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One hundred years since the 1916 Easter Rising in Ireland

Description

The designs shows the statue of Hibernia which stands on the top of the General Post Office building whose seizure back in 1916 marked the beginning of the Easter rising. She is a symbol of Ireland. Her name was taken from the ancient Greek reference for Ireland and her form was realised by the sculptor John Smyth. She is viewed as a witness to the events of 1916 and for one hundred years since she has seen the nation blossom before her based on the ideals set out in the Proclamation. She continues to look forward and is a symbol of the past, present and future of the country.

Subject of commemoration

One hundred years since the 1916 Easter Rising in Ireland

Date of issue

2016-01-02

Issuing country

Ireland

Coin image

One hundred years since the 1916 Easter Rising in Ireland coin

Official Journal

C 428 19.12.2015

Issuing volume

4500000