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These gold and silver coins with phrases from the Proclamation have been released today

The Central Bank also released 4.5 million commemorative €2 coins into general circulation earlier this year.

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THE CENTRAL BANK has released gold and silver proof coins to mark the centenary of the Proclamation of the Irish Republic.

The coins depict the statue of Hibernia in front of key words and phrases from the Proclamation.

Paul Molumby, Director of Currency and Facilities Management at the Bank said: “We are releasing these coins to commemorate an important event in Irish history.

The design of the coins reflects back to the GPO and its association with the Easter Rising and the reading of the Proclamation, which was read by Patrick Pearse outside the GPO in 1916.”

They were designed by Michael Guilfoyle and all proof coins come with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity testifying to the issue limit.

The following coins became available to buy from 9.30 this morning:

  • Silver proof coin
  • Quarter ounce gold coin
  • Half ounce gold coin
  • Double set: silver proof coin and quarter ounce gold coin

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Earlier this year, the Central Bank released 4.5 million commemorative €2 coins into general circulation from 20 January to mark the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising and the Proclamation of the Irish Republic.

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These coins are also available in a number of collectable products for sale, including:

  • €2 Uncirculated Coin Card
  • €2 Uncirculated Coin Bookmark
  • 2016 Annual Mint Set containing the 9 2016 dated coins and a commemorative booklet
  • 2016 €2 Proof Quality Cased Coin
  • 2016 Proof Quality 9 Coin Set (including commemorative booklet)

More information on all the coins available to buy can be found here

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