The 2012 Annual Mint Set will be launched on 6 January 2012. This is the last set in a three-year series featuring the animals of Irish coinage. This year, the Hound is depicted on the packaging.

The issue limit for this coin set is 17,000 pieces.

The Irish 2012 Uncirculated Euro Coin Set is an attractive and informative display folder featuring beautiful images of Irish dog breeds. Enclosed within the folder, protected from handling, are the eight Irish euro coins from the 1 cent through to the €2. Each of the coins bears the year date 2012.

Price : € 25.00

 

Updated 06.Jan.2012

The Central Bank of Ireland today launched a limited edition coin set in celebration of the Irish hound which first appeared on Irish coins in 1928. This is the final coin set in the series celebrating animals which have appeared on Irish coinage and are synonymous with Ireland and its culture and heritage. Based on the original designs by the late sculptor and medallist, Percy Metcalfe, the first and second set featured the horse and salmon respectively. Each set in the series is complemented by a €15 silver proof collector coin. A €15 silver proof collector coin featuring the hound will be issued in October 2012.

The collector set, which has an issue limit of 17,000 units, is presented in a special display folder and contains each of the eight euro coins in uncirculated quality. The set is available to purchase from 6 January at a cost of €25 per set directly from the Central Bank of Ireland, Dame Street, Dublin 2. Alternatively orders can also be placed by calling 1890 307 607 (lo-call within Ireland) or downloading an order form from www.centralbank.ie.


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http://www.centralbank.ie/paycurr/collector/Pages/Coinsets.aspx


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Comment by euroHOBBY on January 6, 2012 at 19:18

The Central Bank of Ireland today launched a limited edition coin set in celebration of the Irish hound which first appeared on Irish coins in 1928. This is the final coin set in the series celebrating animals which have appeared on Irish coinage and are synonymous with Ireland and its culture and heritage. Based on the original designs by the late sculptor and medallist, Percy Metcalfe, the first and second set featured the horse and salmon respectively. Each set in the series is complemented by a €15 silver proof collector coin. A €15 silver proof collector coin featuring the hound will be issued in October 2012.

The collector set, which has an issue limit of 17,000 units, is presented in a special display folder and contains each of the eight euro coins in uncirculated quality. The set is available to purchase from 6 January at a cost of €25 per set directly from the Central Bank of Ireland, Dame Street, Dublin 2. Alternatively orders can also be placed by calling 1890 307 607 (lo-call within Ireland) or downloading an order form from www.centralbank.ie.

Comment by Andy van Dijk NL on December 8, 2011 at 0:31

Wish they came with commemorative 2 euro...

Comment by Numizmatik Peter on December 7, 2011 at 18:22

Pity that the series of Irish  coin sets ending. Certainly be among the most beautiful.


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