Annual Mint Set 2016
1916 Remembered: 100 Years of the Proclamation
The Ireland Annual Mint Set for 2016 commemorates in text and pictures the events around the Easter Rising and the Proclamation of the Irish Republic. For the centenary celebration of the Easter Rising and the Proclamation of the Irish Republic the Central Bank of Ireland issued a commemorative €2 coin into circulation – the first to be issued to mark an event in Irish history. Central to its design is the figure of Hibernia who stands atop the GPO building in Dublin. Hibernia bore witness to the events of 1916 and for the one hundred years since she has seen the nation blossom before her. She continues to look forward and is a symbol of the past, present and future of this country. Designed by Emmet Mullins this commemorative coin is offered to collectors in this Uncirculated Coin Set, which also contains all the 8 other standard circulating Euro coins dated 2016. This is the perfect memento for this historic centenary.