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    Friday, July 19th, 2019

    The Dublin Mint Office will tomorrow launch two limited edition coin and ingot sets to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing on July 20. The Magnificent Desolation 50th Anniversary Gold Set includes a ¼ ounce gold $5 coin and a 5 gram gold ingot. The Giant Leap for Mankind 50th Anniversary Set includes a silver 5 ounce $1 coin and a 2.5 gram gold ingot. The coins and ingots were produced by the United States Mint and are limited to just 500 issues each.

    The sets bear unique designs celebrating one of the most historic and iconic achievements in modern history. The coins and ingots were produced by the United States Mint and are limited to just 500 issues each. They are packaged in a presentation box complete with a gold layered plaque on the interior that is a replica of the plaque that was left on the moon during the Apollo 11 mission inscribed with the words: ‘Here men from the planet Earth first set foot upon the Moon, July 1969 A.D. We came in peace for all mankind’.

    The plaque also bears engravings of the signatures of the three astronauts from the 1969 mission, Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins, as well as President Richard Nixon. The box also has a printed inlay featuring the moon landing.

    The Magnificent Desolation 50th Anniversary Gold Set


    Tuesday, February 12th, 2019

    Dublin Mint Company Commemorative Coin.
    Photo Chris Bellew /Fennell Photography Copyright 2019

    A War of Independence medal was launched today by the Dublin Mint Office to mark the 100th anniversary of the start of the War of Independence.  It shows an image of the Garden of Remembrance on one side, and Hibernia, the personification of Ireland, on the other.

    The image of Hibernia is based on original 19th century Irish coinage. The Garden of Remembrance, which is presented as a photographic image on the medal, was selected to feature due to its dedication to the memory of all those who gave their lives in the cause of Irish freedom.

    Daniel Penney, Managing Director, of the Dublin Mint Office, said: “In the centenary year of the start of the War of Independence we are honoured to be commemorating all of those who gave everything they had in the fight for Irish freedom. The War of Independence still remains one of the most significant events in Irish history. The Dublin Mint Office is delighted to be able to announce the release of the War of Independence Centenary Medal. ”

    Medals commemorating the Easter Rising and the seven signatories of the Proclamation of the Irish Republic were released in 2016, to mark 100 years since the rising. More recently a Michael Collins medal was released to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the end of the Irish Free State in 1937 and the establishment of the new state of Ireland.

    The Dublin Mint Office is part of the Samlerhuset Group and the medal is available free to members of the public at