The Heads & Tails of State — Day 31

The Pope John Paul I 1000 Lira Coin

The Pope John Paul I 1,000 Lira Coin

Monday, Sept. 25, 1978

Did you know that the Vatican City State has its own flag, pontifical anthem, license plates, an army, and (potentially) a navy? It even has a mint which coins legal currency. For example, here are the heads and tails designs for a new Vatican coin which will be minted next year. It features Pope John Paul I and his papal coat of arms.

The CIA World Factbook entry on the Holy See

What is your favorite bit of Vatican City trivia?

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