Press release 10 April 2013
The Central Bank of Ireland has launched a collector coin in honour of James Joyce.
The coin features a portrait of Joyce and lines from Chapter 3 of Ulysses depicted as a continuous stream of consciousness.
Speaking at the launch in Newman House UCD, Governor Patrick Honohan said: ‘The coin’s design, combining portrait and concept in an original manner, reflects Joyce’s standing as one of the leading figures in the modernist movement’.
The coin was designed by Mary Gregoriy with an issue limit of 10,000 units and is available to the public from Thursday 11 April 2013. Coins can be purchased by downloading an order form here, by calling 1890 307 607 or directly from the Central Bank on Dame Street in Dublin at a cost of €46.