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Commemorative coin

100 years since the establishment of the Dáil Éireann (Irish Parliament)

Official Journal of the European Union

The design depicts the first sitting of Dáil Éireann in the Round Room. The Governance of the Irish nation began on the 21st of January and the sitting was conducted entirely in the Irish language to mark the symbolic nature of the meeting. The large Round Room of the Mansion House arcs above the vast congregation of the nation’s first elected Dáil. The words ‘An Chéad Dáil’, at the centre of the design, together with the year ‘1919’ at the top, are inscribed in a traditional uncial font. At the bottom are inscribed the name of the country and the year of issuance ‘ÉIRE 2019’. The coin’s outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag.

© European Union, 1998-2019, Official Journal of the European Union, 2019/C 57/12

Edge lettering

« 2 ★ ★ » repeated six times, alternately upright and inverted


Emmet Mullins

Volume of issue

Central Bank Ireland ( Dublin )
Circulation coins 16.01.2019Bag of 25 coins991.000*2,00
Divisional coin set BU19.06.2019Annual coin set, also contains 2€ CC «Centenary of the first sitting of Dáil Éireann»8.00035,00
Divisional coin set Proof15.05.2019In box, also contains 2€ CC «Centenary of the first sitting of Dáil Éireann»1.00090,00
*provisional count