David Klinger submitted these notes on the Vatican's Sede Vacante "Vacant Seat" coins, issued during periods between popes. Thanks.
The Vatican already issued four stamps to commemorate this transitional period between the end of Benedict XVI's pontificate and the next Pope.
The value of the stamp is 70 cents in Italy, 85 for Europe, 2 euros for the Americas, and 2.50 euros for Australia. However their use was limited to the Sede Vacante period. When the new Pope is chosen, they will become collection pieces.
In addition to the stamps, a commemorative 2 euro coin will be minted for the Sede Vacante. It will go into circulation starting in June.
There will also gold and silver coins with a value of 5 and 10 euros, but will be strictly commemorative.
To read the complete article (and see a video), see:
Vatican issues four stamps and three coins during Sede Vacante
To read the complete article, see:
VATICAN RELEASES PLANS FOR 2013 SEDE VACANTE COINS
Wayne Homren, Editor
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