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2008 Skellig Michael 10 Euro Silver Proof

ID Number: 5353
Category: Modern Bank of Ireland Sets
Catalogue Number: 2008 Skellig Michael 10 Euro Proof
Grade: Gem Proof
Weight: 28.28 g. Silver .925 fine
Date: 2008 Sterling Silver
Denomination: 10 Euro
Price: $60. Sold
Additional Details
2008 Central Bank of Ireland 10 Euro Silver Proof Coin.  28.28 g.; 38.61 mm; Sterling Silver .925 Fine.  Edge grained.  This €10 Silver Proof Coin has been struck to celebrate the magnificent UNESCO Heritage Site of Skellig Michael, based 15 Kilometres off the west coast of County Kerry. This steep rocky island was an important centre of monastic life for Irish Christian monks for 600 years.  The harp of 14 strings dividing EIRE and 2008.   In lucite screw holder in plush fitted case of issue with certificate.  25,000 issued.

Michael Guilfoyle, the designer of this coin series has chosen to represent the physical and spiritual aspects of the island in this design. At the center of the coin is the island itself, with a flock of birds soaring from the summit towards the stars in reference to the patron saint of Skellig, Saint Michael, the Christian saint who carried the souls of the worthy to Heaven.

The Irish name for the Island i.e. ”Sceilig Mhichíl” is featured on both this silver proof coin and the corresponding gold proof coin.

Obverse side
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Reverse side
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