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Irish Euro Gold and Silver Commemorative coins

  • 06-12-2012 4:29pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 1,433 ✭✭✭ DMcL1971


    List of all the Euro commemoratives that have been released so far. The information in this table should be accurate as it is gotten from the Central Bank advertising leaflets.

    If anyone would like copies of all these tables in Excel format, with a few extra columns. Feel free to send me a Private Message PM containing your E-Mail address and I would be happy to send it to you.

    Year|Face Value|Subject|Release Date|Mintage|Diameter|Weight(g)|Material|Original Price|Packaging
    2003|5 Euro|Special Olympics|15/04/2003|25000|28.40|14.19|Copper-Nickel|10|Presentation Card
    2003|10 Euro|Special Olympics|15/04/2003|30000|38.61|28.28|Silver 925|30|Green Box, Red Case
    2004|10 Euro|EU Presidency|08/04/2004|50000|38.61|28.34|Silver 925|30|Black Box, Black Case
    2005|10 Euro|William Hamilton|20/05/2005|30000|38.61|28.28|Silver 925|32|Black Box, Black Case
    2006|10 Euro|Samuel Beckett|02/05/2006|30000|38.61|28.50|Silver 925|32|Black Box, Black Case
    2006|20 Euro|Samuel Beckett|02/05/2006|15000|13.92|1.24|Gold 999|50|Black Box, Black Case
    2006|10 and 20 Euro|Double Set Samuel Beckett|02/05/2006|5000||||80|Black Box, Black Case
    2007|2 Euro|Treaty of Rome|17/04/2007|15000|25.72|8.45|Copper-Nickel|7|Presentation Card
    2007|15 Euro|Ivan Mestrovic|15/02/2007|8000|37.00|24.00|Silver 925|40|Green Box, Green Case
    2007|10 and 20 Euro|Double Set Mestrovic|17/02/2007|1000||||100|Green Box, Green Case
    2007|10 Euro|European Culture|11/09/2007|30000|38.61|28.28|Silver 925|35|Black Box, Black Case
    2007|20 Euro|European Culture|11/09/2007|20000|13.92|1.24|Gold 999|50|Black Box, Black Case
    2007|10 and 20 Euro|Double Set European Culture|11/09/2007|5000||||85|Black Box, Black Case
    2008|10 Euro|Sceilig Mhichil Island|23/04/2008|20000|38.61|28.28|Silver 925|36|Black Box, Black Case
    2008|20 Euro|Sceilig Mhichil Island|23/04/2008|10000|13.92|1.24|Gold 999|55|Black Box, Black Case
    2008|10 and 20 Euro|Double Set Sceilig Mhichil Island|23/04/2008|5000||||90|Black Box, Black Case
    2008|5 Euro|Polar Year|03/09/2008|4000|28.00|8.52|Silver 925|50|Wine Box, Wooden Case
    2008|100 Euro|Polar Year|03/09/2008|1000|28.00|15.50|Gold 999|395|Wine Box, Wooden Case
    2008|10 and 20 Euro|Double Set Polar Year|03/09/2008|1000||||440|Wine Box, Wooden Case
    2009|10 Euro|Ploughman|07/05/2009|10000|38.61|28.28|Silver 925|36|Black Box, Black Case
    2009|20 Euro|Ploughman|07/05/2009|10000|13.92|1.24|Gold 999|55|Black Box, Black Case
    2009|10 and 20 Euro|Double Set Ploughman|07/05/2009|5000||||90|Black Box, Black Case
    2009|15 Euro|GAA|03/11/2009|10000|38.61|28.28|Silver 925|36|Blue Box, Blue Case
    2010|10 Euro|Gaisce|28/04/2010|8000|38.61|28.28|Silver 925|36|White Slipcase, Purple Case
    2010|20 Euro|Gaisce|28/04/2010|6000|13.92|1.00|Gold 999|58|White Slipcase, Purple Case
    2010|10 and 20 Euro|Double Set Gaisce|28/04/2010|4000||||95|White Slipcase, Purple Case
    2010|15 Euro|Horse|13/10/2010|15000|38.61|28.28|Silver 925|36|White Slipcase, Green Case
    2011|10 Euro|St Brendan|15/02/2011|15000|38.61|28.28|Silver 925|38|White Slipcase, Green Case
    2011|20 Euro|Celtic Cross|18/04/2011|12000|11.00|0.50|Gold 999|40|White Slipcase, Red Case
