• Short Summary

    SEVERAL GOLD COINS HAVE BEEN MINTED WITH THE AUTHORITY OF THE COLOMBIAN GOVERNMENT, TO COMMEMORATE THE VISIT OF POPE PAUL VI TO COLOMBIA IN AUGUST THIS YEAR.

  • Description

    SEVERAL GOLD COINS HAVE BEEN MINTED WITH THE AUTHORITY OF THE COLOMBIAN GOVERNMENT, TO COMMEMORATE THE VISIT OF POPE PAUL VI TO COLOMBIA IN AUGUST THIS YEAR. A TOTAL OF 8,000 COINS HAVE BEEN MINTED AT THE "UNO A ERRE" FACTORY IN AREZZO, CENTRAL ITALY.

    THE COINS WILL BE ISSUED AS NORMAL LEGAL TENDER, IN COLOMBIA, BUT ARE EXPECTED TO APPRECIATE QUICKLY IN VALUE. THE GOLD USED TO MAKE THEM WAS BROUGHT FROM COLOMBIAN GOLD MINES.

    THEY COME IN SEVERAL DENOMINATIONS: 100 PESOS, 200 PESOS, 300 PESOS, 500 PESOS AND 1500 PESOS.

    THE DESIGN FOR THE COINS WAS ENGRAVED BY CRAFTSMEN AT THE AREZZO FACTORY. EACH CONTAINS A LIKENESS OF POPE PAUL AND LETTERING IDENTIFYING THE OCCASION THEY COMMEMORATE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABVPD1DSZN8IKQHPAMWYX5705C
    Media URN:
    VLVABVPD1DSZN8IKQHPAMWYX5705C
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/10/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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