Happy St. Patrick's Day!
In the fall of 2007 the Central Bank of Ireland issued a nice pair of gold and silver commemoratives celebrating traditional Irish influence on European Celtic culture. The design of these two coins is quite lovely and displays great interweaving of faces and symbolic items representing Irelands heritage in literature, music, construction and new technology.
The gold coin is small (though we pictured it larger here so you can see the detail) and affordable, having been issued at 50 euro and the silver coin is even more practical at an issue price of 35 euro. A two-piece set is also available from the Central Bank of Ireland website, so check it out and celebrate in style with new precious metal commemorative coinage from Ireland.