Strike year: 2015
Preservation grade*: PP
Mass: 15 g
Gold content: 13.755 g
Face value: 50 EUR
The 50 euro gold coin shows an image of the Holy Father on his knees absorbed in prayer holding a rosary. The reverse side displays instead a stylized view of the impressive architecture featured in this coin issue.
The Pontifical Shrine of Our Lady of the Rosary of Pompei introduces the new theme for the 20 and 50 euro gold coins that starting this year and for the following two years will be dedicated to the papal basilicas of Pompei, Padua and Loreto. The history of the Shrine of Pompei began with Blessed Bartolo Longo who, in addition to dedicating his life to serving the poor, also instituted a collection to go towards building the first structure for a future Basilica of Pompei. Each year over four million faithful visit the Shrine, especially on May 8th and the first Sunday of October when tens of thousands gather for the recitation of the Prayer to Our Lady of Pompei written by Blessed Bartolo Longo himself.
|Tax||The tax for gold and silver coins is accounted from the difference in price on 102. and 104. article in ZDDV-1 and is on 110. article in ZDDV-1 not shown on the invoice.|
|Preservation||PP: Proof coin struck using a special, high-quality minting process, and made especially for collectors. Modern proof coins often have mirror-like fields and frosted devices.|