1 Flóirin / 2 Scilling

1 Flóirin / 2 Scilling -  obverse1 Flóirin / 2 Scilling -  reverse

Obverse © nordboutik59 – Reverse © Jérémy Pureur

Features

Issuer Ireland
Period Republic (1937-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1951-1968
Value 2 Shillings = 1 Florin = ⅒ Pound (0.1)
Currency Pound (1826-1971)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 11.3 g
Diameter 28.6 mm
Thickness 2.28 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 1 June 1994
Number N# 1401
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# 15a,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 5 more volumes.
Sp# 6639
Emma Howard (editor); 2021. Standard Catalogue of British Coins : Coins of England & the United Kingdom Pre-Decimal Issues (56th edition). Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

Irish harp with the country name to the left and the date to the right

Lettering: éIre 1955

Translation: Ireland 1955

Reverse

Value, salmon (to the right)

Lettering:
flóirín
2s
PM

Translation:
Florin
2 Schilling
PM

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

Royal Mint (Tower Hill), London, United Kingdom (1810-1975)

Comments

Investigation shows that year 1969 does not exist.
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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1951  1 000 000 $ 1.05 $ 1.78 $ 1.78 11%
1951  0.09% Proof
1954  1 000 000 $ 0.44 $ 0.84 $ 1.71 10%
1954  0.2% Proof
1955  1 000 000 $ 0.68 $ 2.09 $ 3.39 10%
1955  0.15% Proof
1959  2 000 000 $ 1.05 $ 1.07 $ 2.09 17%
1959  0.3% Proof
1961  2 000 000 $ 0.23 $ 1.22 $ 1.50 16%
1961  0.3% Proof
1962  2 400 000 $ 0.73 $ 1.05 $ 1.41 18%
1962  0.3% Proof
1963  3 000 000 $ 0.10 $ 0.87 $ 0.87 23%
1963  0.2% Proof
1964  4 000 000 $ 0.14 $ 0.68 $ 1.17 $ 1.19 $ 1.37 $ 1.91 28%
1965  2 000 000 $ 0.50 $ 1.05 $ 2.09 15%
1966  3 625 000 $ 0.52 $ 1.05 $ 1.41 $ 1.72 $ 2.70 26%
1968  1 000 000 $ 1.05 $ 2.09 9%

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A Special Selection of World Coins Monthly Internet Auction 271912
Lot 36572
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Mar 24, 2019 1955 UNC The lot includes several items.

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