"Good King Wences'las looked out, on the Feast of Stephen, When the snow lay round about, deep and crisp and even." Despite only becoming a public holiday in 1871, the Feast of Stephen (Lá Fhéile Stiofáin) has been honoured in Ireland for many centuries and has incorporated some fascinating traditions, the origins of which are now lost in the...
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The Dublin Mint Office are very pleased to announce the appointment of a new managing director, Christopher Wood, who will also join the Board of Directors.

Celebrate Halloween by discovering some of Ireland’s most famous myths and legends! Since time began, mythology and Celtic legend has been a rich and fascinating part of our nation’s culture, that continues to this day to enthrall all listeners of the tales! This Halloween, take a look at some of Ireland’s greatest legends – and the famous,...
Minting qualities The quality of a coin can be determined by its metal content, by its finish or by both. Different processes are employed in the striking of coins to ensure that they have greater durability and collectability. Coins minted for circulation are usually minted in a lower quality than those struck for the purpose of collecting or...

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ABOUT PRECIOUS METALS Gold - the most desired precious metal For collectors and investors alike gold remains reliable and dependable - a thing of permanence in an ever-changing world. Demand for gold has soared during the first years of the 21st century as a very sound asset in uncertain times. The Dublin Mint Office offers a wide range of gold...

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Some do's and don'ts However and whatever you choose to start collecting, there are certain do’s and don'ts that are worth following in order to avoid disappointment and unnecessary expense.