Hundredth anniversary of the Easter Rising
The winning designs feature depictions of the statue of Hibernia, the historic personification of Ireland, on top of the GPO in Dublin, the headquarters of the provisional government during the Rising.
This is the first time Ireland will issue its own commemorative €2 circulation coin and the design for this coin was by Emmet Mullins. The coin features a representation of Hibernia, the centenary dates and the name ‘Hibernia’ in hand-rendered lettering influenced by the Book of Kells.
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