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Ireland 2003 Silver Proof Special Olympics 10 Euro Coin

Summary
ID Number: 5313
Category: Modern Bank of Ireland Sets
Catalogue Number: Central Bank 2003 Silver Proof Special Olympics 10 Euro Coin
Grade: Gem Proof
Price: $80.
Additional Details
Central Bank of Ireland 2003 10 Euro Silver and Gold Bimetallic Special Olympic Proof Coin.  28.28 g., .925 Fine Sterling Silver; 38.61 mm.  Edge grained.  Gold detail.  This Ten Euro special collector coin and the specially packaged nine piece set were issued to commemorate Ireland's hosting of the 2003 Special Olympics World Summer Games.  30,000 coins issued.

The Ten Euro coin design is by Mrs. Veronica McCallion and Mrs. Tricia Holbrook of the Central Bank of Ireland, working with "The Power of 7".  It incorporates the games logo along with the required details for commemorative euro coins.  The reverse has the Irish harp dividing EIRE and 2003 reading inward, with 12 five-pointed stars about, one for each of the original European Union nations.  The co-operation of the Special Olympics World Games organizing committee was obtained for the issue of this coin.  This coin was launched on 15 April 2003 at the Central Bank of Ireland Head Office, in Dame Street, Dublin. 
Photos
Obverse side
Princess Kaiulani Collection
Reverse side
Princess Kaiulani Collection
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