Vatican Recalled 6,000 Pope Francis Medals Due to Jesus Spelling Error

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As part of an effort to commemorate the start of Francis' papacy, approximately 6,000 medals were produced by the Italian State Mint to honor the church authority. However, on every single one of the pieces, the word Jesus was misspelled, causing an abrupt and urgent recall.

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Recently, as part of an effort to commemorate the start of Pope Francis' papacy, approximately 6,000 medals were produced by the Italian State Mint to honor the church authority but, on every single one of the pieces, Jesus was misspelled, causing an abrupt and urgent recall.

The word Jesus had been stamped around the edge of each medal, however an L was inserted in place of what should have been the letter J, making it read ‘Lesus’. The medallions had originally been put on sale at the Vatican Publishing House in St Peter's Square, but after the crucial error was caught, they were quickly taken off display.

The medals varied in material, 200 were crafted from gold, 3,000 in silver and the remaining 3,000 were bronze. Aside from the spelling mistake, the medals were beautiful and extremely intricate, featuring a portrait of Pope Francis on the obverse side.

Prior to the quick recall and withdrawal of the metals, four were sold. Experts believe the value of those will go through the roof due to the rarity.

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