The Central Bank has today launched a €15 commemorative coin. The limited edition €15 silver proof collector coin honours the first coins created by the Free State in 1928 and depict an Irish hunter horse pictured alongside it's foal. The coin was designed by Emmet Mullins and is a modern interpretation of the half-crown coin designed by Percy Metcalfe.
Coin designer Emmet Mullins pictured with the commemorative €15 coin. Photo by Jason Clarke Photography
The coin is the first in a series of three coins to be produced between now and 2012. Commemorative coins to come will feature the salmon and Irish wolfhound.
The silver proof coin will be available to the public from tomorrow and will cost €36, only 15,000 coins have been produced.