2010 Robert Emmet Medallion Now Available
The 50th annual St. Patrick’s Celebration in Emmetsburg will be held Mar. 19-21. Coinciding with the celebration is the release of the 2010 Robert Emmet Medallion. There are a limited number of medallions available at St. Patrick’s Association Gift Shop located on the corner of 10th and Broadway, Emmetsburg, at a cost of $5.
The coin shows Robert Emmet in the silhouette of a shamrock with the words: Emmetsburg, Iowa U.S.A., 50th Celebration 1961-2010, Robert Emmet 1778-1803. The reverse side is identical to previous medallions, featuring the crossed flags of Ireland and the United States, depicting unity between the two countries.
Although many of the original collectors have passed out of this world, the medallion continues to attract the attention of numismatists throughout Ireland and the United States.