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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
2002  354,663,386 0.02 0.02 0.02 0.03 0.40 0.40
2002  25,000 0.70 In Sets
2003  177,355,034 0.02 0.02 0.02 0.33
2003  65,000 In Sets
2004  143,044,694 0.03 0.03 0.02 0.03 0.08 0.09
2004  44,000 In Sets
2005  72,649,884 0.02 0.02 0.03 0.55
2005  55,000 In Sets
2006  26,673,597 0.02 0.02
2006  55,000 In Sets
2006  5,000 Proof
2007  131,497,132 0.02 0.02 0.02 0.02
2007  55,000 In Sets
2007  10,000 Proof
2008  42,120,000 0.02 0.02 0.02
2008  45,000 In Sets
2009  20,400,000 0.02 0.02 0.02
2009  45,000 In Sets
2009  5,000 Proof
2010  3,500,000
2010  20,000 In Sets only
2011  0.02
2011  20,000 In Sets
2012  0.02 0.02
2012  17,000 In Sets
2012  5,000 Proof
2013  34,799,000 0.02 0.02 0.02 0.30
2013  15,000 In Sets
2014  10,230,000
2014  12,000 In Sets
2015 
2015  0.83 In Sets
2015  1,000 Proof
2016 
2016  In Sets
2016  4,000 Proof
2017 
2017  8,000 In Sets
2018  6,000 1.66 (fr) BU
2019  1,000 (fr) BE
2019  8,000 (fr) BU

Values in the table above are expressed in USD. They are based on evaluations by Numista users and sales realized on Internet platforms. They serve as a measure, but they are not intended to be relied upon for buying, selling or exchanging coins. Numista does not buy or sell coins.

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