A Tribute in Silver to Percy Metcalfe's Classic Irish Coin Design
It was in 1928 when the first coins of the Irish Free State were released into circulation. The designs, by Percy Metcalfe, were chosen for their depiction of agriculture which was essential to the economy of Ireland at the time. These designs graced Irish coinage up until the adoption of the Euro in 2002.
In honour of these magnificent designs the Central Bank of Ireland is issuing three new €15 silver coins. Last year the series launched with the extremely popular horse coin. This year the second in the series pays tribute to the Irish Salmon. Originally featured on the Florin, this modern interpretation of the original design is by renowned designer Emmet Mullins.
The magnificent coin, struck to Proof quality in sterling .925 silver, will be of great interest not only to coin collectors, but also to all animal lovers around the world. These commemorative coins are strictly limited to only 12,000 for collectors worldwide.
The coins will be launched on 10th October 2011 and orders will be despatched shortly after the launch.
Date of Issue: 10th October 2011
Design: Emmet Mullins
Face Value: 15 Euro
Fineness: Sterling Silver (.925 Ag)
source: Central Bank of Ireland (brochure)
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