    2011|15 Euro|Salmon|10/10/2011|12000|38.61|28.28|Silver 925|46|White Slipcase, Green Case
    2012|10 Euro|Jack B Yeats|25/01/2012|12000|38.61|28.28|Silver 925|46|White Slipcase, Grey Case
    2012|20 Euro|Monastic Art|09/05/2012|12000|11.00|0.50|Gold 999|45|White Slipcase, Red Case
    2012|10 Euro|Michael Collins|15/08/2012|8000|38.61|28.28|Silver 925|48|White Slipcase, Wooden Case
    2012|20 Euro|Michael Collins|15/08/2012|12000|11.00|0.50|Gold 999|50|White Slipcase, Wooden Case
    2012|10 and 20 Euro|Double Set Michael Collins|15/08/2012|6000||||95|White Slipcase, Wooden Case
    2012|15 Euro|Hound|30/11/2012|8000|38.61|28.28|Silver 925|46|White Slipcase, Black Case
    2013|10 Euro|James Joyce|10/04/2013|10000|38.61|28.28|Silver 925|46|White Slipcase, Black Case
    2013|10 Euro|JFK|27/06/2013|15000|38.61|28.28|Silver 925|50|Black Box, Black Case
    2013|10 and 20 Euro|Double Set JFK|27/06/2013|10000||||130|Black Box, Black Case
    2013|15 Euro|Lockout|24/09/2013|10000|38.61|28.28|Silver 925|44|White Slipcase, Red Case
    2013|20 Euro|Rock of Cashel|12/11/2013|10000|11.00|0.50|Gold 999|48|White Slipcase, Brown Case
    2014|10 Euro|John McCormack|30/01/2014|8000|38.61|28.28|Silver 925|44|White Slipcase, Green Case
    2014|20 Euro|Battle of Clontarf|30/04/2014|12000|11.00|0.50|Gold 999|48|White Slipcase, Brown Case
    2014|15 Euro|John Philip Holland|01/09/2014|10000|38.61|28.28|Silver 925|44|White Slipcase, Green Case
    2014|15 Euro|Triple Set Animals|17/10/2014|1000|38.61|28.28|Silver 925|130|White Slipcase, Blue Case
    2015|15 Euro|Ernest Walton|13/01/2015|6000|38.61|28.28|Silver 925|44|White Slipcase, Green Case
    2015|15 Euro|W.B. Yeats|03/06/2015|8000|38.61|28.28|Silver 925|44|White Slipcase, Grey Case
    2015|10 Euro|70 Years of Peace|27/10/2015|8000|38.61|28.28|Silver 925|55|White Slipcase, Blue Case
    2016|2 Euro|Proclamation|20/01/2016|100000|25.72|8.45|Copper-Nickel|6|Presentation Card/Bookmark
    2016|2 Euro|Proclamation (Proof)|20/01/2016|20000|25.72|8.45|Copper-Nickel|15|Green Box, Green Case
    2016|15 Euro|Proclamation|04/04/2016|18000|38.61|28.28|Silver 925|45|Black Box, Wooden Case
    2016|50 Euro|Proclamation|04/04/2016|5500|22.00|7.77|Gold 999|375|Black Box, Wooden Case
    2016|15 and 50 Euro|Double Set Proclamation|04/04/2016|2000||||420|Black Box, Wooden Case
    2016|100 Euro|Proclamation|04/04/2016|1000|28.00|15.56|Gold 999|730|Black Box, Wooden Case
    2016|10 Euro|Eileen Gray|30/11/2016|6000|38.61|28.28|Silver 925|60|White Slipcase, Brown Case
    2017|15 Euro|Sir Charles Algernon Parsons|01/09/2017|6000|38.61|28.28|Silver 925|60|White Slipcase, Green Case
    2017|10 Euro|Ha’penny Bridge|04/10/2017|4000|38.61|28.28|Silver 925|60|White Slipcase, Brown Case
    2017|15 Euro|Jonathan Swift|07/12/2017|4000|38.61|28.28|Silver 925|60|White Slipcase, Green Case
    2018|15 Euro|Rory Gallagher|18/09/2018|3000|38.61|28.28|Silver 925|60|White Slipcase, Blue Case
    2018|15 Euro|Bram Stoker’s Dracula|25/10/2018|3000|38.61|28.28|Silver 925|60|White Slipcase, Black Case
    2018|15 Euro|Women's Right to Vote|27/11/2018|3000|38.61|28.28|Silver 925|63|White Slipcase, Black Case


    Notes:
    5 Euro Special Olympics coin. 25000 were released on presentation cards a further 35000 were available in annual mint sets.
    Double Mestrovic sets. 1000 double sets in green boxes were released for the Irish market. The Croatian release was in a blue/black box.

