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

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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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