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Ireland: The 2018/2019 Program
« on: January 20, 2019, 02:01:09 PM »
The Irish central bank has an overview of its 2018-2019 collector coins here. It lists the three €15 pieces issued in 2018 ...

* Bram Stoker's "Dracula" (see this topic)
* Rory Gallagher (1948-1995) born 70 years ago (Modern Irish Musicians series) and
* 100 Years Voting Rights for Women

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Re: Ireland: The 2018/2019 Program
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2019, 02:09:27 PM »
Oops, here is the Rory Gallagher coin image. :) All three are surcharged proof-only issues.

The 2019 designs are not known yet; there will be two €15 collector coins it seems:
* 100 Years of Transatlantic Aviation, and
* Phil Lynott (1949-1986), of Thin Lizzy fame, born 70 years ago.

Edit - The design competitions for the two 2019 coins are still in full swing. See here ...

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Re: Ireland: The 2018/2019 Program
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2019, 06:40:38 PM »
As for the Dracula coin issued in 2018, apparently there was no specific anniversary such as Stoker's birth or death anniversary, or x years since the first publication of "Dracula". The central bank merely says "This coin will be launched the end of October to coincide with Halloween." Spooky. ;)

Artists who are interested in the design competition for the 2019 issues need to submit their information (CV, previous works) by 29 January. The central bank will then invite candidates ...

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Re: Ireland: The 2018/2019 Program
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2019, 06:08:55 PM »
This is the collector coin that honors Phil Lynott. He was born in 1949, thus 70 years ago, and died in 1986. There will be an official presentation on Tuesday (26 Nov) at St. Kevin’s College in Crumlin (Dublin area) where Lynott went to school. The Irish president Michael D. Higgins will attend the event.

The face value is €15, but this is a surcharged collector coin. Issue limit 3,000 pieces, price 65 euro. Next year the third - and last, I think - piece in this series will be issued. The 2020 coin will feature Luke Kelly (The Dubliners).

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Re: Ireland: The 2018/2019 Program
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2019, 07:28:16 PM »
Let me quickly the other two collector coins that Ireland issued in 2019. One commemorates the 100th anniversary of the first transatlantic flight; the other one is about the centenary of the first Dáil Éireann session.

That first non-stop flight across the Atlantic Ocean, in June 1919, went from St. John’s (Newfoundland, Canada) to Clifden (Co. Galway, Ireland). The landing was a crash rather than smooth, but the two pilots were not injured. This silver piece has a face value of €15, the issue limit is 3,000 pieces. Price about 65 euro.

The Dáil Éireann gold coin (1/2 oz, Au9999) has the same design as the commemorative €2 coin issued on the same occasion. Face value €100, issue limit 1,000 pieces. Price about 900 euro.

The other side of each coin is the same for all Irish collector coins: The harp in the center, plus the country name in Irish and the year.

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