Vatican     COIN MARKS 21ST YEAR OF PONTIFICATE
To celebrate the 21st pontificate of John Paul II, the Vatican has released a set of eight coins.
   Designed by Angelo Canevari, the theme of the coins is ``Respect for human rights is the secret of true peace.''
   The coins range in denominations from 10-1,000 lire. There are two 1,000-lire denominations, one struck in silver and the other in silver and bronze.
   Various scenes are depicted on the coins such as a group of faithful gathers in the house of the Lord; Christ among the poor and outcasts; children bearing an olive branch and motherhood.
   
Bloomberg
28/4/00

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