2015 Ireland - Special €2 commemorative coin (30th anniversary of the EU flag)

Irish Coin Daily: Ireland Special €2 commemorative (30th anniversary of the EU flag) 2015

Date: 2015 Description: In July 2015, the 19 euro-area countries jointly issued a commemorative euro coin celebrating 30 years of the EU flag. Regardless of the country, it bears the same design on the national side, normally reserved for a motif specific to that country. This is the fourth time the euro-area members have decided…

Edward IV, First ‘Anonymous’ Issue (1460-1462) Copper Half-farthing, 1.26g, DF.101 var. S. 6399

Irish Coin Daily: Edward IV. First reign, Anonymous ‘Crown’ coinage (1460-1462) Copper Half-farthing, or Patrick

Date: c. 1460-1463 Description: Edward IV (First reign, 1461-1470) Anonymous ‘Crown’ coinage – copper half-farthing or ‘Patrick’. Struck circa 1460-1462. Weight: 1.26 g Good Very Fine (gVF) Rare References: DF.101 var.; S. 6399 Obverse: Crown in centre, within a toothed border Legend, within outer toothed rim / border: + PA (space) TRIR° (branch) Reverse: Large…

2012 Ireland - Special €2 commemorative coin (10 years of euro banknotes and coins)

Irish Coin Daily: Ireland Special €2 commemorative (10 years of euro banknotes and coins) 2012

Date: 2012 Description: On 1 January 2002, euro banknotes and coins were introduced in 12 Member States of the European Union. The introduction of the euro was an unprecedented challenge, but it went smoothly, and billions of banknotes and coins started to circulate in a matter of days. Five more Member States adopted the euro…

There is over €347.4 million worth of old Irish banknotes and coins missing!

Great news for collectors! Over €347,404,127 worth of old Irish banknotes and coins are missing!

Yes, you read that correctly. A massive €347,404,127 worth of old Irish banknotes and coins have yet to be handed in to the Central Bank of Ireland since the introduction of the Euro on 1st January 2002 – 18 years since the Euro Changeover! To be absolutely precise, that’s: €224,389,631.19 in old Irish bank notes…

2007 Ireland - special €2 commemorative coin - 50th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome

Irish Coin Daily: Ireland Special €2 commemorative (50th Anniv. of the Treaty of Rome) 2007

Date: 2007 Description: This was the first special €2 commemorative coin issued by Ireland and was part of the first pan-EU set, where all members issued a similar coin, albeit with some localisation differences, i.e. the legends are in national languages. The Treaty of Rome established the European Economic Community and ultimately led to the…

Hiberno-Norse, Phase VI silver penny - Crude draped bust left, crozier before, quatrefoil behind; Long cross, pellet within annulet at centre, sceptre and pellet in opposing quarters

Irish Coin Daily: Hiberno-Norse Silver Penny, Phase VI – Crude draped bust left / Voided long cross, pellet within annulet at centre

Date: c. 1095/1100-1150   Description: Hiberno-Scandinavian period, Phase VI, Penny. Class A, Type 1c – degraded imitation of the Long Cross type of Æthelred II, crook before left-facing bust and quatrefoil behind. Long cross with pellet within annulet at centre, sceptres and pellets in opposing quarters. Uncertain mint signature and moneyer. Diameter: 18 mm Weight: …

2009 Ireland - Special €2 commemorative coin (10th anniversary of the EMU and the birth of the euro)

Irish Coin Daily: Ireland Special €2 commemorative (10th Anniversary of the EMU and the Birth of the Euro) 2009

Date: 2009 Description: The coin shows a stick figure which merges into the € symbol. It seeks to convey the idea of the single currency and, by extension, Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) being the latest step in Europe’s long history of trade and economic integration. The design was chosen out of a shortlist of…