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Title: 22 carat 4 oz gold coin issued in 1966 for the 50th anniversary of the 1916 Rising.
Authors: Vincze, Paul
Kane, Joe
Keywords: Commemorative Gold Coin
1966 Anniversary of 1916
Patrick Pearse
Issue Date: 1966
Description: Coin issued in 1966 for the 50th anniversary of the 1916 Rising. 22 carat gold weighing 4oz. The coin shows Pearse on the front. The reverse shows Ireland as a woman holding a laurel wreath. In front, a volunteer kneels presenting her with a lighted torch representing freedom. It bears the quote "We pledge our lives and the lives of our comrades-in-arms to the cause of its freedom, of its welfare and of its exaltation among the nations".The coin was designed by Paul Vincze (1907 – 1994).
Copyright: Reproduced by kind permission of Joe Kane. South Dublin Libraries do not own the reproduction rights to this image. If you wish to reproduce this image please contact South Dublin Libraries Local Studies, County Library, Tallaght, or e-mail
Appears in Collections:1923-Present: Aftermath and Commemoration
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