15 euro: The Salmon

Series: Ireland: Animals of Irish Coinage

Image of a coin 15 euro | Ireland | The Salmon | 2011

Image: Copyright © Royal Scandinavian Mint

This coin was launched on 10 October 2011. It is the second in a three-year series which pays homage to the original 1928 Irish coin designs by Percy Metcalfe. This modern interpretation of the original design is by Emmet Mullins. The issue limit for this silver proof coin is only 12,000 pieces. The diameter of the coin is 38.61 mm and the coins each weigh 28.28 grammes. The alloy used in the production of this coin is .925 Sterling Silver.