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2014 Cook Islands 1 Dollar Gold Pope John Paul II Proof
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2014 Cook Islands $1 Gold Pope John Paul II Proof
Here's an affordable 1/50th-oz commemorative struck by Cook Islands in tribute to Pope John Paul II, who has been acclaimed as one of the most influential leaders of the 20th century. Upon his passing, Church officials began the process of making John Paul II a saint soon after his death, waving the usual five-year waiting period. The coin features a younger Pope John Paul II. Karol Józef Wojtyla was born on May 18, 1920, in Wadowice, Poland
In 1978, John Paul made history by becoming the first non-Italian pope in more than four hundred years. John Paul II died on April 2, 2005, at his Vatican City residence. More than three million people waited in line to say good-bye to their beloved religious leader at St. Peter's Basilica before his funeral on April 8. He has been acclaimed as one of the most influential leaders of the 20th century. It is widely held that he was instrumental in ending communism in his native Poland and eventually all of Europe. Conversely, he denounced the excesses of capitalism.
He was one of the most-travelled world leaders in history, visiting 129 countries during his pontificate. He spoke Italian, French, German, English, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Croatian, and Latin as well as his native Polish. Secure your tribute to this 20th century icon today!
|Year of Issue||2014|