€10 Silver Proof Coin 2015
Marking the 70th Anniversary of the end of World War II
In 2015 European mints issued commemorative coins to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II and 70 years of peace in Europe. These coins form part of the Europa Star series. As part of this series, the Central Bank of Ireland, on behalf of the Department of Finance, is issuing a limited edition silver collector coin. This limited issue €10 collector coin marks seventy years of peace in Europe with a decorative design featuring an arrangement of doves bearing olive branches.
The design is by renowned numismatic artist, Michael Guilfoyle. The obverse of the coin bears the traditional symbol of Ireland, the Irish harp, based on the Brian Boru Harp. This €10 collector coin has been struck to the highest proof quality in .925 Sterling Silver and is enclosed within its own elegant presentation case. This commemorative issue is limited to only 8,000 silver coins.
Michael Guilfoyle studied coin and medal design at the Royal Mint and has over thirty years experience as a numismatic artist and designer. Michael has designed coins and medals for countries throughout the world but is best known to coin collectors for his coin designs for Ireland, including those commemorating Sir William Rowan Hamilton, Skellig Michael and Saint Brendan.
|Designer Reverse||Michael Guilfoyle|