Published on Wednesday16thJanuary2019

€2 coin commemorating the centenary of the meeting of the First Dáil launched at Mansion House

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The Central Bank of Ireland will issue one million €2 coins in 2019 to commemorate the centenary of the meeting of the First Dáil in the Mansion House on 21 January 1919.

Governor Philip R. Lane launched this special €2 coin at the Mansion House today, in the presence of An Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghaíl, the Lord Mayor of Dublin Nial Ring, Minister Paschal Donohoe and Minister Regina Doherty.

The Central Bank is also issuing a special €100 gold coin to commemorate the meeting of the First Dáil. This coin will have an issue limit of one thousand, and which will be available to buy on in the coming weeks. An annual mint set and proof set containing the commemorative €2 coin will also be issued later in the year.

The Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform, Paschal Donohoe, said:
Commemorative coins are an important way for us to recognise the people and events that are central to how we have developed and grown as a nation down through the years. With this coin we remember the first elected representatives of Dáil Éireann and the foundations they laid that started us on our journey to becoming the confident, inclusive, modern, outward-looking country we are today.

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