Tanzania – 2015 – 1500 Shillings – In Memory of the Holy Pope Gold (PROOF)
In stock (can be backordered)
Available at the end of February 2015, delivery after issue date.
Metal: .9999 Gold
Diameter: 11 mm
Mintage: 15’000 pcs
Karol Wojtyla, who was born in Poland in 1920, led an eventful life. He worked in a
stone quarry during the Second World War to avoid deportation to Germany. He had to
partially work on his theology studies underground.
In 1978, after several posts in the Church and as the first non-Italian since 1523,
he was elected pope John Paul II. Although he was critically injured in an attack in
1981 he remained in office until his death in 2005. He was canonised by Pope Francis