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The Department’s primary responsibilities in relation to coins include approving commemorative and collector coins, approving the use of images of coins, attending various meetings such as the National Cash Forum, the Euro Coin Sub Committee and engaging with currency issue division of 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.