125 Years of the GAA Commemorated with Launch of15 Silver Proof Coin

The Central Bank on Tuesday launched a limited edition €15 silver proof collector coin marking the 125th anniversary of the founding of the GAA. The coin features the Association crest and a depiction of a hurler in intricate detail.

Only 10,000 of these coins will be issued. Each individual coin is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity specifying the quality of the coins and limited issue.

The €15 Silver Proof Coin will be on sale to the public from November4th, at a cost of €36 per coin. The coin can be purchased from the Central Bank (1890 307 607) and also from the GAA Museum (01 8192323). An official order form is available from the Central Bank by phoning 1890 307 607 or from the website, www.centralbank.ie. The set may also be purchased directly from the Central Banks premises in Dame Street and from selected GAA outlets nationwide.

Uachtarán Chumann Lúthchleas Gael Críostóir Ó Cuana received the first coin and said he believed the special issue would be a big hit with members of the Association.

He said: "The box set produced to mark our 125th Anniversary was very well received and I have no doubt that this specially minted coin will be prove to be every bit as popular.

"Its release marks the end of our 125 celebrations and provides members with an excellent collectors item for future generations to look back on.

"It portrays our ancient game of hurling and encapsulates the importance of the year 2009 in the history of the Association and I thank everyone who was involved with the project."



03-Nov-09 by GAA.ie