In 2002, the Euro was introduced as a single currency for Europe, and most of the individual country's currencies were phased out. Whether remembering your family roots or a favorite vacation, these coins evoke fond memories of Europe in the 20th century.
The Euro was established in 1999 and began to be circulated three years later. This item celebrates the history of Ireland's currencies. These coins were minted between the 1960s and 1990s and feature the animals in designer Percy Metcalfe's Barnyard Set, which was originally created for the Irish Free State in the 1920s. The creatures depicted are iconic to and represent specific realms of Irish culture such as the salmon which relates to the fisheries and the economy or the bull which stands for cattle and agriculture.