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½ Pingin

½ Pingin -  obverse ½ Pingin -  reverse

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Features

Country Ireland
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1939-1967
Value 1/2 Penny = 1/24 Shilling = 1/480 Pound (1/480)
Composition Bronze
Weight 5.67 g
Diameter 25.5 mm
Thickness 1.62 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 12-31-1971
References KM# 10, Sp# 6644
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Coins of England & the United Kingdom
by Philip Skingley
(Spink)

Obverse

Legend to left and right of harp

Lettering: éIRe 1964

Translation: Ireland 1964

Reverse

Sow standing left with five piglets

Lettering:
1/2d
PM
leat
pingin

Translation:
1/2d
PM
half
penny

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
1939  240,000
1939  Proof
1940  1,680,000 0.56
1940  Proof
1941  2,400,000 2.28
1941  Proof
1942  6,931,000 0.78 0.89 0.79
1943  2,669,000 2.19
1946  720,000
1946  Proof
1949  1,344,000 0.58
1949  Proof
1953  2,400,000 0.59 1.02
1953  Proof
1964  2,160,000 1.00
1964  Proof
1965  1,440,000 0.83
1966  1,680,000 1.60
1967  1,200,000

Values in the table above are expressed in USD. They are based on evaluations by Numista users and sales realized on Internet platforms. They serve as a measure, but they are not intended to be relied upon for buying, selling or exchanging coins. Numista does not buy or sell coins.

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