2019 Ireland - Special €2 commemorative coin (Centenary of the 1st Dáil Éireann)

Irish Coin Daily: Ireland Special €2 commemorative (Centenary of the 1st Dáil Éireann) 2019

Date: 2019 Description: 2019 Ireland – Special €2 commemorative coin (Centenary of the 1st Dáil Éireann). Apart from the Europe-wide coins that all states issue, this is only the second special commemorative €2 coin Ireland has issued on its own since 2002 – the previous one being the 2016 Easter Rising commemorative. Bimetallic (Nk/Ng) Outer…

2016 Ireland special €2 - 100th anniversary of the Easter Rising

Irish Coin Daily: Ireland Special €2 commemorative (100 Years since the Easter Rising) 2016

Date: 2016 Description: The Easter Rising, also known as the Easter Rebellion, was an armed insurrection in Ireland during Easter Week, 1916. The Rising was mounted by Irish republicans to end British rule in Ireland and establish an independent Irish Republic while the United Kingdom was heavily engaged in World War I. It was the…

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…

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…

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…

Confederate Catholics crown. 24.57 g. (Rebel Money). Large cross (thin), large V, small S above. S 6558, DF 313, KM 66

Irish Coin Daily: Confederate Catholic Crown (Rebel Money). Large cross (thin), large V, small ‘S’ above

Date: 1642-43   Description: Rebel Money Crown; issued (from silver plate) by the Catholic Confederacy of Kilkenny from 1642-43 due to currency shortages. A large cross, vestiges of a beaded edge. A large V, small ‘serifed’ S above. Weight: 24.57 g References: S 6558; DF 313; KM 66 Well-struck on a slightly smaller flan than…

Confederate Catholics crown. 23.34 g. 44 mm. (Rebel Money). Large cross, large V, small S above; large pellet below the S.

Irish Coin Daily: Confederate Catholic Crown (Rebel Money). Large cross (thick), large V, small S above; large pellet below the S

Date: 1642-43 Description: Rebel Money Crown; issued (from silver plate) by the Catholic Confederacy of Kilkenny from 1642-43 due to currency shortages. A large cross, vestiges of a beaded edge. A large V, small S above; large pellet below the S. Diameter: c. 44 mm (partial flan) Weight: 23.34 g References: S. 6558; D&F 313…

Ormonde Money, Groat, small lozenge between CR, tall, thin numerals and medium 'D' on reverse

Irish Coin Daily: Ormonde Money, Groat, small lozenge between CR, tall, thin numerals and medium ‘D’ on reverse

Date: 1643-44 Description: Ormonde Money Groat, small lozenge between CR; with tall, thin numerals and medium-sized ‘D’ on the reverse. Weight: 1.73 g References: S. 6548. D&F 304 Well-struck on a partial flan. Lots of wear & tear, plus a few knocks – suggesting substantial circulation. Despite the substantial wear and damage, this coin is…