Belgium 2015 special €2 commemorative coin - Centenary of the start of the First World War

O’Brien Coin Guide: Commemorative €2 Coins of 2014

The descriptions on this page have been taken from the Official Journal of the European Union and the European Central Bank website. Coins are listed in chronological order, i.e. date of issue. Where the dates of issue are the same, coins are listed in alphabetical order, by country (English spelling). Summary Date Country Commemorating Mintage…

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…

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…