Irish euro coins catalog with values

 

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Circulation euro coins of Ireland

coin Ireland 2 euro 2002
2 euro 2002 (2002-2006)

bi-metallic - nickel-brass/copper-nickel
2 EURO
EIRE 2002
Value - 3-4 USD

 

coin Ireland 2 euro 2008
2 euro 2008 (2007- )

bi-metallic - nickel-brass/copper-nickel
2 EURO
EIRE 2008
Value - 3-5 USD

 

 

coin Ireland 1 euro 2002
1 euro 2002 (2002-2006)

bi-metallic - copper-nickel/nickel-brass
1 EURO
EIRE 2002
Value - 2-3 USD

 

coin Ireland 1 euro 2011
1 euro 2011 (2007- )

bi-metallic - copper-nickel/nickel-brass
1 EURO
EIRE 2011
Value - 3-5 USD

 

 

coin Ireland 50 euro cent 2002
50 euro cent 2002 (2002-2006)

brass
50 EURO CENT
EIRE 2002
Value - ~1 USD

 

coin Ireland 50 euro cent 2015
50 euro cent 2015 (2007- )

brass
50 EURO CENT
EIRE 2015
Value - 2-4 USD

 

 

coin Ireland 20 euro cent 2003
20 euro cent 2003 (2002-2006)

brass
20 EURO CENT
EIRE 2003
Value - <1 USD

 

coin Ireland 20 euro cent 2007
20 euro cent 2007 (2007- )

brass
20 EURO CENT
EIRE 2007
Value - <1 USD

 

 

coin Ireland 10 euro cent 2003
10 euro cent 2003 (2002-2006)

brass
10 EURO CENT
EIRE 2003
Value - <1 USD

 

coin Ireland 10 euro cent 2008
10 euro cent 2008 (2007- )

brass
10 EURO CENT
EIRE 2008
Value - <1 USD

 

 

coin Ireland 5 euro cent 2008
5 euro cent 2008 (2002- )

copper plated steel
5 EURO CENT
EIRE 2008
Value - <1 USD

 

 

coin Ireland 2 euro cent 2007
2 euro cent 2007 (2002- )

copper plated steel
2 EURO CENT
EIRE 2007
Value - <1 USD

 

 

coin Ireland 1 euro cent 2005
1 euro cent 2005 (2002- )

copper plated steel
1 EURO CENT
EIRE 2005
Value - <1 USD

 

 

Commemorative euro coins of Ireland - chart with prices

coin Ireland 5 euro 2003
5 euro 2003

copper-nickel
Special Olympics Games
5 EURO / SPECIAL OLYMPIC WORLD GAMES IRELAND 2003 / Denomination and multicolor games logo
EIRE 2003
Value - 10-20 USD

 

 

coin Ireland 2 euro 2007
2 euro 2007

bi-metallic - nickel-brass/copper-nickel
50th Anniversary Treaty of Rome
2 EURO / Denomination and map
CONRADH NA ROIMHE 50 BLIAIN / AN EORAIP / EIRE 2007 / Open treaty book, stars around
Value - 4-6 USD

 

coin Ireland 2 euro 2009
2 euro 2009

bi-metallic - nickel-brass/copper-nickel
10th Anniversary of EMU (European Economic and Monetary Union)
2 EURO / Denomination and map
EIRE / AEA 1999-2009 EMU / Stylized figure with euro symbol, stars around
Value - 5-7 USD

 

coin Ireland 2 euro 2012
2 euro 2012

bi-metallic - nickel-brass/copper-nickel
10th Anniversary of Euro coinage
2 EURO / Denomination and map
EIRE / 2002 2012 / Euro symbol on globe with child-like rendering, stars around
Value - 5-7 USD

 

coin Ireland 2 euro 2015
2 euro 2015

bi-metallic - nickel-brass/copper-nickel
30th Anniversary of European Flag
2 EURO / Denomination and map
EIRE / 1985 2015 / People surrounding starred flag, stars around
Value - 4-6 USD

 

coin Ireland 2 euro 2016
2 euro 2016

bi-metallic - nickel-brass/copper-nickel
100th Anniversary of Easter Rising
2 EURO / Denomination and map
HIBERNIA / 1916 2016 / EIRE 2016 / Statue of Hibernia perched at the top of the General Post Office building, rays and stars around
Value - 4-6 USD

 

coin Ireland 2 euro 2019
2 euro 2019

bi-metallic - nickel-brass/copper-nickel
100th Anniversary of the First Dáil (the first meeting of the Irish Republic parliament)
2 EURO / Denomination and map
AN CHEAD DAIL / EIRE 2019 / Stylized image of Dublin City Hall's Round Hall
Value - 3-5 USD

