The obverse design features the Irish Harp separating the date and legend “EIRE” or Ireland.
The reverse was designed by Alan Ardiff and Garret Stokes features a broighter boat which is based on an early Irish ornamental boat made in gold during the Iron Age and currently residing in the National Museum. Below the design is the word “MILLENNIUM” while to the left is the denomination “1£”. The broighter boat design is supposed to represent the passage of time and ability to navigate by the stars.
General Market Notes
Coins are readily available and affordable in all grades.