100 lire Pope John XXIII Coat of Arms single
- On April 2, 1959, the Vatican issued four stamps to commemorate the coronation of Pope John XXIII. The set is composed of four values with two designs, each common to two stamps. The 25-lire and 60-lire depict Pope John XXIII bestowing the apostolic blessing; the 35-lire and 100-lire depict the coat-of-arms of Pope John with two angels supporting it by the key hilts against a background of sky and clouds.
- The stamps are multicolored and printed by the photogravure method at the State Printing Office, Rome, in sheets of forty stamps on paper watermarked with the crossed keys. The designs were executed by Andreina Grassellini. The stamps were valid until March 31, 1960.
- Vatican Notes 7, no. 6 (May-June 1959): 5-6.
- Data Source
- National Postal Museum
- April 2, 1959
- Object number
- Postage Stamps
- paper; ink / photogravure
- VATICAN CITY (independent city state)
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- National Postal Museum Collection
- Scott Catalogue Vatican City 253
- International Stamps & Mail
- Record ID
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