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Irish pound (euro)

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  • Ireland, Republic
  • Euro
  • Dublin
  • of 68 890 sq. km
  • Irish (state), English (state)
  • IE (IRL) 372

Ireland is an exhibiting country the European Union . Monetary unit - euro - to equal 100 eurocents.

Till January, 1st, 2002 Irish pounds - to equal 100 pence were cash token moneys of Ireland. A nominal number of the native currency of Ireland has been presented by notes of denomination of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 pounds. Till the end of 2012 the national bank will interchange national notes for euro free of charge.


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The Irish pound is injected by the law from August, 20th, 1927 with a gold content of the pure gold of 7,32238 g, equal to a pound sterling gold content, instead of addressing token moneys in the pounds sterling manufactured by Bank of England and local private banks. The right of emission of token moneys has been granted the Commission on monetary circulation. Except coins in the circulation have been manufactured: 1) the state tickets were an unlimited lawful legal tender and freely interchanging face value for pounds sterling in London; 2) the consolidated notes manufactured till December, 31st, 1953 behind joint responsibility of the Commission on monetary circulation and eight business banks within the general limit of 6 million of pounds and unconstrained interchanging on the state tickets.

On September, 21st, 1931 Ireland was included into a sterling area; the Irish pound has been equal to pound sterling.

On February, 15th, 1971 transferring to decimal system is carried out: the pound became equal to 100 pence.

Since March, 13th, 1979 Ireland was included into the European currency system. As a preparatory measure since December, 18th, 1978 the control of accounts with Great Britain as the last has refrained from the introduction in is entered for the first time in history Ireland.

The Note five Irish pounds was manufactured since April, 1994 for 2000. On note face side Ketrin Elizabeth Makoli's portrait (1778-1841) - the Catholic nun, the foundress of Catholic monastic congregation Sister of Mercy is represented. On a denomination underside three children in a class room are represented. On a school board verses of the Irish poet Anthony Rafteri are written. Behind the back of children - a map of Europe, without political borders. Dominating colours of the note brown and dark blue. Its sizes made 120 x 64 mm.

Face side of 5 pounds of Ireland
the Back of 5 pounds of Ireland

The Denomination fifty Irish pounds went in circulation since November, 1995 for 2001. On face side of the note the plotting of Douglas of Hyde (1860-1949), the first president of Ireland. On a denomination underside the piper and a seal of Gaelic league against the text from the manuscript of 16th century of Royal Irish academy is represented. Dominating colour of the note dark blue. Its sizes made 144 x 76 mm.

Face side of 50 pounds of Ireland
the Back of 50 pounds of Ireland

It is updated 05.2012


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