2018 Collector Coin Issue Programme

2018 Women's Vote Coin

On behalf of the Minister for Finance, the Central Bank will issue the following commemorative coins to pay tribute to figures and events of national importance in Irish History & Culture in 2018.

€15 Silver Proof Coin - Women’s Right to Vote 100 Years

2018 marks one hundred years since women won the right to vote in Ireland in 1918. This coin was designed by Michael Guilfoyle.  The proof coin comes in a presentation box with a certificate of authenticity. This limited issue commemorative coin has been struck in .925 sterling silver to proof quality and is limited to 3,000 pieces. The diameter of the coin in 38.61mm and it weighs 28.28g.  Please vist us on www.collectorcoins.ie for further information.

€15 Silver Proof Coin - Bram Stoker’s Dracula

This 2018 €15 Silver Proof coin pay tribute to the life of Abraham Stoker, the author of the novel ‘Dracula’, which was published in 1897 and is widely considered the most influential horror novel of all times.  This coin was design by David Rooney and is based on the artist’s lifelong fascination with the character. The proof coin comes in a presentation box with a certificate of authenticity. This limited issue commemorative coin has been struck in .925 sterling silver to proof quality and is limited to 3,000 pieces. The diameter of the coin in 38.61mm and it weighs 28.28g. Available at our website www.collectorcoins.ie.

€15 Silver Proof Coin-Rory Gallagher

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This coin commemorates the 70th anniversary of Rory Gallagher’s birth in 1948. This is the first coin in a three year series called ‘Modern Irish Musicians’ follow by Phil Lynott  in 2019 and Luke Kelly in 2020. The proof coin comes in a presentation box with a certificate of authenticity. This limited issue commemorative coin has been struck in .925 sterling silver to proof quality and is limited to 3,000 pieces. The diameter of the coin in 38.61mm and it weighs 28.28g.

The other coins in this series will be issued in 2019 to honour Phil Lynott and in 2020 to honour Luke Kelly.

2018 Annual Mint Set

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This year’s  Annual Mint Set  is entitled ‘ ‘Irish Myths and Legends’’ and pays tribute to Ireland’s much-loved and captivating folk tales. The set was launched at the end of April and is limited to an issue of 6,000 pieces.

Please visit us at  www.collectorcoins.ie  to view our full range of commemorative coin.

2020 Commemorative Coin Programme- Suggestions for themes are now invited from the general public by the Central Bank of Ireland.

Please email your suggestion to coindesign@centralbank.ie by 5pm 21st December 2018.