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The abdication of Benedict XVI on 28 February 2013 at 20:00 Roman time.
According to Universi Dominici Gregis after the death of the Pontiff or his abdication, a period of Sede Vacante (Rus. "When the throne vacant, with vacant throne"; from the Latin. sedes vacans — "the Vacant throne"), lasting until the election of a new Pope.
Obverse: In the inner part of the coin coat of arms kamerlengo Tarcisio Bertone. Text in a circle: "CITTA` DEL VATICANO SEDE VACANTE mmxiii place". In the lower part are engraved the names of the artist ("Daniele P.") and of the engraver ("M. C. C. INC."), worked on the design of the coin. On the left – the mint mark in Rome (the letter "R").
In a circle the outer ring is located 12 stars of the European Union.
Reverse: Map of Europe located on the right side. On the background of the map shows six vertical lines. At the ends of these lines are 12 stars. To the left of the card has a numerical value. On the card is a horizontal inscription "EURO"