The Holy Father is the most widely traveled pope in history, and the longest reigning Pope since the late 19th century.
In fact, after the first pope, St. Peter himself, only one Pontiff in history has served longer than Pope John Paul II. After more than 100 pilgrimages abroad and 25 years of service as pope, Pope John Paul II is commemorated by this stunning full-color image on brilliant, uncirculated coins struck by the U.S. Mint. The Pope John Paul II U.S. Half Dollar depicts a classic portrait of the Pope.
Appropriately, this coin also features President John F. Kennedy - the first and only Catholic President.
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