Carl Milles' designs for the 1927 Irish Coin Design Competition.

O’Brien Coin Guide: Carl Milles’ Irish Coin Designs (1927)

Introduction: In 1922 Ireland won its independence from Britain and, after the initial distraction of a civil war, the country began to move on and set about its primary task of nation-building. The process that followed was difficult and divisive and one of the things deemed essential for the new state was its own currency.…