 

 

List of all Irish commemorative euro - chart with prices

Year Face value Mintage Theme Alloy Diameter (mm) Weight (gr) Price in Euro
2003 5 60000 2003 Summer Special Olympics in Ireland copper-nickel 28,4 14,19 20
2007 2 4600112 50th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Rome bimetallic 25,75 8,5 5
2009 2 3821908 10th anniversary of the Economic and Monetary Union bimetallic 25,75 8,5 4
2012 2 3000000 10 years of euro cash circulation bimetallic 25,75 8,5 4
2015 2 1000000 30th anniversary of the European flag bimetallic 25,75 8,5 3
2016 2 4500000 100 years of the Easter uprising of 1916 bimetallic 25,75 8,5 3
2019 2 1000000 100th anniversary of Doyle Eren's first meeting bimetallic 25,75 8,5 3
2022 2 3000000 35th anniversary of the Erasmus program bimetallic 25,75 8,5 3

 

 

Irish euro coins description

Ireland (irl. Eire, eng. Ireland)
Capital: Dublin Area: 70273 km2
Population: 4.59 million (2013)
Official languages: Irish, English
Currency before the introduction of the euro: Irish pound = 100 pennies
Date of introduction of the euro: from January 1, 1999 in a non-cash settlement, since January 1, 2002 in cash
Head of State: President
Form of government: parliamentary republic

 

 

After the transition to a single European currency, the Irish did not radically change the design of their coins. As before, the front side of the Irish coins is decorated with the Celtic harp - the state symbol of Ireland. The only difference from the old coins denominated in pounds: 12 stars of the European Union around the circumference. To the right of the harp is the year of minting, to the left is the name of the issuing state in Irish: EIRE (IRELAND).
The new design was created by Irish artist Jarlath Hayes. On the territory of the British Isles, the harp - the state symbol of Ireland - appeared in the 13th century. BC e. thanks to the Phoenician merchants-navigators. First, it was brought to Ireland, from where it already came to Wales and Scotland, and only in the second half of the 9th century. appeared on the continent under the name "English zither".

In Ireland, the harp is considered a local invention, the prototype of which was the four-stringed cruit, or mole (chrotta, cruit, clairseach), known even among the Celtic tribes. Kruit is a small lyre-like instrument, about 60 cm high. It was worn on the belt, and a special plate (plectrum) was used for playing. The triangular harp, brought to the island by the Phoenicians, the Irish also began to call kruit in a local way. They improved the instrument by strengthening the frame, and replaced the horsehair strings with copper, silver or even gold ones. And it was not at all a waste or a whim. Decorating harps with gold and precious stones, the Irish sought to preserve their fortune. According to the law, all property could be confiscated for debts, but no one had the right to take away the harp.
References to the Irish harp are often found in ancient Celtic myths and legends. In addition, in different provinces of Ireland, its images have been preserved on stone carved reliefs, the origin of which is attributed to the 8th-10th centuries, when the traditional Irish harp flourished. At the moment, only 14 preserved ancient instruments and their fragments are known.
For the first time, the harp became a symbol of Ireland in the 13th century. In the French catalog of coats of arms of 1280, the coat of arms of the King of Ireland depicted a golden harp against a blue background, symbolizing Irish musical traditions, their antiquity and importance to the national culture. After the formation of the Kingdom of Ireland in 1541, the harp became the emblem of the new Irish state. Her image was used on the coat of arms and in the same period first appeared on national coins.
After gaining independence, Ireland again chose the harp as its symbol, which became the state emblem. Her image is used not only on the coat of arms, but also on official documents, government and presidential seals, passports and coins.

Despite the fact that the Republic of Ireland has its own mint, some of the coins of this state were minted in other European countries. So, for example, the issue of 1-, 2- and 5-cent coins in 2002 was ordered at the Royal Mint of Great Britain, and in 2007 - at the Paris Mint. In addition, regular issue coins issued as part of numismatic sets of improved minting quality were produced in Finland (2006, 2007) and the Netherlands (2009, 2012). At the same time, there are no designations of mints, therefore, it is impossible to determine the place of minting the coin.

 

 

 

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Coins of Irish euro in the catalog are presented divided by historical periods, indicating the main characteristics and differences by type.
Inside the sections, the coins are sorted by denomination - from large to small.
The cost of the coin is approximate and is indicated specifically for the coin shown in the picture. You can use this price to evaluate similar coins (of the same type), but remember that the value is affected by many factors, such as the state of preservation and the date of minting. The cost of coins of the same type can vary greatly depending on the number of surviving copies.
Coins of Irish euro presented on this page are not sold or bought - this is only a catalog.