Medal: Vatican City VT VNVM SINT (Jubilee) 1975
This medal depicts Jesus Christ uniting two factions, previously at odds with each other. Whether these factions are churches, individuals, Jews and gentiles, different religions, or entire nations is not clear, but VT VNVM SINT, or UT UNUM SINT without the stylized Us, is Latin for 'as one.' This may be a reference to the prayer of Jesus recorded in John 17:21 in the Bible.
The reverse shows buildings of the Vatican in Rome, with annotation ANNO JVBILAEO (another stylized U) meaning 'year of jubilee.' This ties back to Leviticus 25:8ff.
As far as I know, these medals are made only in base metal. If you can find one made of silver (ask a jeweler), it will be worth more. Otherwise values are quite low:
worn: $2 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $4
well preserved: $8
fully uncirculated: $15
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, Genre: Medals
Requested by: Melville, Mon, 06-Jan-2014 14:55:32 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Tue, 07-Jan-2014 00:31:31 GMT
Last review by CoinQuest: Fri, 01-Jan-2016 00:22:18 GMT
Requester description: A medal, Front-2 men shaking both hands with each other with the third in the middle with arms around both of them. The middle person is taller with a beard & thick hair wearing a long robe but exposing his chest, encircled by the letters VT VNVM SINT. Heads of all three men much raised as compared to the remainder flatness of the medal. Rear- A cluster of many Vatican city monuments encircled by the letters ANNO IVBALAI ROME MCMLXXV
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