Ireland Starter Kit 2002

Obverse of Ireland Starter Kit 2002
Details The Irish Starter Kit was issued on 4 December 2001, priced at IEP 5. It contains 19 coins:

Coin included in the Irish Starter Kit: 3 x 1 cent, 1 x 2 cents, 2 x 5 cents, 4 x 10 cents, 4 x 20 cents, 2 x 50 cents, 2 x 1 euro, 1 x 2 euros

The Irish euro coins share the same design by Jarlath Hayes, that of the harp, a traditional symbol for Ireland since the Middle Ages, based on that of the Brian Boru harp, housed in Trinity College, Dublin. The same harp is used as the official seals of the Taoiseach, and government ministers and the Official Seal of the President of Ireland. The coins' design also features the 12 stars of the EU, the year of imprint and the Irish name for Ireland, "EIRE", in the traditional Gaelic script.
Mintage 750,000 pieces
Issue price 6.35 euros

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