On this page, we go into detail about the first Decimal Irish 2 Pence 1971-1988. Minted at the Currency Centre Dublin mint between the years 1971-1988. The video shown gives an overview of each of the Irish Decimal Coins.
A little background about the Irish 2 Pence, The Irish 2 Pence was part of the Irish Decimal Coins 1969-2001 coin series of Ireland. Designed by Gabriel Hayes there are two versions of Irish 2 Pence produced between the years 1971 – 2000 at the Currency Centre Dublin mint. A total of 309,818,750 of this version of Irish 2 pence coin were minted.
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Irish 2 Pence Identifying Features
Denomination: 2 Pence
KM Code: KM# 21
Coin Series: Decimal 1969-2001
Years Produced: 1971 – 1988
Known Mintage: 309,818,750
Distribution: Standard Circulation
Mint: Currency Centre Dublin
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Themes: Musical Instruments,Stylized Animals
Designer: Gabriel Hayes
Obverse Description: Irish harp
Reverse Description: Stylized bird and value
Thickness: 1.85 mm
Rim: Raised. Not decorated. Both sides
|Year & Version||Mintage||AG3||G4||VG8||F12||VF20||XF40||AU50||MS60||MS63||Proof||1971||75,500,000||–||–||–||–||–||$0.10||–||$1.00||$1.20||–||1971 Proof||50,000||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||1975||20,010,000||–||–||–||–||–||$0.10||–||$0.40||$0.60||–||1976||5,414,000||–||–||–||–||–||$0.10||–||$0.50||$0.70||–||1978||12,000,000||–||–||–||–||–||$0.10||–||$0.40||$0.60||–||1979||32,373,000||–||–||–||–||–||$0.10||–||$0.40||$0.60||–||1980||59,828,000||–||–||–||–||–||$0.10||–||$0.40||$0.60||–||1982||30,435,000||–||–||–||–||–||$0.10||–||$0.40||$0.60||–||1985||14,469,000||–||–||–||–||–||$0.10||–||$0.40||$0.60||–||1986||23,865,000||–||–||–||–||–||$0.10||–||$0.40||$0.60||–||1986 Proof||6,750||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||1988||35,868,000||–||–||–||–||–||$0.10||–||$0.40||$0.60||–|