Vatican City 1942 2 lire
This type was issued 1942-46 for Pius XII, the second pope to rule over the newly independent Vatican City. The type was struck for circulation in 1942 only; the other dates are scarce.
Recorded mintage: 284,000.
Specification: stainless steel.
Catalog reference: KM 35, Ber-3389.
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