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07 Sep 2022

Coins The Magic They Do

Coins | Mike

What do coins do? Well we buy items with them. We collect them. But what they really do is bring us all together. No matter what religion race creed or what country your from once you sign on to this site we are all one.

Think about it. We all have this one thing in common. We share them with each other. Tell the history of them.But most of all we learn. Now the coins below are coins of two Popes. Were ever a Pope goes he is followed by millions. Why to see a man of peace.
This is not a religious blog. Its about two beautiful coins I was very lucky to get. Enlarge the pictures and look at the coins and the C.O.A. Look at the mintange. Very low.That's what I meant when I said I was one of the lucky ones. Because of there beauty.
...One is of a man called Pope John Paul the 11.The other is of Pope Francis. He made a visit to the United States. And they made a beautiful coin to commemorate this journey. That was in 2015. The second coin is to commemorate the Saint hood of Pope John Paul the Second. He was born in Poland so the Poland Mint made the coin. By the way the Pope does not need a passport but has one!

..Now the packaging of that coin came in wood. It is suspended in air in a clear plastic. It is a sight to see. It looks like its just there not being held by anything. Very well done. The box is cardboard but once you open it you have to be impressed.

.I brought these coins to show its not about religion. They honor two men of peace. It doesn't matter what religion they are. They teach the same thing. Peace . Help those who needs it. These are things every religion do. They dedicate there life to this cause just like other men of peace. I often wonder what we would be like if Martin Luther King and JohnF. Kennedy were not killed. I believe we would be in a peaceful nation. The hungry feed the homeless given shelter. Those two men were taken before there time. They had allot of work to do together. Them and others. We all saw Rodney King get beat almost to death by police officers. What did he say " Can't We All Just Get Along " men of peace.

This is what coins do for us. I have no idea who my friends are!. I don't know who or were they come from or there beliefs. But when I sign on I know one thing. Coins do bring us together!! Hope you enjoyed this blog. Stay well. Mike.

This is what coins bring to us! Please ENLARGE THE C.O.A. AND THE PICTUTPRES. YOU WILL SEE THE MINTAGE!





Comments

AC coin$

Level 6

Mike, loved your insight, I knew about that already. However, your words are the ones that should have precedence. Thanks much.

AC coin$

Level 6

Magnificent blog .

AC coin$

Level 6

Reformer Pope Francis I, as elloquent and brilliant is an organizer of the Church, coming from Argentina this Jesuit Cardinal hopped in the Peter's throne in the midst of Vatican turnmoil after the German born Pope Benedict XVI Ratzinger quit his mandate. Francis I, the reformer, elevated to Sainthood beloved Polish born John Paul II, known earlier as Karol. John Paul II faced the forgiveness act before the Jews and Orthodoxs. Popes have had to face troubled times and the paradox of a changing Church. Thanks Mike, beautiful images and contents. Oh, by the way, what I have written here is from my mind files, also known as bibliography.

Mike

Level 7

You left out my favorite Pope John the XX111 Pope Benedict XV1 was his chosen name. Before Pope he was cardinal Ratzinger. One of the best theologians in the church. Do you know why he stepped down? Liberals. He saw the way the church was going and wanted no part of it. And yes Pope Francis did not do a forgiveness act. He said They are our older brothers!

Longstrider

Level 6

Hmm. I didn't know the Pope does not need a passport. I didn't expect to learn from this blog. Great coins Mike and great sentiment. We need more people of peace. Thanks.

Kepi

Level 6

Coins do bring us all closer together. These are very beautiful! Nice blog Mike! Enjoyed the photos too! ; )

coinsbygary

Level 5

I often try to weave my Christian faith into my coin descriptions. It is as you say. We bring our commonality through coins to this blog. However, we are all much more than coins, and each of us brings other aspects of our lives to this blog. We all learn and grow by respecting others and their world views and experiences.

TCHTrove

Level 4

Very well said!

I. R. Bama

Level 5

The are very fine coins!

It's Mokie

Level 6

Mike, this old atheist thinks you are one of the nicest people around. Thanks for sharing your passion and your beautiful coins. Numismatics DOES bring us together.

Rebelfire76

Level 4

I collect challenge coins as well. Challenge coins have a history dating back to WW I. But now I have many that were traded or obtained through the various fire departments I’ve interacted with it. So I totally agree with your statement about how coins bring us together, regardless of what is on the coin, or who the coin is from or about. But the sharing of history, tradition, and education about coins plays a huge role in numismatics.

TCHTrove

Level 4

Very wonderful coins, and very wonderful thoughts! As I’m sure, from a very wonderful friend. Interesting fact there as well, about the Pope not needing a passport. I did not know that. Thanks for sharing Mike!

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