ISSUED: BY CENTRAL BANK OF IRELAND.
ISSUE DATE: 9TH MAY 2012.
LIMIT ISSUE: 12,000.
QUALITY: PROOF. FINE GOLD .999
WEIGHT: 0.5GR. DIAMETER: 11.00MM.
DESIGNER: THOMAS RYAN.
THIS GOLD COIN IS ONE OF THE SMALLEST IN THE WORLD WITH GREAT DETAIL.
BOOK OF KELLS
The Book of Kells is one of Ireland’s national treasures. This finely written, profusely decorated manuscript of the four Gospels of the New Testament is some twelve hundred years old. A remarkable product of what has been called a ‘golden period of Christian art and learning. The manuscript takes its name from the Abbey of kells that was its home for centuries. Today, it is on permanent display in Trinity College Library, Dublin. The library usually displays two of the current four volumes at a time, one showing a major illustration and the other showing typical text pages.
THE COIN CELEBRATES IRELAND’S MAGNIFICENT HISTORY OF MONASTIC ART.
COIN COMES IN A NICE PRESENTATION BOX WITH NUMBERED CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY