20 Pence

20 Pence -  obverse20 Pence -  reverse

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Features

Country Ireland
Period Republic (1937-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1985-2000
Value 20 Pence (0.2 IEP)
Currency Pound (decimalized, 1971-2001)
Composition Nickel brass
Weight 8.47 g
Diameter 27.1 mm
Thickness 2 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 02-09-2002
References KM# 25,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
Sp# 6703,
Emma Howard (editor); 2021. Coins of England & the United Kingdom : Pre-Decimal Issues (56th edition). Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom.
And 1 more volumes.
Schön# 23
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

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

Lettering: éire 1998

Translation: Ireland 1998

Reverse

The value above an Irish hunting horse

Lettering: 20P

Translation: 20 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 (interrupted) - three sections

20 Pence -  obverse

© Cyrillius

Mint

Irish Mint, Dublin, Ireland

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1985  500 0.4% Trial piece, and fewer than 10 are known to survive; Ultra Rare
1986  50 430 000 0.12 1.73 0.41 0.66 0.98 2.41 4.36 56%
1986  6 750 1.2% Proof
1988  20 661 000 0.36 0.71 1.21 26%
1992  14 761 000 0.60 0.36 0.60 0.56 17%
1994  11 086 000 0.36 0.90 1.25 12%
1995  18 160 000 0.36 0.58 0.71 1.66 3.62 18%
1996  29 291 000 1.68 0.51 0.56 0.77 19%
1998  25 024 000 1.06 0.76 1.21 2.41 14%
1999  11 000 000 1.45 6%
2000  28 500 000 0.66 0.60 1.45 7%

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