These Coins were put into Circulation in 1971 and Discontinued in 2000 in anticipation of the new Euro coins which arrived in 2002. All of the EIRE Coins were withdrawn from circulation, except those held in private hands. I brought these 3 back from Ireland in May, 1989 and have had them in storage since that time. They are in very nice condition for circulated coins The Prices below are in Euros and are for Extra Fine Circulated or UNC-Uncirculated Coins.
THESE CONS ARE SHIPPED IN INDIVIDUAL PLASTIC CASES FOR PROTECTION
The design for the common obverse is a 16 string Irish harp modeled on the 'Brian Boru' harp in Trinity College Dublin. In 1971 the word EIRE was adopted instead of EIREANN, and the Date was placed opposite
50 Pence with Cormorant in Flight minted from 1970-2000 - Large Seven-sided coin 1 1/8"
1978 4.5M - - 2.50 X Fine
8.00 Euros UNC
10 Pence Large Coin with Salmon facing Right was minted from 1969-1988, 1 1/8"
1975 15M - - 0.75 X Fine
6.50 Euros UNC
2 Pence Modern coin - Celtic Bird with Knotwork Minted from 1971-2000 - Copper Red, 1"
1988 35.9M - - - 1.50 Euros UNC