    Time for another table. This time it is all the officially released Euro coin sets from the Central Bank.

    Year|Subject|Release Date|Mintage|Original Price|Coins|Coin Series
    2001|Starter Pack|14/12/2001|750000|6.35|18|
    2002|€1 Coin Set|||30|12|
    2002|The First Irish Euro Coin Set||20000|18|8|
    2002|Royal Dutch Mint||5000||8|
    2003|Casino Marino|26/11/2002|30000|20|8|Ireland's Heritage
    2003|Special Olympics|15/04/2003|35000|25|9|
    2004|Reginald’s Tower|01/12/2003|40000|20|8|Ireland's Heritage
    2005|Heywood Gardens|06/12/2004|50000|22|8|Ireland's Heritage
    2006|Glenveagh National Park|30/11/2005|40000|22|8|Ireland's Heritage
    2006|Proof Set 2006|10/04/2006|5000|60|8|
    2006|Baby Set Boy|28/08/2006||25|8|
    2006|Baby Set Girl|28/08/2006||25|8|
    2007|Dún Aonghasa|15/01/2007|20000|22|8|Ireland's Heritage
    2007|Treaty of Rome|17/04/2007|20000|25|9|
    2007|Proof Set 2007|17/04/2007|10000|80|9|
    2007|Baby Set Boy|||25|8|
    2007|Baby Set Girl|||25|8|
    2008|Newgrange|02/01/2008|30000|24|8|Ireland's Heritage
    2008|Baby Set Boy|||25|8|
    2008|Baby Set Girl|||25|8|
    2009|125 Years of the GAA|02/02/2009|25000|25|8|
    2009|Proof Set 2009|23/07/2009|5000|80|9|
    2009|Baby Set Boy|||25|8|
    2009|Baby Set Girl|||25|8|
    2010|The Horse|14/01/2010|20000|25|8|Animals of Irish Coinage
    2010|Baby Set|||25|8|
    2011|The Salmon|12/01/2011|20000|25|8|Animals of Irish Coinage
    2011|Baby Set|||25|8|
    2012|The Dog|06/01/2012|17000|25|8|Animals of Irish Coinage
    2012|Proof Set 2012|30/07/2012|5000|70|9|
    2012|Baby Set|||25|8|
    2013|The Irish Harp|06/01/2013|15000|25|8|
    2013|Baby Set|06/01/2013||25|8|
    2014|Scientific Studies|07/01/2014|12000|25|8|An Island Nation
    2014|Baby Set|07/01/2014||25|8|
    2015|Marine Flora and Fauna|02/01/2015|10000|25|8|An Island Nation
    2015|Baby Set|02/01/2015||25|8|
    2015|Proof Set 2015|23/11/2015|1000|80|9|
    2016|Baby Set|08/01/2016||25|8|
    2016|Proclamation|20/01/2016|50000|25|9|
    2016|Proof Set 2016|20/01/2016|4000|80|9|
    2017|Baby Set|15/02/2017||25|8|
    2017|Irish Lighthouses and Irish Coast Guard|10/07/2017|8000|29|8|An Island Nation
    2018|Baby Set|||25|8|
    2018|Irish Myths and Legends|30/04/2018|6000|29|8|


    In addition to those listed above, the Central Bank also sold sets of coins at the coin fair each year. I haven't included these as they were never available from Dame Street or the Collector Coin Unit. There have also been some sets issued as gifts for Central Bank employees only.

    If anyone spots any errors or knows of any additions, give me a shout and I will update the table.
    hexosan wrote: »
    Can anyone confirm if the Dublin coin fair issued an unc & proof souviner set in 2007. And if so did they do this for any other of the proof set years like 2006, 2009 & 2012


    In 2007 there was both an uncirculated and a proof set released in the coin fair envelopes. They did not do this any other year.

    In fact, I think I feel another table coming on!!!

