The coin shows the portrait bust of Pope John XXIII left wearing Zuchetto and Papal Mantum. The reverse side at the top shows the radiant half figure of Jesus Christ with open arms; beneath with a church council facing with Pope enthroned with Triregnum and mitred Bishops and Cardinals wearing Biretti. A Cardinal foreground reading parchment and a small stool or table center with the Gospels upon it. Latin legend (from Matthew, Chapter 18) VBI SVNT DVO VEL CONGREGATI IN NOMINE MEO, IBI SVM IN MEDIO EORVM. This medal was minted in Rome.
The initials of the designer Pietro Giampoli P. Are seen underneath of the Pope's portrait. The piece is approximately 22 mm in diameter and weighs 7.0 grams of. 6.1 grams of pure gold with this piece. I've seen other medals for Vatican II.I've never seen one this size or weight. The coins comes in the flip with the embossed certificate inserted in the flip.
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What more do your need? This Papal medal from Vatican II ecumenical council is a collector piece. Here's a chance to grab one.The item "1962 Vatican II Council Pope John XXIII Gold Coin Catholic Religious Medal Rare" is in sale since Wednesday, June 15, 2016. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ World\Gold". The seller is "badcatz" and is located in Margate City, New Jersey. This item can be shipped to United States.