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€15 Silver Proof Coin 2024-St. Brigid

€15 Silver Proof Coin 2024-St. Brigid
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  • 2024 Sterling silver proof coin comes in presentation box with certificate of authenticity
  • This limited edition commemorative coin is issued to mark 1500 years since the passing of St. Brigid. 
  • Issue limited to 2,000
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This limited edition commemorative coin marks 1500 years since the passing of St. Brigid.

While one tradition says she was born in Louth, St. Brigid has particularly
strong ties to Kildare. Her father was said to be a chieftain and her mother
a slave. By the time she was in her teens she had decided that she would
become a nun and use her faith as a way to help others.
About AD 480, Brigid established a monastery that was the first of its kind
in Ireland that had a place for both men and for women. The monastery
was built beside a giant oak tree and the area became known as Cill Dara
meaning ‘church of oak’. The oak leaf and St. Brigid’s cross have since
become symbols associated with County Kildare.
Many stories and myths surround St. Brigid but all highlight her values; her
dedication to helping the poor, her striving for peace and a more just world
and particularly challenging the traditional view of women’s role in society.
Her life inspired many religious monks and scholars to leave Ireland during
the Middle Ages and promote her values throughout Britain and Europe to the point where she was at times more famous than St. Patrick. Brigid’s influence and message still ring true 1500 years later.

Specifications
Article number IE2414
Product Quality Proof
Metal Sterling Silver
Coin Weight 28.28
Denomination 15
Diameter 38.61
Issue Limit 2,000