McGregor Victory Marked With Launch Of 2 Million Euro Commemorative Coin
THE IRISH Central Bank has released the first image of a commemorative two million euro coin to mark Conor McGregor winning the UFC Featherweight Championship last Saturday night in Las Vegas.
The commemorative coin, which will go into circulation in the New Year, features a depiction of the Dublin mixed martial arts fighter posing in a war cry, flexing his upper body in a show of strength.
“It’s typical Conor,” Dermot Regan, designer of the coin told WWN. “Each coin contains a 24 carrot gold inset with a Plutonium outer ring, encrusted with 12 diamond stars. The coins will retail at €2.3mn and there will be only 4,000 made to commemorate Ireland’s greatest sporting hero.”
Since the number of commemorative coins is limited to one per country per year, Ireland will have to forfeit a 1916 €2 commemorative coin that was set to mark the centenary of the Irish 1916 rising.
“There was some debate as to whether we should stick to our original 1916 option, but after the fight, everyone decided on the McGregor coin,” Central Bank governor Philip R. Lane explained. “Besides, the whole 1916 thing is saturated now and we feel everyone is sick of it.”
More information on the coin, details of pricing and dates of availability will be released later this month.