Thin Lizzy’s Phil Lynott To Be Commemorated on Irish Currency
The coin will be in honor of the late rock legend’s seventieth birthday.
In 1974, Thin Lizzy sang “It’s Only Money” on the album Nightlife. Now, the band’s late frontman Phil Lynott is being commemorated on real money in his native Ireland.
The limited edition coin featuring Lynott is set to be unveiled by President Michael D. Higgins next Tuesday, November 27, at St. Kevin’s College—Lynott’s former school—in Dublin.
The Central Bank of Ireland is only pressing three thousand of the coins, with a face value of fifteen pounds (approximately $20). The ceremony is set to include a performance of Thin Lizzy’s music by the school band and words from the Irish president. The timing is right, since the band is a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominee this year.
The coins are going to be made available for purchase here on November 27 at 10 a.m. local time in Ireland. They cost sixty-five pounds ($84) each, and they’re sure to sell out fast. So get ’em while you can.