    Description|Year|Coins|Original Cost|Packaging
    Mint Set 2004 (Coin Fair)|2004|8|5|Envelope Shape, Plain Bag, No Sticker, 8 Coins
    Mint Set 2005 (Coin Fair)|2005|8|6|Envelope Shape, Laminated 8 Coins
    Mint Set 2006 (Coin Fair)|2006|8|6|Envelope Shape, Plain Bag, 8 Coins
    Mint Set 2007 Proof (Coin Fair)|2007|9|25|Envelope Shape, Proof, 9 Coins in capsules
    Mint Set 2007 (Coin Fair)|2007|8|8|Envelope Shape, Plain Bag, 8 Coins
    Mint Set 2008 (Coin Fair)|2008|8|8|Envelope Shape, Plain Bag, 8 Coins
    Mint Set 2009 (Coin Fair)|2009|8|8|Envelope Shape, Official Bag, 8 Coins
    Mint Set 2010 (Coin Fair)|2010|8|8|Envelope Shape, Official Bag, 8 Coins
    Mint Set 2011 (Coin Fair)|2011|8|8|Square Envelope, Official Bag, 8 Coins
    Mint Set 2012 (Coin Fair)|2012|9|10|Box Shape, Official Bag, 9 Coins
    Mint Set 2013 (Coin Fair)|2013|8|8|Box Shape, Official Bag, 8 Coins
    Mint Set 2014 (Coin Fair)|2014|8|8|Box Shape, Official Bag, 8 Coins
    Mint Set 2015 (Coin Fair)|2015|8|8|Box Shape, Official Bag, 8 Coins
    Mint Set 2016 (Coin Fair)|2016|8|10|Central Bank Stamped Bag, 8 Coins
    Mint Set 2016 (Coin Fair)|2016|9|12|Central Bank Stamped Bag, 9 Coins


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Comments

  • Registered Users Posts: 541 Backfire


    Outstanding post DMcL1971!!!

    There is actually quite a few on that list that I don't have as l said before. But I am not counting individual coins if I already have the double set.

    What I don't and want to get:
    10 Euro Special Olympics 2003
    10 Euro EU presidency 2004
    Samuel Beckett Double Set 2006
    Ivan Mestrovice Double Set (have the single Irish €15 coin) 2007
    Polar Year Double Set (hopefully someday :) )

    Overtime I hope to purchase these, if I can afford them. First on my list is the 2004 Eu presidency silver coin, many were minted, so it shouldn't be too difficult to get. Still they are making €60 on ebay or more.

    Actually I suppose that table should be added to the first post of this topic for general members new to this topic..?

    thanks again for creating that table mate ;)

    EDIT: one tiny error mate in the table, the release date for the hound silver coin...31st November...? :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 72 ✭✭ deuces wild


    Thats a great list,am just starting collecting these and this will be a good starting point for me.Getting the hound one as a present so thats my starting point!


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,433 ✭✭✭ DMcL1971


    Backfire: Well spotted, I have fixed that date.

    If anyone else spots a mistake give me a shout.

    I included the original prices for the coins just a reference. Gold and Silver have doubled in price since the early days so many of the older coins will have gone up in value for that reason alone. The low mintage real rare coins have gone up significantly. The Polar year coins and the Mestrovic double set have doubled. The Michael Collins double set has tripled. The 2011 Celtic Cross regularly sells for 3 to 4 times its original value.


  • Registered Users Posts: 541 Backfire


    @DMcL1971: yeah you are accurate with regards to the coins current value, well on ebay anyway. I have never seen the mestrovic double set go on auction on ebay, only buy it now at enormous prices.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,674 ✭✭✭ pawrick


    Excellent idea putting up the list. Might be nice to get some pictures up too at some point? - I'm sure between the regulars here we could get them all.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2 pugani42


    Hi I am trying to collect all commemorative coins & coin sets issued by central bank since 1928 , I have maybe 3/4 of collection & am wondering is there any complete list of all these available anywhere , I have emailed the central bank 6 weeks ago & heard nothing back, any help appreciated


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Music Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 4,490 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Blade


    pugani42 wrote: »
    Hi I am trying to collect all commemorative coins & coin sets issued by central bank since 1928 , I have maybe 3/4 of collection & am wondering is there any complete list of all these available anywhere , I have emailed the central bank 6 weeks ago & heard nothing back, any help appreciated

    The sets are at the bottom of each page for pre-decimal and decimal, the Euros you already have on this thread.

    http://www.irishcoinage.com/MODCAT.HTM
    http://www.irishcoinage.com/DECCAT.HTM

    There's also a 1976 set in green card folder which isn't listed on that site, must have slipped by him.


  • Registered Users Posts: 536 ✭✭✭ dursey


    I picked up the Hound coin from the central bank yesterday.
    The hound looks very different to the one on the 6 pence.
    It looks like a wolfhound, while it looked more like a greyhound on the older coin.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,433 ✭✭✭ DMcL1971


    dursey wrote: »
    I picked up the Hound coin from the central bank yesterday.
    The hound looks very different to the one on the 6 pence.
    It looks like a wolfhound, while it looked more like a greyhound on the older coin.


