The harp has been associated with Ireland since earliest times featuring prominently in Irish folklore and legend. A harp first appeared on the coinage of Henry VIII and has been used on modern Irish coins since the original Percy Metcalfe designs issued in 1928. This harp design, based on the Trinity College Harp, is still used on all Irish coins today and is renowned throughout the world. Each of the coins in the 2013 Uncirculated Euro Coin Set features this national symbol of Ireland. Uncirculated coins are a higher quality than the coins in your pocket and this set includes all of the Irish coin denominations that will circulate in 2013. The 2013 Euro coins are sealed within the wallet for protection and posterity ensuring that this Euro Coin Set will remain a keepsake long into the future. The presentation wallet and outer slipcase is beautifully illustrated and celebrates the role and significance of the Irish harp throughout history. This is a perfect memento of Irish coins in 2013 and ideal as a gift for young collectors or for overseas friends and family.