Euro gold and silver commemorative coins (Ireland)

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Ireland
'Éire'

This article covers euro gold and silver commemorative coins issued by the Central Bank and Financial Services Authority of Ireland. It also covers rare cases of collectors coins (coins not planned for normal circulation) minted using other precious metals. It does not cover either the Irish €2 commemorative coins or the Irish Pound commemorative coins.

For euro gold and silver commemorative coins of other countries see Euro gold and silver commemorative coins.

2003 coinage[edit]


Special Olympics World Summer Games
Designer: - Mint:
Value: €5 Alloy: Cu 750 Ni 250 Quantity: 60,000 Quality: BU
Issued: - Diameter: 28.4mm Weight: 14.19g Market Value: -


Special Olympics World Summer Games
Designer: Veronica McCallion & Tricia Holbrook - Mint:
Value: €10 Alloy: Ag 925 Quantity: 30,000 Quality: Proof
Issued: - Diameter: 38.61mm Weight: 28.28g Market Value: €45
The obverse depicts the Irish harp surrounded by stars

The reverse design features the logo of the 2003 Special Olympics World Summer Games

2004 coinage[edit]


European Union Accession
Designer: Thomas Emmet Mullins & Paul Regan Mint:
Value: €10 Alloy: Ag 925 Quantity: 50,000 Quality: Proof
Issued: 08.04.2004 Diameter: 38.61mm Weight: 28.28g Market Value: -
The obverse depicts the Irish harp surrounded by the names of the ten accession countries in their own official languages

The reverse design features a swan nesting ten eggs representing the EU welcoming ten new countries into the fold. The coin was part of the Europa coin programme's 2004 Theme EU enlargement.

2005 coinage[edit]


Sir William Rowan Hamilton Birth 200th Anniversary
Designer: Micheal Guilfoyle Mint:
Value: €10 Alloy: Ag 925 Quantity: 30,000 Quality: Proof
Issued: 23.05.2005 Diameter: 38.61mm Weight: 28.28g Original Value: €32.00
Market Value:
-
The obverse depicts the Irish harp and the inscription "The Hamilton Year Of Science"

The reverse design features the nabla symbol surrounded by a decorative pattern formed from symbols and the inscription "Sir William Rowan Hamilton 1805-1865"

2006 coinage[edit]


Samuel Beckett Birth 100th Anniversary
Designer: Emmet Mullins Mint: B.H. Mayer's Kunstprageanstalt GmbH - Germany
Value: €20 Alloy: Au Quantity: 20,000 Quality: Proof
Issued: 02.05.2006 Diameter: 13.92mm Weight: 1.24g Market Value:


Samuel Beckett Birth 100th Anniversary
Designer: Emmet Mullins Mint: B.H. Mayer's Kunstprageanstalt GmbH - Germany
Value: €10 Alloy: Ag 925 Quantity: 35,000 Quality: Proof
Issued: 02.05.2006 Diameter: 38.61mm Weight: 28.28g Market Value:
Obverse: Brian Boru harp, above- inscription "Samuel Beckett 1906 - 1989", below- 'éire' + date.

Reverse: design features an image of Beckett with a scene of his most famous work ‘Waiting for Godot’

The coins were designed by Emmet Mullins who won a national design competition held in 2005.[1] The coin was part of the Europa coin programme's 2006 Theme Distinguished European figures.

2007 coinage[edit]


Ireland’s influence on European Celtic culture
Designer: Mary Gregoriy Mint: B.H. Meyer's
Value: €20 Alloy: Au 999 Quantity: 25,000 Quality: Proof
Issued: 11.09.2007 Diameter: 13.92mm Weight: 1.244g Market Value:


Ireland’s Influence on European Celtic culture
Designer: Mary Gregoriy Mint: B.H. Meyer's
Value: €10 Alloy: Ag 925 Quantity: 35,000 Quality: Proof
Issued: 11.09.2007 Diameter: 38.61mm Weight: 28.28g Original Value: €35.00
Market Value:
Obverse: Brian Boru harp, left- 'éire', right- date.

Reverse: Four metamorphic figures in a cruciform arrangement in animated conversation with each figure holding in its hand an item that references a different aspect of how Ireland has influenced and inspired European Celtic culture: literature, music, construction & new technology. rim- denomination (7 times) & Eurostar mark (1 time). The coin was part of the Europa coin programme's 2007 Theme European Realisation.

The coins were launched at a reception in the National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks, hosted by the Governor of the Central Bank, John Hurley.

 


Ivan Meštrović's design
Designer: Ivan Meštrović & Damir Mataušić' Mint: Croatian Monetary Institute
Value: €15 Alloy: Ag 925 Quantity: 10,000 Quality: Proof
Issued: 15.02.2007 Diameter: 37.00mm Weight: 24g Original Value: €40.00
Market Value:

Obverse: Female harpist playing the Dalway harp.

Reverse: two shamrock leaves with date upper left and the Brian Boru harp lower right and two squares (taken from the Croatian crest), éire above, denomination below.

