1000 Meticais Visit of Pope John Paul II; Silver Proof Issue

1000 Meticais (Visit of Pope John Paul II; Silver Proof Issue) -  obverse1000 Meticais (Visit of Pope John Paul II; Silver Proof Issue) -  reverse

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Features

Issuer Mozambique
Period People's Republic (1975-1990)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 1988
Value 1000 Meticais (1000 MZM)
Currency Old metical (1980-2006)
Composition Silver (.925)
Weight 28.28 g
Diameter 39 mm
Shape Round
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 74641
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 109a,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
Schön# 55a
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Commemorative issue

Visit of Pope John Paul II

Obverse

National arms above value and date.

Lettering:
REPÚBLICA POPULAR DE MOÇAMBIQUE
1000
METICAIS
1988

Translation: People's Republic of Mozambique

Reverse

Bust pope John Paul II right.

Lettering:
PAPA JOÃO PAULO II . VISITA A MOÇAMBIQUE
1988

Engraver: Robert Elderton

Robert Elderton (b. 1948) joined the Royal Mint in 1964 as an apprentice engraver, spending the firtyear full time at Central School of Art and thereafter one day a week at London’s Sir John Cass School of Arts and Crafts until summer 1971. He remained at the Royal Mint until 2002, where he designed numerous coins and medals.

Edge

Reeded

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
1988  3 500 Proof

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