The 1 Punt Millenium coin was produced to commemorate the Millenium in Ireland. The 1 Punt Millenium coin was the largest denomination of the Irish Decimal Coins. However, from 1970 until 1990, the 50 Pence coin was the largest denomination of Irish coin. In total 5,000,000 of these coins were minted and put into circulation on January 2000. The video shown gives an overview of each of the Irish Decimal Coins.
Then Taoiseach (Primeminister) Bertie Ahern launched the 1 Punt millennium coin at the National Museum of Ireland. This was to be the last of the Irish coins before the changeover to the Euro in 2002.
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If you are looking for the standard Irish 1 Punt coin, you can find it here.
Denomination: 1 Punt
KM Code: KM# 31
Coin Series: Decimal 1969-2001
Year Produced: 2000
Known Mintage: 5,000,000
Distribution: Circulating Commemorative
Mint: Currency Centre Dublin
The coin was designed by Alan Ardiff and Garrett Stokes. Its reverse featured a boat based on a pre-Christian design from the Broighter Hoard held in the National Museum.
Themes: Musical Instruments
Obverse Description: Irish harp
Reverse Description: Cross within a stylized ancient ship
Thickness: 1.80 mm
Rim: Raised. Dotted circle. Both sides
Edge: Milled and engrailed
1 Punt Millenium Coin Value
Below the 1 Punt Millenium coin values are shown on a grading scale, the higher on the scale the better condition the coin is in and therefore the more valuable. Check out our Awesome Guide to Coin Grading In 3 Simple Steps article to learn more about coin grading.
When it comes to coin values condition is everything, the better condition or grade the coin is in the more valuable it becomes. Apart from condition or grade, the scarcity of a coin is also hugely important.
|Year & Version||Mintage||AG3||G4||VG8||F12||VF20||XF40||AU50||MS60||MS63||Proof||2000||5,000,000||–||–||–||–||–||$1.50||–||$2.00||$2.50||–|