The 60th anniversary of the inauguration of John F. Kennedy honored with an Irish euro banknote
President John F. Kennedy receives one euro collectible to commemorate the 60th anniversary of his inauguration.
The company Euro Note Souvenir, based in Galway, publishes a limited batch of 10,000 banknotes bearing the image of the Irish President of the United States of America.
The 0 euro souvenir banknotes are printed by Oberthur Fiduciaire, one of the official printing houses of the European Central Bank (ECB), located in France.
The souvenir banknote is printed on real silver paper and has all the security features of a regular banknote, including micro-printing, watermark, invisible UV sensitive ink and hologram, according to EIN Press Wire.
“Many Irish people are extremely proud of JFK’s legacy, as he was the first Catholic Irish President in America,” said Peter Schneider, Managing Director of Euro Note Souvenir Ltd. “Even decades after his passing, there is a deep desire for remembrance. “
The 35th President of the United States, John F Kennedy, was inaugurated on January 20, 1961.
In 1963, the President visited Ireland, including the Dunganstwon Cottage near New Ross Co. Wexford, where his ancestors lived before emigrating to America in the 1840s during the famine.
During his stay he received a coat of arms from the Chief Herald of Ireland and received honorary degrees from the National University of Ireland and Trinity College Dublin.
He also attended a State Dinner where he was granted freedom of the cities of Wexford, Cork, Dublin, Galway and Limerick. Kennedy also became the first foreign leader to address the Houses of the Oireachtas (the Irish parliament).
The limited commemorative tickets, priced at € 6.15, can be pre-ordered on the Company Website.