    The horse and Salmon coins showed very similar designs to the original coins but you are right, the Hound one is a bit of a departure. I wonder if it was because an Irish Wolfhound is a more Irish dog than a Greyhound?


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Music Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 4,490 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Blade


    Well the old coin was supposed to be a wolfhound anyway.


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  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Music Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 4,490 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Blade


    DMcL1971 wrote: »
    If anyone spots any errors or knows of any additions, give me a shout and I will update the table.

    In 2002 for the introduction of the Euro the CB sold a 12 country box set, I can't remember exactly but I think it was 200 Euro & mintage 5,000. The Irish one alone was selling for an ave. of 75 Euro and still holds a similar value. It was produced by the Royal Dutch mint on behalf of the Irish CB and is therefor an official Irish set, you can see the logo and Central Bank of Ireland written on it:

    http://www.ebay.ie/itm/Ireland-Ierland-Bu-set-KMS-2002-/110604568367


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,433 ✭✭✭ DMcL1971


    @Blade. Cheers Blade I have added that now.


  • Registered Users Posts: 541 Backfire


    Excellent work DMcL1971 on that 2nd table. :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,433 ✭✭✭ DMcL1971


    Announced in the paper today.

    In August 2013 the Central Bank will issue a 15 Euro silver proof coin to commemorate the Centenary of the Lockout.


  • Registered Users Posts: 541 Backfire


    DMcL1971 wrote: »
    Announced in the paper today.

    In August 2013 the Central Bank will issue a 15 Euro silver proof coin to commemorate the Centenary of the Lockout.

    Very good. :)

    I'll be purchasing one for my collection without doubt.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11 ✭✭✭ Napoleon111


    Hi
    I have posted a question on a new thread today, but have only read yours now, maybe somebody could shed some light for me on my queries
    http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=2056874610
    thanks folks :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 71 ✭✭✭ robert2000


    This is a great list thanks......Any idea of the current values of these coins?
    This would help as I hope to sell most of my Euro coin sets at the coin fair next weekend


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,433 ✭✭✭ DMcL1971


    I presume its the annual uncirculated coin sets you are looking to sell. If so, these coin sets haven't changed much in value since they were released. In fact the sets from 2008 onwards are still available to buy fom the central bank, who will be selling them new at the fair.

    Selling them to a dealer at the coin fair would certainly be the easiest and most convienient way to sell them all in one go, but unfortunately you won't get the best price as the dealer needs to be able to make a profit when they sell them on. You would probably only get a tenner each. Selling them on eBay or adverts.ie would take longer and have the inconvienince of postage and fees but you would get a better price.

    As for the commemorative coins, prices for them vary wildly. I have seen coins sell on eBay at below cost price and at 3 or 4 times cost price. It depends on who is looking to buy on any given day and even on the price of gold and silver.

    In summary. If you or anyone is looking to get rid of a collection quickly and easily then the coin fair is the best bet, you turn your collection into cash in one go in one afternoon. If you want to get the most money for your stuff then it means spending weeks on eBay, selling it bit by bit, to different people all over the world and dozens of trips to the post office. It all depends how much effort you want to put in.

    In terms of buying, the coin fair is better than eBay, as you can pick up almost anything for your collection all in one go in one room without having to pay for postage on every item and hoping the items actually arrive. At the last coin fair I went looking for three things that I hadn't seen on eBay all year and got them in one go. You can also haggle and get a discount for buying multiple items. You also get to see them rather than relying on photos. You can also compare prices from mulltiple sellers in one room.


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Music Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 4,490 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Blade


    robert2000 wrote: »
    This is a great list thanks......Any idea of the current values of these coins?
    This would help as I hope to sell most of my Euro coin sets at the coin fair next weekend

    You don't seriously expect someone to write out the current values of every single item on these lists do you? Seeing as you don't even mention which ones you have, would it not be easier for you to look up whatever you have on ebay? Keep in mind that if you are planning on selling Euro coin sets to dealers you won't get anywhere near the market value, in fact in most cases you'll probably lose money on what you originally paid. With the few exceptions of coins and sets that actually shot up in value.


  • Registered Users Posts: 71 ✭✭✭ robert2000


    Thanks for the advice DMcL1971 It is The Proof sets and the gold and silver double sets things like that the best being the Antarctic explorers double set which I will try to hold on to if i can.

