2 Euro Cent

Features

Issuer Ireland
Period Republic (1937-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 2002-2021
Value 2 Euro Cent
0.02 EUR = 0.023 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 ↑↑
Number N# 122
Numista (https://numista.com)
References KM# 33,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
Schön# 32
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

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

Jarlath Hayes is an Irish artist.

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

Mint

Irish Mint, Dublin, Ireland

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2002  354 643 386 0.02 0.02 0.02 0.02 0.05 0.33 0.41 62%
2002  25 000 0.52 1.4% In Sets
2003  177 290 034 0.02 0.02 0.02 0.02 0.06 0.59 0.35 34%
2003  65 000 1.0% In Sets
2004  143 004 694 0.03 0.02 0.02 0.02 0.04 0.12 0.23 29%
2004  44 000 0.8% In Sets
2005  72 544 884 0.04 0.02 0.02 0.04 0.59 20%
2005  55 000 0.7% In Sets
2006  26 568 597 0.02 0.02 0.02 0.05 0.16 13%
2006  55 000 0.5% In Sets
2006  5 000 0.2% Proof
2007  84 291 248 0.02 0.02 0.02 0.02 0.02 0.11 0.31 29%
2007  55 000 0.8% In Sets
2007  10 000 0.3% Proof
2008  42 116 152 0.02 0.02 0.02 0.02 0.59 17%
2008  45 000 1.17 0.7% In Sets
2009  7 284 499 0.02 0.02 0.02 0.06 0.14 12%
2009  45 000 0.59 0.6% In Sets
2009  5 000 0.2% Proof
2010  3 496 511 0.02 0.04 0.59 5%
2010  20 000 0.70 0.7% In Sets only
2010  5 000 0% Proof
2011  4 813 844 0.12 0.02 0.59 5%
2011  20 000 1.17 0.6% In Sets
2011  5 000 0% Proof
2012  11 962 414 0.02 0.02 0.59 7%
2012  17 000 0.6% In Sets
2012  5 000 0.19% Proof
2013  34 849 000 0.02 0.02 0.02 0.25 0.59 10%
2013  15 000 0.7% In Sets
2014  3 162 000 0.02 0.02 0.59 4%
2014  12 000 0.7% In Sets
2015  0.70 1.6%
2015  0.59 0.7% In Sets
2015  1 000 0.06% Proof
2016  0.47 1.4%
2016  1.17 0.6% In Sets
2016  4 000 0.2% Proof
2017  1.76 0.6%
2017  8 000 0.6% In Sets
2018  6 000 1.17 0.8% In Sets
2019  8 000 2.35 0.5% In Sets
2019  1 000 0.06% Proof
2020  10 000 1.17 0.5% (fr) BU
2021  0.04% (fr) BU

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