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Philatelic and Numismatic Office of the Vatican City State

The stamp vending machine of the Vatican Postal Service.

The Philatelic and Numismatic Office of the Vatican City State (Italian: Ufficio Filatelico e Numismatico) is responsible for issuing Vatican postal stamps and Vatican coins.

While Vatican stamps may only be used within the Vatican City State and the quantity of euro coins is limited by treaty with Italy (the total value of all coins minted in 2002 was restricted to €310,400),[1] Vatican coins and stamps serve as an important sign of Vatican sovereignty, and their scarcity and design makes them popular with collectors.

Indeed, public interest in Vatican currency and stamps was considered sufficient to justify a Philatelic and Numismatic Museum (Il Museo Filatelico e Numismatico) which has been opened as part of the Vatican Museums in 2007.[2] Two special stamps about the museum were issued at the museum opening.

Euro coins issued by the Vatican are minted by Italy's Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato (Italian State Mint).[3]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Euro Vaticano". Sala Stampa della Santa Sede. Retrieved 2007-08-14. 
  2. ^ The new Museum
  3. ^ "Article 5". Monetary Agreement between the European Union and the Vatican City State. Vatican City State. Retrieved 2013-01-28. 

External links

  • Vatican Philatelic and Numismatic Office
  • Vatican Philatelic Society
  • Map of the location of the Philatelic and Numismatic Museum


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