The CURRENCY CENTRE (also known as the IRISH MINT) is the mint of
coins and printer of banknotes for the
Central Bank of Ireland
The centre was designed by the architect
Sam Stephenson , for which
he won the
RIAI Triennial Gold Medal in 1977-1979 and opened for
business in 1978. Before the centre was established, Irish coins were
produced in the
The first euro coins were minted in the centre in September 1999, whilst the first banknotes were printed in April 2000; these commenced delivery to banks and retailers in September (coins) and October (banknotes) of 2001. The final Irish coins, based on the Irish pound , were minted in September 2000 and the final banknotes were printed in April 2001.
The decision to continue printing euro notes in
* ^ "Central Bank\'s mantra appears to be: do as we say, not as we do – Business". The Irish Independent. 18 November 2010. Retrieved 21 April 2012.