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Ireland Celebrates the 70th Anniversary of Peace in Europe with New Silver Coin

September 14, 2015 in Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Commemorative, Education, History, Irish Coins, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By: Michael Alexander News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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The Central Bank of Ireland has released a new silver crown collector coin observing the 70th anniversary of the day peace returned to the European continent after the surrender of the Axis powers at the end of the Second World War.

The 8th of May, 1945 is commemorated in both Europe and the U.S. as Victory in Europe (V.E.) Day. In 2015, much of the continent marked the 70th anniversary of V.E. day with national celebrations and observations of the important battles that turned the tide of the war in favor of the Allied forces, spelling the end of… Full article at the source>

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Four Fabulous Irish Coins

March 16, 2015 in Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Irish Coins, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By: admin Liberty Coin and Currency Blog

This time of year, everybody is Irish! But what’s that really mean? While many of us picture Ireland with quaint pubs, ornate chapels, and busy cobblestone streets, the most idyllic scenes in Ireland are found in the countryside. It’s there you’ll find Irish wolfhounds trotting alongside horse-drawn carriages, cows grazing in a field, birds flying, […] Full article at the source>

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Pre-euro coins could fetch up to $13,200 at auction

January 15, 2014 in Antique Coins, Auctions, Coins, Collecting, Copper Coins, Irish Coins, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, World Coins

By: Molly Muldoon @MollyMuldoonNYC January 15,2014 (http://www.irishcentral.com/)

Over ten years on from switching to the Euro, collectors are now saying that some of the more scarcely produced Irish currency from before the switch could fetch a pretty penny. Coins from as recent as the 1980s and 1990s are valued at thousands of euros today.

Despite the fact that Ireland officially joining the Euro over ten years ago, there is still up to “€300m worth of punts are still unclaimed for” according to the Central Bank of Ireland. While many of the unclaimed coins and notes probably haven’t changed much in value, some of the more rare pieces have skyrocketed in price today.

For example, the 1985 copper-colored 20p piece that depicts a horse could be worth at least €10,000 in auction. Similarly, the 1992 10p coin could bring in between €5,000 and €10,000. Both of these coins were only produced in very small quantities, making them rare today.

“It’s their very scarcity that makes them so collectable,” says Mike Kelly, one of Ireland’s foremost coin collectors and numismatic experts, speaking to the Irish Independent. “The fact that anomalies like those coins exist gets collectors really excited.”

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Central Bank of Ireland issues John F. Kennedy collector coins

June 27, 2013 in Coins, Collecting, Commemorative, Gold, Gold Coins, Irish Coins, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Silver, Silver Coins

10 and 20 Euro Irish John F. Kennedy Commemorative Gold and Silver coins

10 and 20 Euro Irish John F. Kennedy Commemorative Gold and Silver coins

27 June 2013 by Post Reporter (http://www.businesspost.ie)

The Central Bank of Ireland has launched two collector coins to mark the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s visit to Ireland.

A €10 silver coin and a €20 gold coin both feature an iconic portrait of John F. Kennedy, who becomes the first President of the United States to appear on an Irish coin.

Both coins were designed by Tom Fitzgerald and have an issue limit of 35,000 units; 25,000 units of the €10 silver coin and 10,000 units of the €20 gold coin.

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Central Bank coins the wrong phrase

April 12, 2013 in Coin Errors, Coins, Collecting, Commemorative, Euro Coins, Irish Coins, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins

11/04/2013 (BreakingNews.ie)

There will be a few red faces in the Central Bank today.

They have brought out a silver commemorative coin honouring James Joyce which has an embarrassing mistake on it.
The €10 coin, which is on sale for €46 at the minute (go figure!), has a portrait of Joyce with a misquoted line from his lengthy tome Ulysses.

We’re sure you all know it….

No? Well here it is: “Ineluctable modality of the visible: at least that if no more, thought through my eyes. Signatures of all things I am here to read.”

They are from the third chapter as Stephen Dedalus has a bit of a think on Sandymount Strand.

The Central Bank coin has an extra “that” in the second sentence.

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2013 James Joyce 10 Euro Silver Proof Coin

April 10, 2013 in Coins, Collecting, Commemorative, Euro Coins, Irish Coins, News, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

April 9, 2013 By Michael Alexander (http://news.coinupdate.com)

James Joyce 10 Euro Commemorative Coin

James Joyce 10 Euro Commemorative Coin

The Central Bank of Ireland will launch (10th April) a new coin which honors one of the country’s most creative and influential writers. The new silver crown is issued as part of the EUROPA Silver Star initiative – and this year’s topic for the program is dedicated to featuring well-known artists in several fields. Ireland’s contribution to this series is that of James Joyce (1882 – 1941) considered to be one of the most influential writers in the modernist avant-garde genre of the early 20th century. Joyce is best known for his novel Ulysses published in 1922 which was a landmark work in which the episodes of Homer’s Odyssey are paralleled in an array of contrasting literary styles. Other major works are the short-story collection Dubliners published in 1914.

Born in Dublin, James Joyce was the eldest of ten surviving children. He excelled as a student at the Jesuit schools Clongowes and Belvedere, progressing to University College Dublin. In his early twenties he emigrated permanently to continental Europe, making his home during some periods in Trieste, Paris and eventually settling permanently in Zurich. Though most of his adult life was spent abroad, Joyce’s fictional universe did not extend far beyond Dublin and was influenced greatly by characters who closely resembled family members, enemies and friends from his time there. In 1998, the Modern Library – the American publisher of Joyce’s works ranked Ulysses at Number 1, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man at Number 3, and Finnegans Wake at number 77 on their list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century. Joyce was also named one of the 100 Most Important People of the 20th century by TIME magazine in 1999. Joyce was last seen on Irish currency when he was portrayed on the £10 banknote issued in 1993.

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