Commemorative coins of Ireland

Various commemorative coins denominated in Irish currency were issued until 2002, when the Irish pound (IEP/IR£) came to an end and was superseded by the euro. Since then there have been Irish commemorative coins denominated in euro.

Irish pound

Silver ten-shilling piece (1966)

Topic: Easter rising of 1916 Designer: T. Hugh Paget
Value: 10s Alloy: .8333 Ag (.4858 oz) Quantity: 2,000,000 20,000 Quality: Reg Proof
Issued: 1966 Diameter: 28.6 mm Weight: 18.14 g Market Value: -
The obverse depicted Patrick Pearse, while the dying Cúchulainn was on the reverse. 1,270,000 of the ten-shilling coins were melted in 1971.

Dublin Millennium 50p (1988)

Topic: Dublin Millennium Designer: Thomas Ryan
Value: 50p Alloy: Cu 750 Ni 250 Quantity: 5,000,000 50,000 Quality: Reg Proof
Issued: 1988 Diameter: - Weight: 13.5g Market Value: -
The obverse depicts the Irish harp

The reverse design features the Coat of Arms of the City of Dublin & the Coat of Arms of the Lord Mayor of Dublin

UN anniversary pound coin (1995)

Topic: 50th Anniversary of the United Nations Designer: -
Value: £1 Alloy: Ag 925 Quantity: 25,000 Authorised (2,750 actual mintage?) Quality: Proof -
Issued: 1995 Diameter: 38.61 mm Weight: 28.28 g Market value: -
The obverse depicts the Irish harp and the dates 1945 and 1995.

The reverse design features a dove carrying in its beak a banner announcing the anniversary dates of 1945 and 1995.

Millennium pound coin (2000)

Topic: Millennium Designer: Alan Ardiff & Garrett Stokes
Value: £1 Alloy: - Quantity: 5,000,000 95,000 Quality: Reg Proof
Issued: 2000 Diameter: 31.1 mm Weight: 20 g Market value: -
The obverse depicts the Irish harp.

The reverse design features the Broighter Boat that dates from the first century BC.

European Currency Unit (ECU)

Topic: Irish European Community Presidency & European integration Designer: Thomas Ryan
Value: 5ecu Alloy: Ag 925 Quantity: 20,000 - Quality: Proof -
Issued: 25.06.1990 Diameter: 28mm Weight: 10g Market Value: -
The obverse depicts the Irish harp surrounded by stars

The reverse design features the Irish Red Deer with a Mountains background

 
Topic: Irish European Community Presidency & European integration Designer: Thomas Ryan
Value: 10ecu Alloy: Ag 925 Quantity: 20,000 - Quality: Proof -
Issued: 25.06.1990 Diameter: 37.5mm Weight: 28g Market Value: -
The obverse depicts the Irish harp surrounded by stars

The reverse design features the Irish Red Deer with a Mountains background

 
Topic: Irish European Community Presidency & European integration Designer: Thomas Ryan
Value: 50ecu Alloy: - Quantity: 5,000 - Quality: Proof -
Issued: 25.06.1990 Diameter: - Weight: 15g Market Value: -
The obverse depicts the Irish harp surrounded by stars

The reverse design features the Irish Red Deer with a Mountains background

See also

References

  1. "Central Bank of Ireland".
  2. "Irishcoinage".
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