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Central Bank got legal alert on Joyce coin

THE Central Bank has declined to comment on revelations that it was warned about potential design and copyright problems before it issued a flawed James Joyce commemorative coin.

The €10 silver coin sold out within two days of being issued last month despite carrying on its front an error in a quotation from Joyce's most famous work, 'Ulysses', alongside an image of the author that was not approved by his estate.

Documents released under Freedom of Information legislation reveal that Department of Finance officials alerted the Central Bank on at least two occasions about the possibility of difficulties with the James Joyce estate over copyright and design of the coin.

Irish Independent