Ha’penny Bridge Commemorative Coin Launched

Ha'penny Bridge coinOn Wednesday 4 October the Central Bank released a stunning new collector coin at a special launch event in Dublin.

The 2017 €10 silver proof coin pays tribute to one of Dublin’s most iconic landmarks - the Ha’penny Bridge.

The launch took place in the Woolen Mills in the heart of Dublin, appropriately overlooking the bridge itself.

Built in 1816, the bridge is now in its third century of service to the people of Dublin and was the first pedestrianised bridge to cross the Liffey connecting the north and south of the city.

With the Ha’penny Bridge such a landmark of the city, the coin was specially presented to both the manager of the victorious Dublin Senior Football Team, Jim Gavin, and Dublin Ladies Senior Football Team, Mick Bohan, to mark their achievements in 2017.

A coin was also presented to the Mícheál Mac Donncha, Lord Mayor of Dublin for display at the Mansion House.

About the coin

This limited edition coin is part of the European Silver "Great Ages of Europe" Programme, which runs from 2016-2020.

The Programme links in with euro banknotes, which celebrates architecture on the €20 - €500 bank notes.

The 2017 issue celebrates “The Age of Iron and Glass - An Irish Context” and commemorates the architectural and design period of the 19th century.

An open competition was held for coin designs on the theme and the winning design by Antonella Napolione depicts the cast iron Ha’penny Bridge from the perspective of a pedestrian crossing its distinctive archway.

The coin has been struck in .925 sterling silver by BH Mayer Mint in Germany.

How to buy

The Ha’penny Bridge coin is available to buy at a cost of €60, with an issue limit of 4,000 pieces.

You can order the coin online at our newly launched website www.collectorcoins.ie

Ha'Penny Bridge coin launch

Pictured L – R:  Jim Gavin manager of Dublin Senior Football Team, Ardmhéara Mícheál Mac Donncha, first citizen of Dublin and Dublin Ladies Senior Football Team manager Mick Bohan admire the stunning new coin in front of the Ha'penny Bridge.