½ Pingin

½ Pingin -  obverse½ Pingin -  reverse

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Features

Country Ireland
Period Republic (1937-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1939-1967
Value 1/2 Penny = 1/24 Shilling = 1/480 Pound (1/480)
Currency Pound (1928-1971)
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,
  • 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.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.
Sp# 6644
  • 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

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

Mint

Irish Mint, Dublin, Ireland

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1939  240,000 4%
1939  0.20% Proof
1940  1,680,000 0.33 0.61 11.01 13%
1940  0.3% Proof
1941  2,400,000 0.27 1.00 2.38 18%
1941  0.3% Proof
1942  6,931,000 0.26 0.30 0.95 1.13 36%
1943  2,669,000 0.31 0.60 1.35 1.86 18%
1946  720,000 7%
1946  0.3% Proof
1949  1,344,000 0.57 3.57 11%
1949  0.20% Proof
1953  2,400,000 0.77 0.83 0.73 1.73 3.41 22%
1953  0.6% Proof
1964  2,160,000 0.60 1.45 2.38 18%
1964  0.6% Proof
1965  1,440,000 0.60 1.19 12%
1966  1,680,000 0.55 0.71 2.56 1.63 17%
1967  1,200,000 0.95 1.19 9%

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