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Ireland: Latest silver Proof collector coins in “Modern Irish Musicians” series feature Phil Lynott

The Central Bank of Ireland has announced (6th November) that they will release their latest collector coins which is part of the series entitled “Modern Irish Musicians” that launched last year. The new silver Proof coins feature the singer Phil Lynott (1949–1986) and coincide with the 70th anniversary of his birth

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Ireland: Centenary of first trans-Atlantic flight celebrated on new silver crown coin

On behalf of the Minister for Finance, the Central Bank of Ireland has issued (10th July) €15 silver Proof coins to mark the centenary anniversary of transatlantic aviation. It was on the 15th June 1919 that John Alcock and Arthur Brown landed their Vickers Vimy airplane in a bog near Clifden County, Galway

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Ireland: Latest mint set highlights centenary anniversary of the first Irish Parliament

The Central Bank of Ireland has announced (13th June) the sale of the 2019-dated mint set whose theme this year is the centenary anniversary of the first assembly of the Irish Parliament, or “Dáil Éireann,” which occurred for the first time on the 21st January 1919. Governance of the new nation began on the 21st January and was conducted in the Irish (Gaelic) language to mark the symbolic nature of the meeting

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Ireland: Central Bank issues new commemorative €2 celebrating centenary anniversary of first Parliament

The Central Bank of Ireland unveiled (31st December) the design for their upcoming commemorative €2 coin issue, which, this year was issued in celebration of the establishment of the Irish Parliament (or Dial), which assembled for the first time on the 21st January 1919.
The Dáil Éireann (Assembly of Ireland) was the pre-independent, unicameral parliament of the Irish Republic that was established from 1919 to 1922, initially formed by 73 Sinn Féin Members of Parliament elected during the 1918 general election in the United Kingdom
— of which Ireland was still part of

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Ireland: Central Bank issues new commemorative €2 celebrating centenary anniversary of first Parliament

The Central Bank of Ireland unveiled (31st December) the design for their upcoming commemorative €2 coin issue, which, this year was issued in celebration of the establishment of the Irish Parliament (or Dial), which assembled for the first time on the 21st January 1919.
The Dáil Éireann (Assembly of Ireland) was the pre-independent, unicameral parliament of the Irish Republic that was established from 1919 to 1922, initially formed by 73 Sinn Féin Members of Parliament elected during the 1918 general election in the United Kingdom
— of which Ireland was still part of

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€2 Coin Commemorating the Centenary of the Meeting of the First Dáil Launched at Mansion House

Central Bank of Ireland…. The Central Bank of Ireland will issue one million €2 coins in 2019 to commemorate the centenary of the meeting of the First Dáil in the Mansion House on 21 January 1919. Governor Philip R. Lane launched this special €2 coin at the Mansion House today, in the presence of An […]

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World Coin News – Silver Proof Commemorative Marks 100 Years Since Irish Women Got the Vote

By Central Bank of Ireland ……   €15 silver proof coin marks 100 years since Irish women won the right to vote Coin presented by Deputy Governor Sharon Donnery to the Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghaíl TD, and Chairperson of the Oireachtas Vótáil 100 Committee, Senator Ivana Bacik Limited to 3,000 pieces it is the […]

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Ireland: Latest collector crown coin salutes Bram Stoker’s Dracula in time for Halloween 2018

The Central Bank of Ireland has officially launched (24th October) their latest collector coin which is in salute to the work of Bram Stoker, author of one of the world’s most chilling novels: Dracula.
As Halloween approaches, the Central Bank of Ireland has launched these commemorative coins in salute to one of the world’s scariest tales and the Dublin-born author who penned this famous novel

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Ireland: Presentation and official launch of latest collector coin honouring singer Rory Gallagher

The Central Bank of Ireland has officially unveiled and launched their new silver collector coins which feature singer Rory Gallagher (1948–1995) that are the first in a three-coin series entitled “Modern Irish Musicians.”
The coin commemorates the world-renowned musician with an image of Rory Gallagher playing the guitar against a backdrop of a vinyl record over an image of a map of the world

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Ireland: New silver Proof coin honouring Rory Gallagher launches “Modern Irish Musicians” series

