The Department’s primary responsibilities in relation to coins are the following:
- Approval in relation to commemorative and collector coin
- Approval for use of image of coins
- Attending meetings of National Cash Forum, Euro-Coin Sub-Committee, meeting with currency issue division in the Central Bank
The Central Bank acts as an agent for the Minister for Finance in issuing all Irish Coin, both circulating and commemorative.
Currently available coin sets can be viewed on the website of the Central Bank: http://www.centralbank.ie/paycurr/collector/Pages/Coinsets.aspx’