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Could you be the person to design the 1916 collector coin?

The Central Bank will issue the coins in the first quarter of next year and it could be your handiwork, if you’re good enough.

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THE CENTRAL BANK of Ireland will issue silver and gold proof coins next year to mark the centenary of the 1916 Rising.

This weekend the bank has published advertisements inviting artists and designers who would be interested in designing the coins to get in touch. Anyone who thinks they could do this part of Ireland’s history justice can submit their CV and samples of previous work for consideration.

Designers will be shortlisted based on their submissions by a panel of experts. Then, shortlisted candidates will be invited to participate in the design competition and will be given a design fee.

The winner will receive a further payment for their design.

In the first quarter of 2016, the coin will be issued by the Central Bank. There will be a €2 circulating coin as well as the gold and silver proof coins to commemorate the centenary.

The closing date for receipt of submissions is 30 January 2015.

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