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Features

Country Ireland
Period Republic (1949-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1970-2000
Value 50 Pence (0.5 IEP)
Currency Pound (decimalized, 1971-2001)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 13.5 g
Diameter 30 mm
Thickness 2.40 mm
Shape Equilateral curve heptagon (7-sided)
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 02-09-2002
References KM# 24,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Sp# 6702
Coins of England & the United Kingdom
by Philip Skingley
(Spink)

Obverse

Irish harp

Lettering: éire 1977

Reverse

Value, Woodcock bird

Lettering: 50P

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

Smooth

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1970  9,000,000 0.97 1.09 1.53 33%
1971  600,000 4%
1971  50,000 0.7% Proof
1974  1,000,000 4%
1975  2,000,000 1.20 8%
1976  3,000,000 7%
1977  4,800,000 0.43 11%
1978  4,500,000 0.45 0.82 2.18 14%
1979  4,000,000 0.98 1.27 11%
1981  6,000,000 1.12 1.16 1.60 17%
1982  2,000,000 1.60 1.60 6%
1983  7,000,000 0.95 1.27 18%
1984  0.16%
1986  3,250 0.19% presumably re-melted
1986  6,750 0.16% Proof
1988  7,000,500 1.03 1.03 14%
1996  6,000,000 1.10 1.10 8%
1997  6,000,000 7%
1998  13,825,000 0.87 11%
1999  7,000,000 3%
2000  15,600,000 4%

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