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Irish decimal coins (1969-2001)

 

1 punt circulated

 

Ireland 1 punt 1994

 

Face value:1 punt (1 pound)
Composition: copper-nickel
Diameter 31.1 mm.
Weight 10.00 g.
Edge: milled and engrailed

Minted:
1990, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000

Reverse: Irish Red Deer left
Reverse legend: £1 / PUNT

Obverse: Celtic Harp
Obverse legend: EIRE / year

Number in Krause catalog: KM#27
Price for coin in XF condition - $4-6

 

 

 

1 punt commemorative - 50th Anniversary of United Nations

 

Ireland 1 punt 1995

 

Face value:1 punt (1 pound)
Composition: silver 0.925
Diameter 38.6 mm.
Weight 28.28 g.
Edge: milled

Minted:
1995

Reverse: Dove holding banner with dates to left of U.N. logo
Reverse legend: £1 / NATIONS UNITED FOR PEACE 1945 1995

Obverse: Celtic Harp
Obverse legend: EIRE / 1945 1995

Number in Krause catalog: KM#30
Price for coin in PROOF quality - $120-150

 

 

 

1 punt commemorative - Millennium

 

Ireland 1 punt 2000

 

Face value:1 punt (1 pound)
Composition: copper-nickel
Diameter 31.1 mm.
Weight 10.00 g.
Edge: milled and engrailed

Minted:
2000

Reverse: Cross within stylized ancient ship
Reverse legend: £1 / MILLENNIUM

Obverse: Celtic Harp
Obverse legend: EIRE / year

Number in Krause catalog: KM#31
Price for coin in UNC condition - $8-12

 

 

 

50 pence circulated

 

Ireland 50 pence 1998

 

Face value: 50 pence (1/2 punt)
Composition: copper-nickel
Diameter 30.0 mm.
Weight 13.30 g.
Edge: plane

Minted:
1970, 1971, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1988, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000

Reverse: Woodcock
Reverse legend: 50 P

Obverse: Celtic Harp
Obverse legend: EIRE / year

Number in Krause catalog: KM#24
Price for coin in XF condition - $3-5

 

 

 

50 pence commemorative - Dublin Millennium

 

Ireland 50 pence 1988

 

Face value: 50 pence (1/2 punt)
Composition: copper-nickel
Diameter 30.0 mm.
Weight 13.50 g.
Edge: plane

Minted:
1970, 1971, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1988, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000

Reverse: Shield above banner with value above
Reverse legend: 50 P / 988 1988 / CLIAT 1000 DUBLIN

Obverse: Celtic Harp
Obverse legend: EIRE / year

Number in Krause catalog: KM#26
Price for coin in XF condition - $7-10

 

 

 

20 pence

 

Ireland 20 pence 1988

 

Face value: 20 pence (1/5 punt)
Composition: nickel-bronze
Diameter 27.1 mm.
Weight 8.47 g.
Edge: segmented reeding

Minted:
1986, 1988, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000

Reverse: Horse left
Reverse legend: 10 P

Obverse: Celtic Harp
Obverse legend: EIRE / year

Number in Krause catalog: KM#25
Price for coin in XF condition - $2-3

 

 

 

10 pence - large

 

Ireland 10 pence 1980

 

Face value: 10 pence (1/10 punt)
Composition: copper-nickel
Diameter 28.5 mm.
Weight 11.32 g.
Edge: reeded

Minted:
1969, 1970, 1971, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1978, 1980, 1982, 1985, 1986

Reverse: Salmon right
Reverse legend: 10 P

Obverse: Celtic Harp
Obverse legend: EIRE / year

Number in Krause catalog: KM#23
Price for coin in UNC condition - $0.60-1.00

 

 

 

10 pence - small

 

Ireland 10 pence 1993

 

Face value: 10 pence (1/10 punt)
Composition: copper-nickel
Diameter 22.0 mm.
Weight 5.45 g.
Edge: reeded

