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Thin Lizzy's Phil Lynott will be honoured with a new commemorative coin


To mark what would’ve been Phil Lynott’s 70th birthday the Central Bank of Ireland is issuing a new commemorative coin to celebrate the Thin Lizzy star.

Lynott’s work with Thin Lizzy is still revered today, taking control of the bass and vocals in the ‘Boys Are Back In Town’ band, Lynott remains an iconic figure of Modern Ireland to this day.

The €15 coin will commemorate the life and times of the talented musician and only 3,000 will be available to the public. Lynott sang with the band from 1969 until he tragically passed in 1986.

The singer sadly passed away at age 36 after contracting pneumonia which subsequently saw him suffer from organ failure.

The Irish President, Michael D Higgins, will unveil the special coin next week (Tuesday, November 26th) at Lynott’s former school. St Kevin’s College, Crumlin, Dublin.