This thirty-year old coin appears to show an image of a plane emitting an aerosol over the world on one side and John Paul II on the other.
800,000 of these 100 lire Vatican City coins were put into circulation in 1985. The lira, (plural lire), was the currency of the Vatican City between 1929 and 2002, at which time this stainless steel coin went out of circulation.
At a glance it seems to symbolize a form of world domination via weather modification. Is it a coincidence that thirteen years later, the new pope, Pope Francis is talking about “climate change” and the need to take action? Maybe not.