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Irish euro coins all share the same design by Jarlath Hayes, that of the harp, a traditional symbol for Ireland since the Middle Ages, based on that of the Brian Boru harp, housed in Trinity College, Dublin. The same harp is used as the official seals of the Taoiseach, and government ministers and the Official Seal of the President of Ireland. The coins' design also features the 12 stars of the EU, the year of imprint and the Irish name for Ireland, "ÉIRE", in the traditional Gaelic script.

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Irish euro design

For images of the common side and a detailed description of the coins, see euro coins.

Depiction of Irish euro coinage | Obverse side
€ 0.01 € 0.02 € 0.05
Eurocoin.ie.001.gif Eurocoin.ie.002.gif Eurocoin.ie.005.gif
Cláirseach (traditional Irish harp)
€ 0.10 € 0.20 € 0.50
Eurocoin.ie.010.gif Eurocoin.ie.020.gif Eurocoin.ie.050.gif
Cláirseach
€ 1.00 € 2.00 € 2 Coin Edge
Eurocoin.ie.100.gif 2 Euro coin Ie.gif 2€ edge inv2.svg for a total of 12 stars
Cláirseach

Circulating Mintage quantities

Face Value [1] €0.01 €0.02 €0.05 €0.10 €0.20 €0.50 €1.00 €2.00 €2.00 Comm
2002 404,334,788 354,638,386 456,265,848 275,908,284 234,570,562 144,139,592 135,134,737 90,543,166 //
2003 77,902,182 177,290,034 48,352,370 133.815,907 57,142,221 11,812,326 2,520,700 2,631,076 //
2004 174,833,634 143,004,694 80,354,322 36,772,778 32,421,447 6,749,312 1,632,990 3,738,186 //
2005 127,019,391 72,599,884 56,509,380 4,707,786 40,494,062 17,308,568 6,824,777 12,037,981 //
2006 105,468,273 26,628,597 88,058,370 9,263,411 10,417,229 1,021,138 4,078,722 3,920,519 //
2007 18,515,843 84,291,248 36,225,742 54,434,307 12,953,789 4,991,002 1,850,049 5,413,663 4,650,112
2008 5,744,031 52,068 50,000 11,794,508 14,786,835 50,000 2,609,757 5,822,003 ???
/// = has not been minted, ??? = unknown as of yet, --- = only minted for sets

Identifying marks

National Identifier "éıʀe"
Mint Mark None
Engravers Initials None
€2 Edge inscription Edge com2 s01.jpg

€2 commemorative coins

Gold and silver commemorative coins

Irish proof sets

In 2006 & 2007 the Central Bank of Ireland issued a limited edition of its Euro coins in proof quality.

Irish starter kit

In 2001 the Central Bank of Ireland issued starter kits for the introduction of the Euro.

References

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