Photographer Niels van Schendel forwarded this image of Ireland's new 10 Euro coin commemorating author James Joyce. I like the design. While I abhor wordiness on coins, it works well here.
Bibliophiles with a numismatic bent will note that the Central Bank of Ireland is releasing a 38mm ten Euro coin in .925 silver on April 10. The website is
www.centralbank.ie and the e-mail address is email@example.com. Mintage at B.H. Mayers Mint is limited to 10,000.
At forty six Euros, these are not inexpensive, but owning a sculpted image of Joyce's signature "spectacles" (spectacles is Brit-speak for eyeglasses) and engraved script, will remind purchasers that the lyrical Joyce wrote to be read out loud, often phonetically creating slang and local dialect!