This limited edition collector coin is issued to commemorate the life and work of Ernest Walton, the only Irish person to win a Nobel Prize in science. It is a €15 Silver Proof Coin issued by the Central Bank of Ireland.
Ernest Walton was born in Abbeyside, County Waterford. In 1922 he won scholarships to Trinity College, Dublin for the study of mathematics and science. He was awarded bachelors and master's degrees from Trinity in 1926 and 1927, respectively. The "Walton Causeway Park" in Dungarvan, Co. Waterford was dedicated in his honour with Walton himself attending the ceremony in 1989. He died in Belfast on 25 June 1995, aged 91.