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2009 Robert Emmet Coin Now Available From St. Pat’s

By Staff | Feb 12, 2009

The 2009 Robert Emmet collectible coin is now available from St. Pat’s Headquarters in Emmetsburg.

The 2009 coin features a side view of Robert Emmet. His image faces left, surrounded by the words “Emmetsburg, Iowa” and two stars.

To the left of the image are the words “Robert Emmet” and the date “March 2009.” The year of issue is in Roman numerals, XLIV (44). The Robert Emmet medallion is considered the longest running series of trade tokens in the United States.

The reverse side of the coin remains consistent with previous years. The flags of the United States and Ireland are featured, along with two shamrocks. The words “Sister City of Dublin, Ireland,” “Irish Dollar” and “Iowa’s Irish Capital, Emmetsburg, IA” are on the coin.

The 2009 bronze medallions are available for $5 each. Many back issues are also available for that price. A list of persons wanting to buy, trade or sell back issues is available at St. Pat’s Headquarters.

Stop at the Irish Gift Shop at the corner of 10th and broadway to see the wide assortment of Irish items. The shop is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m.

The 2009 St. Patrick’s Celebration is scheduled for March 13-15, with activities on all three dates. The Junior Miss Pageant and the Miss Shamrock Pageant will be held Sunday, March 8. The a cappella group Tonic Sol Fa will perform March 14. Tickets are available in advance at St. Pat’s.