2 euros 2019 Ireland – 100th Anniversary of the first sitting of Dáil Éireann

3.50

UNC 2 euros coins roll
Diameter – 25.75mm
Thickness – 2.2mm
Weight – 8.5gr
75% copper – 25% nickel clad on nickel core
Mintage: 1 000,000 pieces
Date of issue: 2019

Description

The First Dáil was Dáil Éireann as it convened from 1919 to 1921. It was the first meeting of the unicameral parliament of the revolutionary Irish Republic. In the December 1918 election to the Parliament of the United Kingdom, the Irish republican party Sinn Féin won a landslide victory in Ireland

Its first meeting happened on the same day as one of the first engagements of what became the Irish War of Independence. Although the Dáil had not authorized any armed action, it became a “symbol of popular resistance and a source of legitimacy for fighting men in the guerrilla war that developed”