50 Ecu Gold Proof 1990.
carat gold: 28 mm.
AGW 0.4421 oz
in 1990 by the Central Bank of Ireland, when the planning
commission for the Euro met in Dublin. The design, by Thomas Ryan, President of
the Royal Hiberian Society, continues the W.B. Yeats's harp and animal theme for
the Irish coinage, introduced in 1928.
harp surrounded by the 12 stars, for each of the original 12 Euro countries,
around below reading down, the proposed denomination, 50 ecu, which was rejected
for being too French, in favour of the Euro.
reverse a Red Deer or Stag of Ireland, EIRE above and the date 1990 below the
Sold in the original screw capsule. No box or certificate.