½ Coróin / 2 Scilling 6 Pingin

Features

Country Ireland
Period Republic (1937-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1939-1943
Value 1/2 Crown = 2 Shillings 6 Pence (0.125)
Currency Pound (1928-1971)
Composition Silver (.750)
Weight 14.138 g
Diameter 32.31 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
References KM# 16,
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Thomas Michael (editor), Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Thomas Michael (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
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Sp# 6633
  • Emma Howard (editor); 2020. Coins of England & the United Kingdom: Pre-Decimal Issues (55th edition). Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom. ISBN 9781912667536.
  • Geoff Kitchen (editor); 2020. Coins of England & the United Kingdom: Decimal Issues (6th edition). Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom. ISBN 9781912667215.

Obverse

Cláirseach (or Gaelic harp)

Lettering: éire 1940

Translation: Ireland 1940

Reverse

Irish Hunter horse, facing left with the denomination below

Lettering:
leat coróin
2s6d

Translation:
Half crown
2 shillings 6 pence

Engraver: Percy Metcalfe

Percy Metcalfe, CVO, RDI, was an English artist sculptor and designer. He is recognised mostly for his coin designs and his contribution to the Ashtead Pottery Collection.

Edge

Reeded

Mint

Irish Mint, Dublin, Ireland

Comments

Article 4 of the Irish constitution adopted in 1937 by the government under Éamon de Valera states that Éire is the name of the state, or in the English language, Ireland.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1939  888,000 12.17 13.99 47%
1939  0.9% Proof
1940  752,000 14.61 12.17 18.26 97.38 44%
1940  0.6% Proof
1941  320,000 17.08 17%
1941  0.3% Proof
1942  286,000 21.24 52.22 18%
1943  1,000 5% 500 known; very rare

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