2 Euro Cents

Features

Issuer Ireland
Period Republic (1937-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 2002-2023
Value 2 Euro Cents
0.02 EUR = USD 0.021
Currency Euro (2002-date)
Composition Copper plated steel
Weight 3.06 g
Diameter 18.75 mm
Thickness 1.67 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number
N#
122
References KM# 33,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States.
And 5 more volumes.
Schön# 32
Gerhard Schön; 2022. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 1 more volumes.

Obverse

The Celtic harp, a traditional symbol of Ireland, is accompanied with the inscription "éire", the Irish word for Ireland. Around twelve five-pointed stars representing the European Union.

Script: Latin

Lettering: éire 2002

Translation: Ireland

Engraver: Jarlath Hayes

Reverse

A globe, next to the face value, shows Europe in relation to Africa and Asia.

Script: Latin

Lettering: 2 EURO CENT LL

Designer: Luc Luycx

Edge

Smooth with a groove running circumferentially around the edge of the coin.

2 Euro Cents -  obverse

© Cyrillius

Mints

Irish Mint, Dublin, Ireland (1976-date)
Mint of Finland (Suomen Rahapaja), Vantaa, Finland (1988-date)
Monnaie de Paris, Paris (and Pessac starting 1973), France (864-date)
Münze Österreich, Vienna, Austria (1194-date)
Royal Dutch Mint (Koninklijke Nederlandse Munt), Utrecht, Netherlands (1010-date)
Royal Mint, Llantrisant, United Kingdom (1968-date)

Comments

Although still legal tender, these coins are no longer issued for circulation as of 2015. Cash transactions are now rounded to the nearest 5 Cents.

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2002  354 640 000 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.04 $ 0.10 $ 0.28 61%
2002  25 000 $ 0.36 1.5% In Sets
2003  177 290 000 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.04 $ 0.10 $ 0.32 33%
2003  65 000 $ 0.53 1.1% In Sets
2004  143 000 000 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.03 $ 0.03 $ 0.21 28%
2004  44 000 $ 1.10 0.8% In Sets
2005  72 650 000 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.06 $ 0.53 19%
2005  55 000 $ 1.10 0.9% In Sets
2006  26 545 000 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.04 $ 0.10 13%
2006  55 000 $ 1.10 0.6% In Sets
2006  5 000 0.2% Proof
2007  200 870 000 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.10 $ 0.15 28%
2007  55 000 $ 0.53 0.8% In Sets
2007  10 000 0.3% Proof
2008  35 800 000 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.37 16%
2008  45 000 $ 0.64 0.7% In Sets
2009  44 250 000 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.12 $ 0.13 12%
2009  45 000 $ 0.64 0.7% In Sets
2009  5 000 0.18% Proof
2010  3 470 000 $ 0.02 $ 0.04 $ 0.10 $ 0.21 5%
2010  20 000 $ 0.53 0.7% In Sets
2010  5 000 0% Proof
2011  4 700 000 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.04 $ 0.11 5%
2011  20 000 $ 0.74 0.7% In Sets
2011  5 000 0% Proof
2012  11 910 000 $ 0.02 $ 0.03 $ 0.03 $ 0.34 7%
2012  17 000 0.6% In Sets
2012  5 000 0.18% Proof
2013  34 799 000 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.16 $ 0.53 11%
2013  15 000 0.7% In Sets
2014  3 112 000 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.11 $ 0.53 4%
2014  12 000 0.6% In Sets
2015  25 000 $ 0.58 1.4%
2015  15 000 $ 0.53 0.7% In Sets
2015  1 000 0.06% Proof
2016  105 000 $ 0.53 1.3%
2016  55 000 $ 0.21 0.5% In Sets
2016  4 000 0.16% Proof
2017  9 120 $ 1.10 0.6%
2017  8 000 0.5% In Sets
2018  19 990 0.04%
2018  6 000 $ 1.10 0.7% In Sets
2019  8 000 $ 2.10 0.5% In BU sets only
2019  1 000 0.04% Proof
2020  10 000 $ 1.10 0.5% In BU sets only
2021  6 000 $ 0.32 0.5% In BU sets only
2022  9 000 $ 1.60 0.5% In BU sets only
2023  6 000 $ 1.10 0.3% In Sets
2023  1 000 0.07% Proof

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