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To err is human!

Posted on Wed, 17 April 2013 by Carol - General News, Coin News

There were embarrassed faces at the Central Bank of Ireland as it was revealed that the new 10 euro coin issued to commemorate legendary Irish author James Joyce had an extra word erroneously added to a famous James Joyce quote. As well as an image of Joyce there are three sentences from his famous 1922 work “Ulysses” on the new coin design. However, this has not deterred sales as we can now report, all 10,000 coins minted have sold out—in just over 2 days! Although the Central Bank has offered a full refund to any disgruntled purchasers, as yet collectors seem keen to hang on to their “error” coin.