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…

The 2008 €100 gold coin (polar explorers) - the largest (28mm diameter) and heaviest (half ounce) Irish gold coin to date.

O’Brien Coin Guide: Irish Commemorative Euro Coins

Most of the coins listed below were struck as ‘proofs’ – the exception being the first of the series, the €5 Special Olympics coin.  This was a cupro-nickel coin and is available as BU mini-presentation folder.  In addition to this, all other coins were struck in either Sterling silver or gold and are issued in…

O’Brien Coin Guide: Irish Commemorative €2 coins

Rules regarding the issue of €2 commemorative coins Thus far, the Central Bank of Ireland has resisted the urge to ‘optionally’ issue commemorative €2 coins as per their statutory allowance.  This is not true of many of our continental cousins in the Euro Zone who, it seems, have taken up their options with increasing zeal…