Tales Of Heads And Tails

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The Meet Your Maker podcast.

On ‘Devil worshipers, Yeats and Ireland’s first coinage’.

Host Liam Geraghty writes:

In 1928 the Irish Free State caused a commotion when they decided to put animals on their coins instead of political heads. Historian Maeve Casserly, coin designer Mary Gregoriy and former keeper of the National Museum of Ireland Michael Kenny tell the story.

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5 thoughts on “Tales Of Heads And Tails

  1. Spaghetti Hoop

    Inspired idea. The hare, pig and horse were of much more value. You can tell a lot about a nation by what it sticks on its money and its stamps.

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