Bosnia and Herzegovina 200 KM

O’Brien Currency Guide: Bosnia & Herzegovina (Convertible Mark)

Bosnia & Herzegovina Bosnia & Herzegovina declared sovereignty in October 1991 and independence from the former Yugoslavia on 3 March 1992 after a referendum boycotted by ethnic Serbs. The Bosnian Serbs – supported by neighboring Serbia and Montenegro – responded with armed resistance aimed at partitioning the republic along ethnic lines and joining Serb-held areas…

2002-2006 Ireland €2, Type I reverse

O’Brien Coin Guide: Irish €2 Coins

The two euro coin (€2) is the highest value euro coin and has been used since the introduction of the euro (in its cash form) in 2002.  The coin dates from 2002, when euro coins and notes were introduced in the 12 member eurozone and its related territories. The common side was designed by Luc…

2002 Ireland €1, Type I reverse

O’Brien Coin Guide: Irish €1 Coins

The one euro coin (€1) is the new basic unit of currency for the Euro Zone – an area where a common currency (the Euro) is used.  This new economic area was implemented on 1st January 2002 when 12 national currencies of varying values were replaced with new coinage and banknotes.  The rates of exchange were…