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Just 11 mm in diameter, weighing 0.5 grams and among 12,000 of the little blighters released today, the €20 Gold Proof coin is one of the smallest in the world and its design –  a monk working on The Book of Kells – is by artist Thomas Ryan.

It also costs €45.

Cough.

2012 €20 Gold Proof Coin – Irish Monastic Art (Central Bank)

(Pics: Jason Clarke)

 

Slavina Velvova and two-year-old daughter Tsveta from Bulgaria at the Royal Hospital, Kilmainham, Dublin, this afternoon, to see the most expensive coin in the world. The 1933 Double Eagle is probably the most valuable half ounce of gold in the world.

The coin at IMMA (above) until tomorrow is one of just two 1933 Double Eagles saved by the US Mint (nearly all were melted down when the gold standard ended). In 2002, a 1933 Double Eagle sold for $7.59 million dollars.

(Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland)

The Central Bank of Ireland has issued a new €2 commemorative coin which celebrates 10 years of euro banknotes and coins.

The commemorative coin will be issued in all euro countries this year, and will bear a common design on the national side. The design will replace the traditional harp design in Ireland.

A maximum of three million coins will be issued by the Central Bank.

The winning design was chosen by citizens of the euro area in an online vote and created by Helmut Andexlinger, a professional designer at the Austrian Mint.

New Coin Issued To Celebrate Euro Currency (RTE)