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2 Euro 1st map

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Country Ireland
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 2002-2006
Value 2 Euro
EUR = 2.25 USD
Metal Bi-Metallic 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, Schön# 38
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
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, and encircled by the 12 stars of Europe

Lettering: éire 2006

Engraver: Jarlath Hayes

Reverse

A map, next to the facial 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)

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2002  90,548,166 2.25 2.25 2.25 2.25 2.25 3.93 3.26
2002  25,000 In Sets only
2003  2,631,076 2.25 2.25 2.81
2003  65,000 In Sets only
2004  3,738,186 2.25 2.25 2.41
2004  44,000 In Sets only
2005  11,982,981 2.25 2.25 2.25 2.73 3.09
2005  55,000 In Sets only
2006  3,860,519 2.25 2.25 2.25 2.25
2006  55,000 In Sets only
2006  5,000 Proof

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