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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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