Annual Mint Set 2018
This year’s Annual Mint celebrates the Irish folk tales that the people of Ireland have collected and shared throughout history.
Some of medieval Ireland’s most iconic fabled characters are being brought to life with the launch of the Central Bank’s 2018 Annual Mint Set. This year’s Annual Mint set celebrates the Irish folk tales that the people of Ireland have collected and shared throughout history.
The specially designed presentation of the eight circulating coins takes inspiration from some of Ireland’s most captivating legends including the Children of Lir, Cú Chulainn and Deirdre of the Sorrows.
Central to the design of this year’s mint set is a silhouette effect featuring the characters and stories from six of Ireland’s most renowned folklore tales.
Three legends feature on the outer case of the presentation wallet including the tragic Children of Lir, the omniscient Salmon of Knowledge and perhaps Ireland’s most well-known mythical hero, Cú Chulainn. The inside of the slipcase features the Brown Bull of Cooley, the Werewolves of Ossory, as well as Deirdre of the Sorrows.
The 2018 set comes in a beautifully designed presentation wallet and features the stories and characters Ireland’s favourite myths and legends.
The Central Bank’s Annual Mint Set has an issuance date of 30 April 2018 at a price of €29 per piece. This set will include all Irish coin denominations from 1c to €2, dated 2018 and sealed within the wallet for protection. This set has an issue limit of 6,000 pieces.