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Irish coins found in circulation OUTSIDE Ireland

Posted: Mon May 19, 2014 7:05 pm
by westwind
Yesterday I got Irish 2 cents 2002 in Latvian supermarket :flag-lv:

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Posted: Mon Sep 22, 2014 2:45 pm
by westwind
I saw 2€ Irish coin in a transparent charity box located in Lithuanian supermarket :)

Re: Irish coins found in circulation OUTSIDE Ireland

Posted: Wed Oct 08, 2014 8:24 pm
by europaee
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

Re: Irish coins found in circulation OUTSIDE Ireland

Posted: Thu Oct 09, 2014 11:23 am
by melitikus
in Malta, Irish coins are common

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Posted: Sat Jan 17, 2015 11:51 am
by westwind
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)

Re: Irish coins found in circulation OUTSIDE Ireland

Posted: Fri Mar 06, 2015 5:52 pm
by GWR7007
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 .

Re: Irish coins found in circulation OUTSIDE Ireland

Posted: Fri Mar 06, 2015 10:18 pm
by westwind
During last two weeks I found two 1c :flag-ie: coins in my wallet

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Posted: Sat Feb 13, 2016 10:47 pm
by philgelico
2€ 10 years of EMU, found somewhere in Arras, :flag-fr: :

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Posted: Sat Apr 02, 2016 11:32 am
by philgelico
2€ :flag-ie: CC 2007 "conradh na róımhe - 50 blıaın" in Lens, north :flag-fr: :D /

Re: Irish coins found in circulation OUTSIDE Ireland

Posted: Fri Apr 08, 2016 9:28 pm
by philgelico
Another 2€ EMU , from local post office in Dainville :flag-fr: :

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Posted: Sat Dec 10, 2016 7:19 pm
by philgelico
2€ "10 years or Euro" found in Arras, :flag-fr: .

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Posted: Sat May 26, 2018 10:26 pm
by GWR7007
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

Re: Irish coins found in circulation OUTSIDE Ireland

Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:18 pm
by RKPLt
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.
europaee wrote:
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 ???)

Re: Irish coins found in circulation OUTSIDE Ireland

Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:09 pm
by Xerxes84
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.
europaee wrote:
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.

Re: Irish coins found in circulation OUTSIDE Ireland

Posted: Sat Feb 23, 2019 1:01 pm
by RKPLt
Xerxes84 wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:09 pm
RKPLt wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:18 pm
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 ???)
Update 2019.02.23. coins in my change from last Christmas:
:flag-lt: 207, :flag-de: 51, :flag-ie: 40 (15 1ct and 22 2 ct), :flag-lv: 23, :flag-es: 15, :flag-it: 13, :flag-fi: 10, :flag-at: 8, :flag-be: 5, :flag-nl: :flag-gr: :flag-pt: 3 each, :flag-ee: 2, :flag-mt: :flag-sk: :flag-cy: :flag-lu: - 1 each
And 3 years ago it were 2 coins from 150. Irish coins were rarity. So they are now, if take other, than 1ct and 2ct coins.
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.