The design, known as 'Girl with Harp' was prepared in 1927 by Ivan Meštrović (1883 - 1962), a Croatian Sculptor of international renown, as an entry in the competition for the design of the 1928 Irish Free State coinage. Unfortunately, the design arrived too late for consideration. The Chairman of the Design Committee, William Butler Yeats, subsequently wrote "He made one magnificent design and, on discovering that the date had passed, gave it to the Irish Free State with great generosity"

The design has been used as the seal of the Central Bank of Ireland since 1963.

The €15 coin was produced with the permission and co-operation of the Meštrović Foundation in Croatia. In addition to the 8,000 individual €15 coins issued, a double proof coin set, limited to 2,000 sets, was also issued. The double coin set included the €15 silver proof coin as well as a 150 Kuna silver proof coin. This sister coin is identical to the Irish coin except for an inscription in Croatian and the Croatian crest in place of the shamrock.

1,000 sets were sold exclusively in Croatia while the other 1,000 sets were only available to purchase at the Dublin International Coin Fair held in the RDS on 16th & 17th February 2007.[2]

2008 coinage[edit]


UNESCO Heritage Site of Skellig Michael
Designer: Michael Guilfoyle Mint: Royal Dutch Mint
Value: €20 Alloy: Au 999 Quantity: 15,000 Quality: Proof
Issued: 23.04.2008 Diameter: 13.92mm Weight: 1.244g Market Value:


UNESCO Heritage Site of Skellig Michael
Designer: Michael Guilfoyle Mint: Royal Dutch Mint
Value: €10 Alloy: Ag 925 Quantity: 25,000 Quality: Proof
Issued: 23.04.2008 Diameter: 38.61mm Weight: 28.28g Original Value: €36.00
Market Value:
Obverse: Brian Boru harp, left- 'éire', right- date.

Reverse: Sceilig Mhichil island with a flock of birds soaring from the summit towards 12 stars, left- Eurostar mark & denomination, legend- SCEILIG MHICHIL

The coins were produced by the Central Bank in collaboration with the Office of Public Works and celebrate Sceilig Mhichíl, the UNESCO Heritage Site located off the west coast of Ireland. The coin was part of the Europa coin programme's 2008 Theme European Cultural Heritage.


International polar year
Designer: Thomas Ryan Mint: Münze Österreich AG
Value: €100 Alloy: Au 999 Quantity: 3,000 Quality: Proof
Issued: September Diameter: 28mm Weight: 15.50g Original Value: €395.00
Market Value:


International polar year
Designer: Thomas Ryan Mint: Münze Österreich AG
Value: €5 Alloy: Ag 925 Quantity: 6,000 Quality: Proof
Issued: September Diameter: 28mm Weight: 8.52g Original Value: €50.00
Market Value:
Obverse: Brian Boru harp, left- 'éire', right- date, lower-right- International Polar Year logo, all surrounded by a laurel wreath.

Reverse: The coins feature the Antarctic explorers Ernest Shackleton & Tom Crean

2009 coinage[edit]

The Ploughman
Designer: Emmet Mullins Mint:
Value: €20 Alloy: Au 999 Quantity: 10,000 Quality: Proof
Issued: 06.05.2009 Diameter: 13.92mm Weight: 1.00g Original Value: €55.00
Market Value:
The Ploughman
Designer: Emmet Mullins Mint:
Value: €10 Alloy: Ag 925 Quantity: 10,000 Quality: Proof
Issued: 06.05.2009 Diameter: 38.61mm Weight: 28.28g Original Value: €36.00
Market Value:
Obverse:

Reverse:

This coin was launched on 6 May 2009 to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the introduction into circulation of The Consolidated Irish Banknotes Series also known as the Ploughman Banknotes. This product has an individual issue limit of 10,000 pieces & a Double Proof Set limit of 5,000 pieces.

The designer of the coin, Emmet Mullins, has created a modern interpretation of the Ploughman Design from the original banknotes.

 
G.A.A
Designer: Michael Guilfoyle Mint:
Value: €15 Alloy: Ag 925 Quantity: 10,000 Quality: Proof
Issued: 04.11.2009 Diameter: 38.6 mm Weight: 28.2 g Original Value: €36.00
Obverse:

Reverse:

The coin Celebrates the 125TH Anniversary of the Gaelic Athletic Association (G.A.A.)

2010 coinage[edit]

Gaisce The Presidents Award
Designer: Michael Guilfoyle Mint: Origination and production by The Royal Dutch Mint
Value: €20 Alloy: Au 999 Quantity: 10,000* Quality: Proof
Issued: 28.04.2010 Diameter: 13.92mm Weight: 1.00gms Original Value: €58.00
Market Value:
Gaisce The Presidents Award
Designer: Michael Guilfoyle Mint: Origination and production by The Royal Dutch Mint
Value: €10 Alloy: Ag 925 Quantity: 12,000* Quality: Proof
Issued: 28.04.2010 Diameter: 38.61mm Weight: 28.28gms Original Value: €36.00
Market Value:
* of which 4,000 gold and silver coins have been reserved for issue in the two-coin sets.

