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Ireland 2003 Copper Nickel Unc Special Olympics 5 Euro Coin

Summary
ID Number: 5314
Category: Modern Bank of Ireland Sets
Catalogue Number: Central Bank 2003 Official Copper Nickel Special Olympics 5 Euro Coin
Grade: Gem Uncirculated
Price: $25.
Additional Details
Central Bank of Ireland Official 2003 10 Euro Silver and Gold Bimetallic Special Olympic Proof Coin.  14.19 g.; 28.40 mm. 75% Copper, 25% Nickel;  Edge grained.  This Five 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.  25,000 single coins issued, and and additional 35,000 coins issued in the 2003 Special Olympics nine piece Sets.

The Five 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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