Irish Coinage


EURO Images


Irish Euro Images



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2002 - Copyright
Version 1.09a
1 January, 2002

  These are the official images released by the Central Bank of Ireland prior to the introduction of the coins. The quality of the 'Irish' obverse images is not great. I will be scanning some uncirculated examples to replace these in due course.

The coins were released to the public on December 14th 2001 in Euro Starter Packs at 5.00 each containg €6.35.

Each of the 12 countries issued similar packs but with differening amounts of Euros as they amount was based on a comvenient total in the local currency eg 20DM in Germany and Pta2000 in Spain etc.

The coins began to circulate normally on Jan 1, 2002.