Ireland: Famed satirist and poet Jonathan Swift features on latest silver coin

December 4, 2017 in Blogs, Collecting, News, Numismatica, Numismatics

By Michael Alexander

The Central Bank of Ireland have officially launched (30th November) their latest silver crown coin which is in recognition of the 350th anniversary of the birth of satirist and poet Jonathan Swift (1667–1745), whose wit and outlook on life in Ireland during his lifetime is remembered from his many works and essays. He is best remembered as the author of Gulliver’s Travels, an adventure story involving several voyages of Lemuel Gulliver, which was first published in 1726. Swift is also widely remembered as having authored “A Modest Proposal,” a satirical commentary which focused on the conditions of poor children in Full article at the source>

Source: (Coin Update News)

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