Thursday 18 January 2018

Central Bank to release coins to mark 100 years since Irish Proclamation

Repro Free: Thursday 10th March 2016. Picture Jason Clarke.
Repro Free: Thursday 10th March 2016. Picture Jason Clarke.
Michael Cogley

Michael Cogley

The Central Bank is to release silver and gold proof coins to mark the centenary of the Proclamation of the Irish Republic on April 24.

The coins, which were designed by Michael Guilfoyle, depict the statue of the Hibernia in front of words and phrases from the proclamation.

Central Bank currencies director Paul Molumby said the coins are being released to commemorate an important event in Irish history.

"The design of the coins reflects back to the GPO and its association with the Easter Rising and the reading of the Proclamation, which was read by Patrick Pearse outside the GPO in 1916.”

Amongst the products that can be bought from 9.30am this morning are a silver proof coin and a quarter ounce gold coin.

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