Jesus misspelled on thousands of Vatican commemorative medals. Pope Francis' papacy was commemorated on 6,000 medals. According to United Press International on Oct. 11, the typo incorrectly spelled Jesus as "Lesus."
The mint made 200 gold coins, 3,000 silver and 3,000 in bronze, and were briefly on sale at the Vatican Publishing House in St. Peter's Square, until they were recalled.
Jesus misspelled in error on commemorative medals made by the Italian State Mint. The coin or medallion depicts the new pope and has a phrase in Latin around its border, which contains the typo.
At least four of the Jesus misspelled medals were sold and can be expected to become very valuable to collectors. The coin depicts Pope Francis seated before Christ while taking notes. The phrase comes from Homily 21 and tells of Jesus asking even the tax collector to "follow me." According to Pope Francis these were some of the words, which had inspired him to join the Jesuit priesthood. It is also included on the Pope's own coat if arms.
If I were a coin collector this rarity could be interesting to me. The gold version especially, for its rareness and gold content. At today's prices, just the gold can be expected to skyrocket in value.
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