The series consists of eight coins with the reverse side bearing the technical characteristics that are the same for all countries participating in the single European currency. The obverse side depicts the coat of arms of Pope Francis, Sovereign of Vatican City State, the inscription “Vatican City” and twelve stars. The series is available in two versions: the first with the 20 euro silver coin and the second with the 50 euro gold coin. The 20 euro silver coin, designed by Chiara Principe, is dedicated to a current theme that is very close to Pope Francis’ heart: treatments to counter the pandemic and the need to be vaccinated. The coin depicts a doctor, a nurse and a young person who is ready to receive the vaccine. The Holy Father has repeatedly stressed the importance of vaccination, recalling that healthcare is “a moral obligation”, and it is important to “continue efforts to immunise even the poorest peoples”. The 50 euro gold coin, designed by Marco Ventura, is dedicated to Our Lady of Mercy: the Virgin Mary is shown standing with her mantle outspread under which a multitude of believers find shelter. Depicted as the protector of humanity from the evils of the world, the Madonna was also called “Our Lady of Help.” The four words that surround the figure of the Virgin Mary - “listening, love, help, welcome” - have distinguished the work of Caritas for more than 50 years