2018 COIN PROGRAMME
There will be three silver proof commemorative coins issued in 2018.
€15 Silver Proof Rory Gallagher Coin, as part of the 3-year Modern Irish Musicians Series
This will be the first coin in a 3 year series called ‘Modern Irish Musicians.’ The Rory Gallagher coin will commemorate the 70th anniversary of his birth in 1948.
There will be 3,000 coins in this limited issue. This coin will be launched in September 2018. The other coins in this series will be issued to honour Phil Lynott (2019) and Luke Kelly (2020).
€15 Silver Proof Coin to Commemorate Bram Stoker’s Dracula
This coin will commemorate the life of Abraham Stoker, the author of the novel Dracula, which was published in 1897.
This coin will be launched the end of October to coincide with Halloween.
€15 Silver Proof Coin to Mark 100 Years since Women Were first Granted the Right to Vote in Ireland
This coin will mark the centenary since women were first granted the right to vote in Ireland in 1918. The coin will be launched in November 2018.
2019 COIN PROGRAMME
2019 will mark the centenary of the first sitting of Dáil Éireann, in Dublin’s Mansion House. This took place on 21 January 2019, the same day as the outbreak of the Irish War of Independence. To mark this significant event in Irish history the following commemorative coin products will be issued:
- Half-ounce Commemorative Gold Proof Coin
- Proof Set
- Annual Mint Set
There will be two silver proof commemorative coins issued in 2019.
€15 Silver Proof Coin to Commemorate 100 Years since the First Trans-Atlantic Flight
On 15 June 1919 the first trans-Atlantic flight in history, flown by aviators John Alcock and Arthur Brown, landed in Clifden Co. Galway. This was the first crossing of the Atlantic-Ocean by aeroplane in less than 72 consecutive hours.
€15 Silver Proof Phil Lynott Coin, as part of the 3-year Modern Irish Musicians Series
This will be the second coin in the three year series called ‘Modern Irish Musicians.’ The Phil Lynott coin will commemorate the 70th anniversary of his birth in 1949. The coin follows the Rory Gallagher coin in 2018 and will be superseded by a coin to commemorate the 80th anniversary since the birth of Luke Kelly.