Halfpence To The Pence

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The State’s commemorative €2 coin to mark the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising.

Designed by Emmet Mullins who sez:

“The coin features  a depiction of the statue of Hibernia on top of the GPO where she has witnessed the events of 1916 and watched the growth of a nation since the Rising”…

Coin in its own presentation case yours for a greasy till fumbling €15.

RISE!

Commemorative coins and coin sets (Central Bank)

Commemorative €2 coin released to mark 1916 centenary (Irish Times)

Rollingnews/Central Bank

16 thoughts on “Halfpence To The Pence

    1. ahjayzis

      So you’re just going to roll over and hand the legacy of the foundation of the State, unearned, to modern Sinn Fein, eh?

    1. scottser

      at least that 50p was oirish. it’s a bleedn travesty sticking our fabled hibernia on a bleedn yooordo. a bleeeeedn yoooooooooooooooooordo!

      1. rotide

        be the hokey, I just checked eBay. They’re a fiver!

        Watch this space lads, in another 30 years, I’ll be worth at least 20 federal credits.

    1. Spaghetti Hoop

      Indeed. I don’t see the relevance of the term with the Rising – it was used chiefly by the 18th Century Anglo- Irish ascendancy in its most recent context.

  1. Eoin

    I’m not so sure I like the Roman name for Ireland ‘Hibernia’, or Land of Winter. It’s a nice enough sounding word and all, but they never came here cos they thought it was too cold and there wasn’t much point anyway after claiming England and Wales. So is Hibernia a derogatory term? Just askin.

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