2 Euro 1st map

Features

Country Ireland
Period Republic (1937-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 2002-2006
Value 2 Euro
2 EUR = 2.37 USD
Currency Euro (2002-date)
Composition Bimetallic: nickel brass clad nickel center in copper-nickel ring
Weight 8.5 g
Diameter 25.75 mm
Thickness 2.2 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 39,
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Thomas Michael (editor), Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Thomas Michael (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.
Schön# 38
  • Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461840.
  • Helmut Kahnt, Günter Schön; 2016. Weltmünzkatalog 19. Jahrhundert: 1801-1900 (17. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461185.
  • Gerhard Schön, Sebastian Krämer; 2017. Weltmünzkatalog 21. Jahrhundert: 2001-2016 (3. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461383.

Obverse

The Celtic harp, a traditional symbol of Ireland, with the country name to the left and the date to the right, and the 12 stars of Europe in the outer ring

Lettering: éire 2006

Translation: Ireland 2006

Engraver: Jarlath Hayes

Jarlath Hayes is an Irish artist.

Reverse

A map, next to the face value, shows the fifteen states of the European Union

Lettering: 2 EURO 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

Finely ribbed with edge lettering: six times the sequence "2 * * " alternately upright and inverted

Lettering: 2 ** 2 ** 2 ** 2 ** 2 ** 2 **

2 Euro (1st map) -  obverse

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Mint

Irish Mint, Dublin, Ireland

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2002  90,548,166 2.37 2.37 2.37 2.37 2.37 2.42 2.96 85%
2002  25,000 3.14 1.6% In Sets only
2003  2,631,076 2.37 2.37 2.37 2.84 3.55 15%
2003  65,000 1.1% In Sets only
2004  3,738,186 2.37 2.37 2.37 2.37 3.55 16%
2004  44,000 1.0% In Sets only
2005  11,982,981 2.37 2.37 2.37 2.37 3.26 28%
2005  55,000 1.0% In Sets only
2006  3,860,519 2.37 2.37 2.37 2.37 5.92 19%
2006  55,000 0.8% In Sets only
2006  5,000 0.4% Proof

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