Obverse: Traditionally depicting the 14 string Irish Harp modelled on the 'Brian Ború' harp in Trinity Colelge, Dublin. This harp has been used on Irish coins since 1928 and on this coin it is surrounded by a laurel wreath to reflect the prestigious nature of Gaisce - The Presidents Award.

Reverse: Depicts Áras an Uachtaráin, the official residence of the President of Ireland, the patron of Gaisce. It also features some of the diverse range of challenges that participants in the Award undertake.

The Animals of Irish Coinage series (Horse)
Designer: Emmet Mullins Mint: Origination and production by The Royal Dutch Mint
Value: €15 Alloy: Ag 925 Quantity: 15,000 Quality: Proof
Issued: 13.09.2010 Diameter: 38.61mm Weight: 28.28gms Original Value: €36.00
Market Value:

Obverse: Depicts a horse similar (if not exactly the same) to the original Percy Metcalfe Halfcrown, overlaid with a young horse rubbing against the Adult horse (possible mare and foal), above the rear of the adult horse is depicted 15 (line break) Euro.

Reverse: Features the harp and the year of date 2010.

2011 coinage[edit]

St. Brendan the Navigator
Designer: Michael Guilfoyle Mint:
Value: €10 Alloy: Ag 925 Quantity: 15,000 Quality: Proof
Issued: 15.02.2011 Diameter: Weight: 28.28 g Original Value: €38

Obverse:

Reverse:


Animal motifs on Irish coins (Salmon)
Designer: Emmet Mullins Mint: Royal Dutch Mint
Value: €15 Alloy: Ag 925 Quantity: 12,000 Quality: Proof
Issued: 10.10.2011 Diameter: 38.61 mm Weight: 28.28g Original Value: €46.00

Obverse: Depicts a Salmon similar (if not exactly the same) to the original Percy Metcalfe 2 shilling / 10 pence piece, overlaid with a young smolt against the Adult salmon, below the head of the adult salmon is depicted "15 Euro" in two lines.

Reverse: Features the harp and the year of date 2011.


Celtic Cross
Designer: Thomas Ryan Mint:
Value: €20 Alloy: Au 999 Quantity: 12,000 Quality: Proof
Issued: 18.04.2011 Diameter: 11 mm Weight: 0.5g Original Value: €40

Obverse:

Reverse:

2012 coinage[edit]

Michael Collins
Designer: Thomas Ryan Mint:
Value: €20 Alloy: Au 999 Quantity: Quality: Proof
Issued: 15.08.2012 Diameter: 13.92mm Weight: 1.00gms Original Value:
Market Value:
Michael Collins
Designer: Mint:
Value: €10 Alloy: Ag 925 Quantity: Quality: Proof
Issued: 15.08.2012 Diameter: 38.61mm Weight: 28.28gms Original Value:
Market Value:

Obverse:

Reverse:


European Artists (Jack B Yeats)
Designer: Michael Guilfoyle Mint:
Value: €10 Alloy: Ag 925 Quantity: 12,000 Quality: Proof
Issued: 25.01.2012 Diameter: Weight: 28.28 g Original Value: €46.00

Obverse: Features the harp and the year of date 2012.

Reverse: Depicts image of artist Jack B Yeats


Animal motifs on Irish coins (Irish Wolfhound)
Designer: Emmett Mullins Mint:
Value: €15 Alloy: Ag 925 Quantity: 8,000 Quality: Proof
Issued: 12.12.2012 Diameter: 38.61 mm Weight: 28.28g Original Value: €46.00

Obverse: Features the harp and the year of date 2012.

Reverse: Depicts an Irish Wolfhound


Monastic Art (Book of Kells)
Designer: Mint:
Value: €20 Alloy: Au 999 Quantity: Quality: Proof
Issued: Diameter: 38.61 mm Weight: 28.28g Original Value:

Obverse:

Reverse: Depicts an image of monk writing the Book of Kells

2013 coinage[edit]

European Writers (James Joyce)
Designer: Mary Gregoriy Mint:
Value: €10 Alloy: Ag 925 Quantity: 10,000 Quality: Proof
Issued: 11.04.2013 Diameter: Weight: 28.28 g Original Value: €46.00

Obverse:

Reverse: Depicts image of James Joyce with a quote that incorrectly inserted the word "that"

Coin sold out on 2nd day of issue due to unprecedented demand.

100th anniversary of the Dublin Lockout
Designer: Rory Breslin Mint:
Value: €15 Alloy: Ag 925 Quantity: 10,000 Quality: Proof
Issued: 24.09.2013 Diameter: 38.61mm Weight: 28.28 g Original Value: €44.00

Obverse:

Reverse:


2014 coinage[edit]

A silver 10 Euros commemorating John McCormack (1884-1945),who was an Irish tenor and a Papal Count.

A gold 20 Euros commemorating Brian Boru's victory in the Battle of Clontarf.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Speech by governor John Hurley for launch of the Samuel Beckett coins. Retrieved March 20th, 2010.
  2. ^ Currency issue Department,Central Bank of Ireland

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. "The Central Bank & Financial Authority Of Ireland". 
  2. "emuenzen.de". 
  3. "starshop-forum.de".