Phil Lynott €15 Silver Proof Coin 2019
- Sterling silver proof coin comes in presentation box with certificate of authenticity
- Part of the ‘Modern Musician Series’
- This limited edition commemorative coin is issued to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the birth of Irish music legend Phil Lynott.
This limited edition commemorative coin is issued to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the birth of Irish music legend Phil Lynott.
Lynott was born in the West Midlands of England but grew up in Dublin with his grandparents. After fronting several bands, Lynott formed Thin Lizzy in 1969. The band first found success with “Whiskey in the Jar”, followed by several hits in mid-1970s with songs such as “The Boys Are Back in Town”, “Jailbreak”, “The Rocker” and “Waiting for an Alibi”. Lynott also enjoyed success as a solo artist with two albums producing the hits “Dear Miss Lonelyhearts”, “King’s Call” and “Old Town”, the music video for the latter famously showing Phil walking through the streets of his hometown Dublin.
Phil Lynott sadly passed away in 1986 at the age of 36 but his music and legacy continues to endure and inspire music lovers worldwide. The coin designer, Sandra Deiana, captures Phil Lynott’s presence on stage with his bass guitar, a scene so recognisable to music fans.