Irish coins found in circulation OUTSIDE Ireland

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Irish coins found in circulation OUTSIDE Ireland

Post by westwind » Mon May 19, 2014 7:05 pm

Yesterday I got Irish 2 cents 2002 in Latvian supermarket :flag-lv:

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Post by westwind » Mon Sep 22, 2014 2:45 pm

I saw 2€ Irish coin in a transparent charity box located in Lithuanian supermarket :)

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Post by europaee » Wed Oct 08, 2014 8:24 pm

I keep all :flag-ie: 2€/1€/0.50€ in jar, and when I am off to holidays I take them all with me, next destination is Lisbon :D

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Post by melitikus » Thu Oct 09, 2014 11:23 am

in Malta, Irish coins are common

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Post by westwind » Sat Jan 17, 2015 11:51 am

melitikus wrote:in Malta, Irish coins are common
In Lithuania :flag-lt: they seem to be common too :D
Got 2c (2007) and 1€, 2€ (both 2005)

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Post by GWR7007 » Fri Mar 06, 2015 5:52 pm

Today I got my first :flag-ie: 1ct. coin out of circulation after merely 13 years :D . I received it as change in a bakery in Münster, and although it is a 2002 one, it's in outstanding condition, as if it was stored somewhere the last 13 years 8O .
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Post by westwind » Fri Mar 06, 2015 10:18 pm

During last two weeks I found two 1c :flag-ie: coins in my wallet

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Post by philgelico » Sat Feb 13, 2016 10:47 pm

2€ 10 years of EMU, found somewhere in Arras, :flag-fr: :
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Post by philgelico » Sat Apr 02, 2016 11:32 am

2€ :flag-ie: CC 2007 "conradh na róımhe - 50 blıaın" in Lens, north :flag-fr: :D /
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千里之行 始于足下, proverbe chinois
اتَّكَلْنا منه على خُصٍّ الاتحاد قوة, proverbe arabe
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Post by philgelico » Fri Apr 08, 2016 9:28 pm

Another 2€ EMU , from local post office in Dainville :flag-fr: :
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Post by philgelico » Sat Dec 10, 2016 7:19 pm

2€ "10 years or Euro" found in Arras, :flag-fr: .
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Post by GWR7007 » Sat May 26, 2018 10:26 pm

Yesterday, I literally found an Irish 2004 2cent coin on the floor in Münster 8O 8O
Luckily, it was inside a building and therefore, it is still quite shiny :D
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Post by RKPLt » Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:18 pm

Xerxes84 wrote:
Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:39 pm
The most common ones I see here are Spanish, Italian, French and German. I'm surprised I don't see as many Latvian and Lithuanian coins here considering the sizable amount of Latvians and Lithuanians living in Ireland. There's also direct flights.
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I thought that at first myself...
But then i noticed that cash register was full of UNC :flag-lt: 5 cent coins, they must get them from bank.
What can be true - we see big amounts of :flag-ie: 1 and 2 cent coins here in Lithuania, and I have a suspicion, that there was some swap between our banks/supermarket systems (LIDL ???)
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Post by Xerxes84 » Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:09 pm

RKPLt wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:18 pm
Xerxes84 wrote:
Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:39 pm
The most common ones I see here are Spanish, Italian, French and German. I'm surprised I don't see as many Latvian and Lithuanian coins here considering the sizable amount of Latvians and Lithuanians living in Ireland. There's also direct flights.
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Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:15 pm
I thought that at first myself...
But then i noticed that cash register was full of UNC :flag-lt: 5 cent coins, they must get them from bank.
What can be true - we see big amounts of :flag-ie: 1 and 2 cent coins here in Lithuania, and I have a suspicion, that there was some swap between our banks/supermarket systems (LIDL ???)
We have more or less stopped using 1 and 2 cent coins here for cash transactions. We started rounding to the nearest 5 or 0 a good while back. People were hoarding the coins in jars because they were so difficult to spend. They were costing the government money to produce them. I'm not even sure if we still produce 1 and 2 cent coins, haven't seen them in Ireland in quite a while. I got some in change recently in Spain and it was strange getting them :o

As a side note I'm always pleasantly surprised when I find Irish coins abroad. It hasn't happened very often, maybe 2 or 3 times. I always wonder how they got to where they did. The very first note I entered from Lithuania was an :flag-ie: :note-10: I got from an ATM and it turned out to be a hit. Don't know if it was a pooling note or just an Irish note that happened to make its way to Lithuania.

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