It was in 1928 when WB Yeats chaired the first Irish coin committee and these coins are the first series of coins made for the Irish state. Moreover, the coins have the letters 'Saorstat Eireann' meaning Irish Free State. 1928 marks the first year that Irish coins were made, making them rare. If you are looking for a gift for someone who not only appreciates a truely unique piece of jewellery but also history then these cufflinks may be exactly what your are looking for. Each set of cufflinks come with a printout of the history of these coins, so you can share this piece of history.