    Blade, No I was not expecting someone to write out the current values of every single item on the list, Just a link to a good site that would have the information.
    I do know I won't get the best deal at the fair but I have no other choice but to sell my collection, so I thought if there was a list of there current market value I would have some Idea of where to start.


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  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Music Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 4,490 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Blade


    I don't know of any website that would have a list of Irish Euros and their current values. Even if there was you would have to take the valuations as a very rough guide as prices vary so much. Your best bet there as I said would be to check out what they've sold for on ebay. In fact that's the reason DMcL1971 created these lists as we couldn't find them elsewhere.

    The items you mention you'd like to hang on to sound like the ones which have generally increased in value.

    As there's a week left before the fair, why not list all the ones you want to sell on Adverts as it's free and you've nothing to lose. You can even list them all as one lot or smaller lots and let people make you offers on individual sets if they want. If that doesn't work out you can always bring them to the fair as a last resort. But you should also consider the ebay route!


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,433 ✭✭✭ DMcL1971


    According to the ladies on the Central Bank stand at the coin show today. The following collector coins are due to be released in 2013.

    April James Joyce Silver
    June JFK Silver
    June JFK Silver and Gold Double set
    August Lockout Silver
    October Rock of Cashel Gold

    She said there would not be a single JFK Gold coin, it would only be available as part of a double set.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,596 hexosan


    DMcL1971 wrote: »
    According to the ladies on the Central Bank stand at the coin show today. The following collector coins are due to be released in 2013.

    April James Joyce Silver
    June JFK Silver
    June JFK Silver and Gold Double set
    August Lockout Silver
    October Rock of Cashel Gold

    She said there would not be a single JFK Gold coin, it would only be available as part of a double set.

    Do you think there will be the same level of interest in the JfK double set as there was in the Collins double set.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,433 ✭✭✭ DMcL1971


    Who Knows... I never thought there would be any interest in the Michael Collins ones.

    On the one hand JFK is a world renowned and much loved figure, so there may be great interest.
    On the other hand there will be so much JFK stuff avaiable for the 50th anniversary maybe no one will care.

    Personally I doubt JFK is of as much interest to people in Ireland as Michael Collins was, despite his visit here.


  • Registered Users Posts: 541 Backfire


    DMcL1971 wrote: »
    Who Knows... I never thought there would be any interest in the Michael Collins ones.

    On the one hand JFK is a world renowned and much loved figure, so there may be great interest.
    On the other hand there will be so much JFK stuff avaiable for the 50th anniversary maybe no one will care.

    Personally I doubt JFK is of as much interest to people in Ireland as Michael Collins was, despite his visit here.

    Thanks for the update on the upcoming coins.

    I will be getting one of each for myself. I will purchase the JFK double set, there wont be huge demand i expect but i dont expect mintage figures to be very high either.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6 ✭✭✭ BarryOD


    Hey guys,
    Was thinking of collecting old coins and commemorative coins, was wondering if there is any advice and do the likes of the ones being released hold their value generally?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,433 ✭✭✭ DMcL1971


    The collector coins being released by the central bank do tend to hold their value. Sometimes they can go up in value greatly. Some of them have doubled and tripled in value but for the most part they don't tend to become particularly valuable. You will usually get your money back if you decide to sell them but not a lot of profit.

    It's hard to decide what to collect. You need to consider if you want to collect Irish coins, if so, Euro, Decimal, pre-decimal, ancient? Do you want to collect Euros from other countries or Euro commemorative coins or Euro Collector coins, how about the pre-Euro coins from European countries. How about coins from outside the Euro zone, British coins, American coins, or a coin from every country.

    If you can decide what you would like to collect there will usually be someone on here who can then point you in the direction of a website to get more info or a website to start buying from.


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Music Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 4,490 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Blade


    Launch of the 2013 €10 Silver Proof James Joyce Coin will be on Wednesday, 10th April 2013.

    The issue limit is 10,000 units. The coin, struck to proof quality in sterling .925silver, weighs 28.28g and has a diameter of 38.61 mm.

    Price will be €46.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,433 ✭✭✭ DMcL1971


    Good News Blade. I like the image of the coin.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,207 Pablo Sanchez


    The Central Bank was last night criticised after it was revealed that a collectors’ coin of James Joyce due to go on sale to the public today contains a misquote from the author’s masterpiece Ulysses .

    http://www.irishtimes.com/news/minting-mistake-central-bank-rewrites-joyce-1.1357051


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