The first meeting of Dáil Éireann was held in 1919 and it was the beginning of a long journey of law-making and politics that shaped our country into the progressive democracy it is today. Governance of our new nation began on the 21st of January and was conducted in the Irish language to mark the symbolic nature of the meeting. The coin design depicts the meeting place that was the Round Room of the Mansion House. Its large rotunda arcs above the vast congregation assembled at that inaugural meeting and the words “An Chéad Dáil, 1919” are scribed in a traditional uncial font.
Emmet Mullins is a designer, art director and illustrator based in Dublin and has previously designed Irish commemorative coins.
The proof coin comes in a presentation box with a certificate of authenticity. This limited issue commemorative coin has been struck in Au 999.9 gold proof quality and is limited to 1,000 pieces. The diameter of the coin in 28mm and it weighs ½ ounce.
|Designer Reverse||Emmet Mullins|