 and in excellent condition. I received it as a present from my dad a few years back. Because of the limited minting, due to the country being so small, these coins are highly collectible and make a great addition to the museum.
If you want to check out other similar era Vatican coins, click here.Or, if you want to learn more about their Euros, click here.