https://www.collectorcoins.ie/en/2018-coin-programme2019 COIN PROGRAMME
2019 will mark the centenary of the first sitting of Dáil Éireann, in Dublin’s Mansion House. This took place on 21 January 2019, the same day as the outbreak of the Irish War of Independence. To mark this significant event in Irish history the following commemorative coin products will be issued:
Half-ounce Commemorative Gold Proof Coin
Proof Set to include the €2 commemorative circulating coin
Annual Mint Set – Irish Historical Buildings to include the €2 commemorative coin
There will be two silver proof commemorative coins issued in 2019.
€15 Silver Proof Coin to Commemorate 100 Years since the First Trans-Atlantic Flight
On 15 June 1919 the first trans-Atlantic flight in history, flown by aviators John Alcock and Arthur Brown, landed in Clifden Co. Galway. This was the first crossing of the Atlantic-Ocean by aeroplane in less than 72 consecutive hours.
€15 Silver Proof Phil Lynott Coin, as part of the 3-year Modern Irish Musicians Series
This will be the second coin in the three year series called ‘Modern Irish Musicians.’ The Phil Lynott coin will commemorate the 70th anniversary of his birth in 1949. The coin follows the Rory Gallagher coin in 2018 and will be superseded by a coin to commemorate the 80th anniversary since the birth of Luke Kelly.
From the Newsletter the 2€ CC theme will be "2019 will mark the centenary of the first sitting of Dáil Éireann, in Dublin’s Mansion House" and it will have a mintage of 1.000.000 pieces. Expected beginning of 2019.