Details ireland 2002
  • Ireland (2002 » 2017)
  • ISSUE DATE : 01-01-2002
  • DESIGNER : Jarlath Hayes
  • DIAMETER : 25,75mm
  • WEIGHT : 8,5 grams
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Celtic Harp

Edited by tiko165
03-09-2016 the 13:40

This harp is the national symbol of Ireland, being depicted on national heraldry euro coins and also on the Guinness beer logo.

All these show it in its pre-1961 state, when it had a curious "reconstructed" scroll at the base of the pillar.

 

In 1961 the harp was in an exhibition in London, and while it was there it was dismantled and reconstructed by the British Museum, into the shape it has nowadays, closer to an original medieval form.



Issued coins

2002: 354.640.000 2003: 177.290.000 2004: 143.000.000 2005: 74.650.000 2006: 26.550.000 2007: 200.940.000 2008: 35.800.000 2009: 44.250.000 2010: 3.470.000 2011: 4.700.000 2012: 11.910.000 2013: 28.280.000 2014: No data 2015: No data 2016: No data 2017: No data