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2 Euro Cent

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Country Ireland
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 2002-2019
Value 2 Euro Cent
0.02 EUR = 0.022 USD
Currency Euro (2002-date)
Composition Copper plated steel
Weight 3.06 g
Diameter 18.75 mm
Thickness 1.67 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 33,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Schön# 32
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Obverse

The Celtic harp, a traditional symbol of Ireland, is accompanied with the inscription "éire", the Irish word for Ireland. Around 12 five-pointed stars representing the European Union.

Lettering: éire 2003

Engraver: Jarlath Hayes

Reverse

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

Lettering: 2 EURO CENT LL

Engraver: Luc Luycx

Luc Luycx is the designer of the common side of the euro coins. Luycx is a computer engineer, and medallist living in Dendermonde, Belgium, and has worked for the Royal Belgian Mint for 15 years. He designed the euro coins in 1996.

Edge

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

2 Euro Cent -  obverse

© Cyrillius

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2002  354,643,386 0.02 0.02 0.02 0.03 0.43 0.43 63%
2002  25,000 0.65 1.4% In Sets
2003  177,290,034 0.02 0.02 0.02 0.02 0.02 0.30 0.32 34%
2003  65,000 1.0% In Sets
2004  143,004,694 0.03 0.03 0.02 0.03 0.08 0.10 29%
2004  44,000 0.8% In Sets
2005  72,544,884 0.02 0.02 0.03 0.54 20%
2005  55,000 0.8% In Sets
2006  26,568,597 0.02 0.02 0.11 13%
2006  55,000 0.5% In Sets
2006  5,000 0.3% Proof
2007  84,291,248 0.02 0.02 0.02 0.02 0.02 0.09 28%
2007  55,000 0.8% In Sets
2007  10,000 0.3% Proof
2008  42,116,152 0.02 0.02 0.02 17%
2008  45,000 0.8% In Sets
2009  7,284,499 0.02 0.02 0.02 12%
2009  45,000 0.7% In Sets
2009  5,000 0.2% Proof
2010  3,496,511 0.02 5%
2010  20,000 1.35 0.7% In Sets only
2010  5,000 0% Proof
2011  4,813,844 0.03 5%
2011  20,000 0.7% In Sets
2011  5,000 0% Proof
2012  11,962,414 0.02 0.02 7%
2012  17,000 0.7% In Sets
2012  5,000 0.19% Proof
2013  34,849,000 0.02 0.02 0.02 0.30 10%
2013  15,000 0.9% In Sets
2014  3,162,000 4%
2014  12,000 0.7% In Sets
2015  1.5%
2015  0.81 0.8% In Sets
2015  1,000 0.04% Proof
2016  1.4%
2016  0.6% In Sets
2016  4,000 0.19% Proof
2017  0.5%
2017  8,000 0.6% In Sets
2018  6,000 1.08 0.7% (fr) BU
2019  1,000 0.02% (fr) BE
2019  8,000 2.70 0.3% (fr) BU

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