Country of issue: Vatican City State
Face value: Multiple
The obverse of the coins are adorned by significant popes or the personal coat of arms of the pontiff.
The reverses of the coins are decorated with important and famous scenes from the Christian doctrine. Very much emphasis was concentrated in this selection on characteristic illustrations from the life and work of Jesus Christ.
Hence, an illustration of the Blessed Virgin Mary with the Child Jesus is graced on the 200 Lire coin.
The 5 Lire piece depicts a scene with Jesus and Mary of Bethany. The woman washes Christ’s feet while He bestows His blessing upon her.
Jesus is also portrayed on the 20 Lire coin as He is blessing a child.