Vatican 2 Euro 2016 Vatican Police Proof
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In the year 1816 the Vatican Police were founded. Until 1970 it was a Papal Guard. From 1970 the Swiss Guard continued as Military Guard and the police continued in its current structure. The official name of the police is the æCorpo di Vigilanza dello Stato della Citta del VaticanoÆ. The duties of the Vatican Police are comparable to the duties of the police of other countries, including safety and security, protection of persons and places, etc. There are about 125 members of the Vatican Police. Because the Vatican City Police Corps was founded 200 years ago a special 2 Euro coin has been issued. On the face of the coin the dome of St. Peter and a Vatican police officer are depicted. At the bottom of the coin is the country name Citta del Vaticano. At the top of the coin is the text "Corpo Della Gendarmeria" and the years 1816 and 2016. The Quality of this coin is Proof. A coin in the quality Proof is struck with a special stamp. After about 10,000 copies, the stamp is replaced with a new one to ensure the highest quality coins. The coin is presented in a luxury package and is supplied with a certificate. The issue of this coin is limited to only 10,000 copies.