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.
Irish euro design
For images of the common side and a detailed description of the coins, see euro coins.
Circulating Mintage quantities
€2 commemorative coins
50th Anniversary of the Signature of the Treaty of Rome (2007)
Ten years of Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) and the birth of the euro (2009)
Gold and silver commemorative coins
Accession of ten new countries to the European Union (2004)
Samuel Beckett Birth 100th Anniversary (2006)
Ivan Meštrović's design (2007)
International polar year (2008)
Irish proof sets
In 2006 & 2007 the Central Bank of Ireland issued a limited edition of its Euro coins in proof quality.
How the set looks. (2007)
Irish starter kit
In 2001 the Central Bank of Ireland issued starter kits for the introduction of the Euro.
The Irish Starter Kit. (2002)
Limited release in 2010, featuring an Irish hunter horse and foal.
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