|The Easter Rising, also known as the Easter Rebellion, was an armed insurrection in Ireland during Easter Week, 1916. The Rising was mounted by Irish republicans to end British rule in Ireland and establish an independent Irish Republic while the United Kingdom was heavily engaged in World War I. It was the most significant uprising in Ireland since the rebellion of 1798.
The coin depicts the statue of Hibernia rising above the general post office building whose occupation in 1916 marked the start of the Easter Rising. Hibernia is the symbol of Ireland. Its name comes from the ancient Greek name of Ireland and its sculpture is the work of John Smyth. Hibernia is considered a witness to the events of 1916 and, a hundred years, he has witnessed the flowering of the nation based on the ideals of the Proclamation.
At the top of the inner circle is the inscription 'HIBERNIA "in handwriting inspired by the historic Book of Kells. Sunbeams reflect the underlying idea of the uprising and the corresponding Proclamation, namely, the dawn of the new nation and republic.
Diameter - 25.75mm
Thickness - 2.2mm
Weight - 8.5gr
|Combination of the number 2 and ** repeated six times