The Central Bank of Ireland has unveiled (18th July) the design of their upcoming collector coin which is the first in a numismatic series entitled “Modern Irish Musicians.” The series begins with coins honouring the talent of musician Rory Gallagher (1948–1995) and also remembers what would have been his 70th birthday

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World Coin News – Irish Myth Retold Through Ireland’s 2018 Mint Set

By Central Bank of Ireland…. On April 30, the Central Bank of Ireland (Banc Ceannais na hÉireann) issued the 2018 Annual Mint Set, which pays tribute to Ireland’s ancient Celtic myths and legends. The Annual Mint Set is now available to order at a price of €29 per set. The 2018 Annual Mint set commemorates […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for Feb. 9, 2018: Germans Love Cash, Inside Jobs, Crypto Crash…

By Coinweek Coin News Wire …. Coin News Wire for February 9, 2018 Brain Food 1.) Digital != crypto != virtual I suspect that the Telegraph’s confusion may have arisen because of the tendency amongst management consultants (and others) to conflate the two entirely different kinds of electronic money: a cryptocurrency and a digital currency are […]

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Ireland: Famed satirist and poet Jonathan Swift features on latest silver coin

The Central Bank of Ireland have officially launched (30th November) their latest silver crown coin which is in recognition of the 350th anniversary of the birth of satirist and poet Jonathan Swift (1667–1745), whose wit and outlook on life in Ireland during his lifetime is remembered from his many works and essays. He is best remembered as the author of Gulliver’s Travels, an adventure story involving several voyages of Lemuel Gulliver, which was first published in 1726

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CoinWeek News Wire for December 1, 2017: Take a Knee, Not Elon, the Red Kettle

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for December 1, 2017 Brain Food 1.) Vasilopita – An Important Greek Celebration for New Year Vasilopita literally means St. Basil’s Cake, which contains a hidden coin baked inside. This “New Year’s Cake” is a highly esteemed Orthodox tradition worldwide, having its origins in the 4th century… 2.) History […]

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New Irish €15 Commemorative Coin Honors Jonathan Swift’s 350th Anniversary

By Central Bank of Ireland….   Limited-edition silver coin issued commemorating the life of one of Ireland’s best known authors, Jonathan Swift Commemorative Coin launched on the 350th anniversary of Jonathan Swift’s birth on November 30, 1667 Coin available to purchase for €60 on collectorcoins.ie from December 7 The Central Bank of Ireland has launched […]

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Ireland: Latest Europa silver coin issue features Dublin’s own Ha’Penny Bridge

The Central Bank of Ireland debuted their latest silver collector coin which is issued in conjunction with the ongoing Europa collector-coin series. This year’s design features Dublin’s iconic and beloved landmark, the Ha’penny Bridge

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Ireland: Latest Europa silver coin issue features Dublin’s own Ha’Penny Bridge

The Central Bank of Ireland debuted their latest silver collector coin which is issued in conjunction with the ongoing Europa collector-coin series. This year’s design features Dublin’s iconic and beloved landmark, the Ha’penny Bridge

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Ireland Issues €10 Silver Proof Coin Honoring Dublin’s Ha’Penny Bridge

By Central Bank of Ireland…. Limited-edition coin commemorating the iconic Ha’Penny Bridge in Dublin Coin issued as part of the European Silver ‘Great Ages of Europe’ Program Coin available to buy for €60 on collectorcoins.ie A new €10 limited-edition silver proof coin has been launched by the Central Bank of Ireland commemorating the Ha’Penny Bridge […]

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Ireland launches latest silver coin in ongoing Science and Inventions series honouring Sir Charles Parsons

The Central Bank of Ireland have launched their next silver Proof collector coin which pays tribute to the achievements of engineer Sir Charles Algernon Parsons (1854–1931). The coin is part of the bank’s ongoing series of “Irish Science and Inventions,” which was first launched in 2014

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Ireland launches latest silver coin in ongoing Science and Inventions series honouring Sir Charles Parsons

The Central Bank of Ireland have launched their next silver Proof collector coin which pays tribute to the achievements of engineer Sir Charles Algernon Parsons (1854–1931). The coin is part of the bank’s ongoing series of “Irish Science and Inventions,” which was first launched in 2014

