Tuesday, April 03, 2007

New 2 Euro Coin

Just saw a new Irish €2 coin from 2007 minted to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome. The front of the coins looks the same but on the back the Harp, which as far as I know has been a feature of the vast majority of Irish coins since the foundation of the State, has been replaced by a book representing the Treaty of Rome. (A few coins in 1966 appear to have had Patrick Pearse instead of the Harp)

I guess that means it's a pretty accurate of Ireland's current relationship with the EU :-)