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Irish pre-decimal coins (1939-1968)

 

10 shillings commemorative - 50th Anniversary of Irish Uprising of Easter

 

Ireland 10 shillings 1966

 

Face value: 10 shillings (1/2 Pound)
Composition: silver 0.833
Diameter 30.5 mm.
Weight 18.14 g.
Edge: Lettering - EIRI AMAC NA CASCA 1916 (twice)

Minted:
1966

Reverse: Monument
Reverse legend: DEIC SCILLING

Obverse: Patrick Pearse bust right
Obverse legend: EIRE 1966

Number in Krause catalog: KM#18
Price for coin in VF condition - $25-35

 

 

 

Half crown - silver

 

Ireland half crown 1939

 

Face value: 1/2 crown (1/5 Pound)
Composition: silver 0.750
Diameter 32.3 mm.
Weight 14.16 g.
Edge: reeded

Minted:
1939, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943

Reverse: Horse left
Reverse legend: LEAT COROIN 2S6D

Obverse: Celtic Harp
Obverse legend: EIRE / year

Number in Krause catalog: KM#16
Price for coin in VF condition - $25-35

 

 

 

Half crown - copper-nickel

 

Ireland half crown 1962

 

Face value: 1/2 crown (1/5 Pound)
Composition: copper-nickel
Diameter 32.3 mm.
Weight 14.16 g.
Edge: reeded

Minted:
1951, 1954, 1955, 1959, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1966, 1967

Reverse: Horse left
Reverse legend: LEAT COROIN 2S6D

Obverse: Celtic Harp
Obverse legend: EIRE / year

Number in Krause catalog: KM#16a
Price for coin in XF condition - $4-6

 

 

 

Florin - silver

 

Ireland florin 1939

 

Face value: 1 florin (1/25 crown, 1/10 Pound)
Composition: silver 0.750
Diameter 28.5 mm.
Weight 11.31 g.
Edge: reeded

Minted:
1939, 1940, 1941, 1942

Reverse: Salmon
Reverse legend: FLORIN 2S

Obverse: Celtic Harp
Obverse legend: EIRE / year

Number in Krause catalog: KM#15
Price for coin in XF condition - $15-20

 

 

 

Florin - copper-nickel

 

Ireland florin 1968

 

Face value: 1 florin (1/25 crown, 1/10 Pound)
Composition: copper-nickel
Diameter 28.5 mm.
Weight 11.31 g.
Edge: reeded

Minted:
1951, 1954, 1955, 1959, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1968, 1969

Reverse: Salmon
Reverse legend: FLORIN 2S

Obverse: Celtic Harp
Obverse legend: EIRE / year

Number in Krause catalog: KM#15
Price for coin in XF condition - $3-5

 

 

 

Shilling - silver

 

Ireland shilling 1939

 

Face value: 1 shilling (1/5 crown, 1/20 Pound)
Composition: silver 0.750
Diameter 23.6 mm.
Weight 5.66 g.
Edge: reeded

Minted:
1939, 1940, 1941, 1942

Reverse: Bull right
Reverse legend: 1S SCILLING

Obverse: Celtic Harp
Obverse legend: EIRE / year

Number in Krause catalog: KM#14
Price for coin in VF condition - $10-15

 

 

 

Shilling - copper-nickel

 

Ireland shilling 1964

 

Face value: 1 shilling (1/5 crown, 1/20 Pound)
Composition: copper-nickel
Diameter 23.6 mm.
Weight 5.66 g.
Edge: reeded

Minted:
1951, 1954, 1955, 1959, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1966, 1968

Reverse: Bull right
Reverse legend: 1S SCILLING

Obverse: Celtic Harp
Obverse legend: EIRE / year

Number in Krause catalog: KM#14a
Price for coin in XF condition - $2-4

 

 

 

6 pence - nickel

 

Ireland 6 pence 1940

 

Face value: 6 pence (1/2 shilling, 1/40 Pound)
Composition: copper-nickel
Diameter 20.8 mm.
Weight 4.54 g.
Edge: plain

Minted:
1939, 1940

Reverse: Irish Wolfhound left
Reverse legend: 6D / REUL

Obverse: Celtic Harp
Obverse legend: EIRE / year

Number in Krause catalog: KM#13
Price for coin in VF condition - $3-5

 

 

 

6 pence - copper-nickel

 

Ireland 6 pence 1962

 

Face value: 6 pence (1/2 shilling, 1/40 Pound)
Composition: copper-nickel
Diameter 20.8 mm.
Weight 4.54 g.
Edge: plain

Minted:
1942, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1952, 1953, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969

Reverse: Irish Wolfhound left
Reverse legend: 6D / REUL

Obverse: Celtic Harp
Obverse legend: EIRE / year

Number in Krause catalog: KM#13a
Price for coin in XF condition - $1-2

 

 

 

3 pence - nickel

 

Ireland 3 pence 1940

 

Face value: 3 pence (1/4 shilling, 1/80 Pound)
Composition: nickel
Diameter 17.6 mm.
Weight 3.24 g.
Edge: plain

Minted:
1939, 1940

Reverse: Hare left
Reverse legend: 3D / LEAT REUL

Obverse: Celtic Harp
Obverse legend: EIRE / year

Number in Krause catalog: KM#12
Price for coin in XF condition - $3-6

 

 

 

3 pence - copper-nickel

 

Ireland 3 pence 1968

 

Face value: 3 pence (1/4 shilling, 1/80 Pound)
Composition: copper-nickel
Diameter 18.0 mm.
Weight 3.24 g.
Edge: plain

Minted:
1942, 1943, 1946, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1953, 1956, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968

Reverse: Hare left
Reverse legend: 3D / LEAT REUL

Obverse: Celtic Harp
Obverse legend: EIRE / year

Number in Krause catalog: KM#12a
Price for coin in XF condition - $1-2

 

 

 

1 penny

 

Ireland 1 penny 1964

 

Face value: 1 penny (1/12 shilling, 1/240 Pound)
Composition: bronze
Diameter 30.9 mm.
Weight 9.45 g.
Edge: plain

Minted:
1940, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1946, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1952, 1963, 1964, 1966, 1967, 1968

Reverse: Hen with chicks
Reverse legend: 1D PINGN

Obverse: Celtic Harp
Obverse legend: EIRE / year

Number in Krause catalog: KM#11
Price for coin in VF condition - $1-2

 

 

 

Half penny

 

Ireland half penny 1942

 

Face value: 1/2 penny (1/24 shilling, 1/480 Pound)
Composition: bronze
Diameter 25.5 mm.
Weight 5.67 g.
Edge: plain

Minted:
1939, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1946, 1949, 1953, 1964, 1966, 1967

Reverse: Sow with piglets below value
Reverse legend: 1/2D LEAT PINGN

Obverse: Celtic Harp
Obverse legend: EIRE / year

Number in Krause catalog: KM#10
Price for coin in VF condition - $2-5

 

 

 

Farthing

 

Ireland farthing 1939

 

Face value: 1/4 penny (1/48 shilling, 1/960 Pound)
Composition: bronze
Diameter 20.3 mm.
Weight 2.83 g.
Edge: plain

Minted:
1939, 1940, 1941, 1943, 1944, 1946, 1949, 1953, 1959, 1966

Reverse: Woodcock below value
Reverse legend: 1/4D FEOIRLING

Obverse: Celtic Harp
Obverse legend: EIRE / year

Number in Krause catalog: KM#9
Price for coin in XF condition - $8-12