Minted:
1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000

Reverse: Salmon left
Reverse legend: 10 P

Obverse: Celtic Harp
Obverse legend: EIRE / year

Number in Krause catalog: KM#29
Price for coin in UNC condition - $0.50-0.80

 

 

 

5 pence - large

 

Ireland 5 pence 1970

 

Face value: 5 pence (1/20 punt)
Composition: copper-nickel
Diameter 23.6 mm.
Weight 5.66 g.
Edge: reeded

Minted:
1969, 1970, 1971, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1978, 1980, 1982, 1985, 1986, 1990

Reverse: Bull right
Reverse legend: 5 P

Obverse: Celtic Harp
Obverse legend: EIRE / year

Number in Krause catalog: KM#22
Price for coin in UNC condition - $0.60-1.00

 

 

 

5 pence - small

 

Ireland 5 pence 1992

 

Face value: 5 pence (1/20 punt)
Composition: copper-nickel
Diameter 18.5 mm.
Weight 3.25 g.
Edge: reeded

Minted:
1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1998, 2000

Reverse: Bull left
Reverse legend: 5 P

Obverse: Celtic Harp
Obverse legend: EIRE / year

Number in Krause catalog: KM#28
Price for coin in UNC condition - $0.30-0.50

 

 

 

2 pence - bronze

 

Ireland 2 pence 1980

 

Face value: 2 pence (1/50 punt)
Composition: copper plated steel
Diameter 25.9 mm.
Weight 7.12 g.
Edge: plain

Minted:
1971, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1982, 1985, 1986, 1988

Reverse: Stylized bird and value
Reverse legend: 2 P

Obverse: Celtic Harp
Obverse legend: EIRE / year

Number in Krause catalog: KM#21
Price for coin in UNC condition - $0.15-0.30

 

 

 

2 pence - copper plated steel

 

Ireland 2 pence 1988

 

Face value: 2 pence (1/50 punt)
Composition: copper plated steel
Diameter 25.9 mm.
Weight 7.12 g.
Edge: plain

Minted:
1988, 1990, 1992, 1995, 1996, 1998, 2000

Reverse: Stylized bird and value
Reverse legend: 2 P

Obverse: Celtic Harp
Obverse legend: EIRE / year

Number in Krause catalog: KM#21a
Price for coin in UNC condition - $0.15-0.30

 

 

 

1 penny - bronze

 

Ireland 1 penny 1979

 

Face value: 1 penny (1/100 punt)
Composition: bronze
Diameter 20.3 mm.
Weight 3.56 g.
Edge: plain

Minted:
1971, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1982, 1985, 1986, 1988

Reverse: Stylized bird and value
Reverse legend: 1 P

Obverse: Celtic Harp
Obverse legend: EIRE / year

Number in Krause catalog: KM#20
Price for coin in UNC condition - $0.10-0.20

 

 

 

1 penny - copper plated steel

 

Ireland 1 penny 2000

 

Face value: 1 penny (1/100 punt)
Composition: copper plated steel
Diameter 20.3 mm.
Weight 3.56 g.
Edge: plain

Minted:
1988, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1998, 2000

Reverse: Stylized bird and value
Reverse legend: 1 P

Obverse: Celtic Harp
Obverse legend: EIRE / year

Number in Krause catalog: KM#20a
Price for coin in UNC condition - $0.10-0.20

 

 

 

Half penny

 

Ireland 1/2 penny 1971

 

Face value: 1/2 penny (1/200 punt)
Composition: bronze
Diameter 17.1 mm.
Weight 1.78 g.
Edge: plain

Minted:
1971, 1975, 1976, 1978, 1980, 1982, 1986

Reverse: Stylized bird and value
Reverse legend: 1/2 P

Obverse: Celtic Harp
Obverse legend: EIRE / year

Number in Krause catalog: KM#19
Price for coin in UNC condition - $0.15-0.30