Vintage Brass Pope Pius Xii 1950 Vatican Jubileum Medal In Sterling Silver Bezel
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Vintage Brass Pope Pius Xii 1950 Vatican Jubileum Medal In Sterling Silver Bezel:
Friends, this listing is for a well lovedVintage BRASS Pope Pius XII 1950 VATICAN JUBILEUM MEDAL Made in Italy (designedby Publio Morofferucci and the Lorioli Fratelli)and Mounted in a Sterling Silver Bezel. In1950, Pope Pius XII - called for a Jubilee Year of Remission which this medal commemorates. On the front are the raised letters:PIVS XII . P . M . A . JVB . MCMLsurrounding the profile of Pius the 12th facing left issuing a blessing with skullcap and stole. On the back are the raised letters:MAGNAE REVERSIONIS ET REMISSIONIS ANNVS / 1950against a background of St. Peter's Basilica behind from which rises eight angels lifting a cross to the Holy Spirit represented by a radiant dove.
This Medal is in FAIR condition with HEAVY wear and a NICE patina for its age. The Bezel has done it's job of protecting the medal over the years as it's bent and dented on one side. The medal measures 1 inch in diameter and the bezel is 1/8 inch wide. Plus, it weighs 7.7 grams.
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In 1950, a few years after World War II, Pius XII called for a Vatican Jubilee Holy Year with the following indications: the sanctification of souls through prayer and penance and unfailing faith in Christ and the Church; action for peace and protection of the Holy Places; defense of the Church against constant attacks by her enemies; prayers for the gift of faith for those in error, and for unbelievers; the promotion of social justice and assistance of the poor and needy. It was during this year that the Pope defined the Assumption into Heaven of Mary, the Mother of Jesus, as a dogma of the Catholic faith. (November 1st, 1950).
Why the comparison with a Mercury Dime??
First of all, the Mercury Dime (or Winged Liberty Head dime) was produced by the United States government from 1916 to 1945. The coin weighs 2.5 grams and is composed of 90% silver and 10% copper. Today's current Roosevelt dime for example is composed of 0% silver.
When I believe a Silver medal or charmhas some age to it, using a Mercury Dime from 1943 (almost 70 years old and 90% real silver) in a picture together with the charm or medal can be an invaluable aid in judging age. The comparison shows you what the standard patina and wear really look like on a 70 year old coin and you can judge for yourself whether the charm/medal has more or less wear/patina than the coin and is, therefore, more or less old than the coin.
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