Irish Central Bank Releases Joyce Coin by jjqblog
April 11, 2013, 10:22 AM
Filed under: Events

Today, the Irish Central Bank released a James Joyce collector coin.  The coin, designed by Mary Gregoriy, features a portrait of Joyce with text from Ulysses flowing out of his head as a representation of his stream of consciousness technique.  Unfortunately, the coin misquotes Stephen’s thoughts from “Proteus,” raising the possibility that a revised and corrected edition (perhaps overseen by Hans Gabler) will have to be released.  The coin is part of the European Silver Programme in which EU members issue thematically related coins to commemorate aspects of European culture.  Ten thousand coins are being minted and can be bought here, by calling 1890 307 607, or from the Central Bank in Dublin.  The cost is € 46.  Read more on the coin’s inception and design here.


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