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Ireland to Release Latest Irish Science & Inventions Silver Proof Coin

New collector coin website now online By Central Bank of Ireland …..   The Central Bank of Ireland is delighted to announce that the new-and-improved collectorcoins.ie is now live. The new website will provide for an efficient and reliable service for the purchase of collector coins and will purchase replace the existing phone service. Step […]

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World Coin News – Bank of Ireland Releases 2017 Mint Set

By Central Bank of Ireland ….. The Central Bank of Ireland 2017 Annual Mint Set will be Available to Order from today 10 July 2017. The cost of the set is € 29. Postal charges of € 5.54 apply within the Republic of Ireland. The theme of this year’s Annual Mint Set is “Irish Lighthouses […]

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World Coin News – Bank of Ireland Releases 2017 Mint Set

By Central Bank of Ireland …..   The Central Bank of Ireland 2017 Annual Mint Set will be Available to Order from today 10 July 2017. The cost of the set is €29. Postal charges of €5.54 apply within the Republic of Ireland. The theme of this year’s Annual Mint Set is “Irish Lighthouses and […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for June 9, 2017

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for June 9, 2017 Brain Food 1.) Vikings knew how to maintain trust in their money By the 880s the Vikings had taken over the territory of all but the West Saxons but they provided their subjugated peoples with money they knew – in the form of imitations of […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for February 17, 2017

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for February 17, 2017 Brain Food 1.) A walk through the coinage of ancient India “The first known coins of India, the silver bent bars of the Gandhara Janapada region (Afghanistan, which was part of India), were punch marked coins with symbols of flowers on each side dated 2500 […]

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Ireland Issues €10 Silver Proof Eileen Gray Commemorative Coin

By Central Bank of Ireland …. Collector coin celebrating renowned Irish designer and architect Eileen Gray First collector coin issued by the Central Bank commemorating the achievements of an Irish woman Coin will be on sale from November 30 On November 30, the Central Bank of Ireland issued a €10 limited edition silver proof collector […]

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Central Bank Releases Easter Rising Gold, Silver Proof Coins

By Central Bank of Ireland…. The Central Bank of Ireland is releasing gold and silver proof coins to mark the centenary of the Proclamation of the Irish Republic on April 24 1916. The coins, designed by Michael Guilfoyle, depict the statue of Hibernia in front of key words and phrases from the Proclamation. Paul Molumby, […]

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Irish Central Bank Releases Easter Rising Gold, Silver Proof Coins

By Central Bank of Ireland …. The Central Bank of Ireland is releasing gold and silver proof coins to mark the centenary of the Proclamation of the Irish Republic on April 24 1916. The coins, designed by Michael Guilfoyle, depict the statue of Hibernia in front of key words and phrases from the Proclamation. Paul […]

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Central Bank Issues Coin Commemorating Irish Poet William Butler Yeats

The Central Bank of Ireland has launched a €15 limited issue silver proof collector coin to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the birth of William Butler Yeats [1865 – 1939], the Irish poet and Nobel laureate. Speaking at the launch at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin, Central Bank Commission member, Des Geraghty said, “This coin honours […]

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Central Bank of Ireland Governor Patrick Honohan Presentation on Irish Currency

By Patrick Honohan, Governor of the Central Bank of Ireland…. Currency Choices in Ireland Past and Present Introduction A certain nostalgia has recently been evident, south of the border, for the sterling link period before 1979, when Bank of England notes circulated alongside the Irish pound. But are those traditionalists looking at history through rose-tinted […]

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CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan unboxes a cool coin that recently arrived at the CoinWeek offices. Its a 2015 Irish 15 euro coin in .999 fine silver. Fans of Irish coins and those with a penchant for physics will enjoy the coin as it honors famous Irish physicist Ernest Walton.  Those who like world coins will definitely want […]

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Central Bank of Ireland Urges Citizens to Spend “Copper” Coins

By CoinWeek News Staff The Central Bank of Ireland issued a press release today urging Irish citizens to use their 1c and 2c euro coins. According to the Central Bank, people do not use the small denomination copper-plated steel coins and end up saving or hoarding them instead. And since 1c and 2c coins are […]

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