Wednesday, May 30, 2012

2002 Ireland 10 Euro Cents

Have an Ireland coin and want to know its value? Leave a comment

Although I have talked a little about this one back when I found it in 2009 it deserves its own post. Mainly because Ireland imposed some strict austerity measures and just as they are starting to economically recover the Euro may crash and burn.




For those not in the loop coin-wise Greece may refuse to place an extreme austerity measure and then vote to leave the Euro Zone dropping the Euro coins and currency by default. If Greece drops the Euro then Spain may be force to do the same since they are also prideful and in trouble. After that Ireland is next in this domino toppling of the Euro.

Germany and France will hold strong to the Euro as well as the smaller Slovakia and Slovenia. In all there are fourteen Euro producing countries and five more official Euro users. Plus many countries are Euro-dependent. Still it is possible for the Euro to cease majority or even complete production.

That said as a collector it would be neat to see the end of the Euro and either the start of a new system or the reintroduction of the old currency. Like other European coins that went obsolete the value probably will double but since they were common the are still worth little.

Here's the stats...
Type/Country: 10 Euro Cent / Ireland
Year: 2002
Mintage: 275,913,000
Metal: Aluminum-Bronze
Value: $0.15

Never quite sure if it is Euro Cent or Euro Cents. That aside I did find a 2011 Canada Cent but that has been featured in full on this blog before.

Do you have any Irish Euro and want to know its value? Leave a comment/question and I will do my best to find out the price and history for you.

13 dollars worth, for Comments/Questions click here.:

Connor said...

Cool post, I like when you talk about economics along with the numismatics. Do you think they would revert to the old currency in the troubled euro-countries or create a new one?

Man said...

Do you think they would revert to the old currency in the troubled euro-countries or create a new one?

For a short time they would use the old system. They should still have the old dies and printing presses in storage. It cost millions to redesign money.

After a few years they may try something new but only if the depression/recession is over.

Again just a guess looking at years of coin books and what happens when unions collapse.

Connor said...

As I was buying lunch today, at the next register over, I heard the cashier say "cool". Once I finished paying, I asked him what it was. He pulled out a coin from his pocket and excitedly said "golden dime! I'm keeping this one!"It was indeed a dime that was golden in colour. What could this be?

Man said...

It was indeed a dime that was golden in colour.

Assuming this is a U.S. coin then it was probably plated and has no extra value.

Still it should be weighed in case it is an off-metal error

Titus said...

It was a U.S. dime. Probably plated now that I think about it.

Man said...

I found a couple in the past week, as well as receiving a 2006 D Sacajawea One Dollar coin and a 2000 P Kennedy Half Dollar.

That is nice these all will become more difficult to find in the coming years.

Tyler Lawrence said...
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Man said...

Today I got the 2012 New Mexico quarter.

Released on April 2 so two months is quick. Congrats.

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Anonymous said...

i have a 10 euro cent coin and its gold and idk if its worth anything

Man said...

10 euro cent coin...

Probably just face value but I would need year and country to make sure.

Anonymous said...

I found a 1999-2009 Ireland commemorative 2 euro coin in change in XF condition I would say. Any idea what it's worth?

Man said...

1999-2009 Ireland commemorative 2 euro coin in change in XF condition

About $3.50