Vatican City 1931 2 lire

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from the Tom Fitzgerald Collection
Vatican 1931 2 lire rev Tom F.jpg

This type is listed in the SCWC for 1929-37. It is fairly common. It is part of the inaugural series of Vatican coinage issued after the Concordat of 1929 between Mussolini and Pius IX which restored papal sovereignty over the Vatican City.

Recorded mintage: 50,000.

Specification: nickel, 29 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM 6, Ber-3356.


  • Berman, Allen G., Papal Coins, South Salem, NY: Attic Books, 1991.
  • Gigante, Fabio, Gigante 2016: Catalogo Nazionale delle Monete Italiano Dal '700 All'Euro, 24a ed. Varese, Italy, 2015.
  • Montenegro, Eupremio, Montenegro 2015: Manuale del Collezionista di Monete Italiane, 30 ed., Torino, Italy: Montenegro s.a.s., 2014.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.

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