1 Punt Millenium 2000

1 Punt Millenium 2000

The 1 Punt Millenium coin was produced to commemorate the Millenium in Ireland. The 1 Punt Millenium coin was the largest denomination of decimal coin in Ireland. 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.

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. 

Identifying Features

The global standard for identifying coins is the KM Code. This 1 Punt Millenium coin is referred to by the KM code KM# 31. The KM code is a unique reference number assigned to each coin.
Below are some other Identifying features, like which Mint the 1 Punt Millenium coin was made at as well as some other factors.

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

Design Features

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

1 Punt 1990-2000
Irish Decimal Coins from 1969 to 2001

Mechanical Features

Weight:  10.0000g
Thickness: 1.80 mm
Rim: Raised. Dotted circle. Both sides
Shape: Circular
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 & VersionMintageAG3G4VG8F12VF20XF40AU50MS60MS63Proof
2000  5,000,000-----$1.50-$2.00$2.50-
This purpose of this website is to educate and entertain, All values shown are a guideline only and should not be used for any means of financial investment or speculation, as with all things values may fluctuate depending on demand and scarcity, we strongly advise that all information on this website is used as it was intended – for entertainment purposes. The information relating to coins is sourced from many places such as NGC, PCGS and The Irish Central Bank.

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