2 Pence non-magnetic

2 Pence (non-magnetic) -  obverse2 Pence (non-magnetic) -  reverse

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Features

Issuer Ireland
Period Republic (1937-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1971-1988
Value 2 Pence (0.02 IEP)
Currency Pound (decimalized, 1971-2001)
Composition Bronze
Weight 7.1 g
Diameter 25.9 mm
Thickness 1.8 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 02-09-2002
Number N# 952
Numista (https://numista.com)
References KM# 21,
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# 6708,
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# 20
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 year to the right

Lettering: éire 1985

Translation: Ireland 1985

Reverse

Decorative initial "U" resembling a bird, out of the "Book of Kells" with the denomination above

Lettering: 2P

Translation: 2 Pence

Engraver: Gabriel Hayes

Gabriel Hayes (1909–1978) was an Irish sculptor born in Dublin, Ireland. Her best known works are the halfpenny, penny, and two pence coins she designed for the Irish decimal currency introduced in 1971. She submitted ideas at her own initiative when no design competition was held. She is also responsible for the other aspects of the decimal currency such as lettering and decoration. Hayes was also an accomplished painter.

Edge

Smooth

Mint

Irish Mint, Dublin, Ireland

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1971  75 500 000 $ 0.18 $ 0.26 $ 0.26 $ 0.26 $ 0.29 $ 0.53 $ 1.09 55%
1971  50 000 $ 3.15 0.9% Proof
1975  20 010 000 $ 0.06 $ 0.18 $ 0.23 $ 0.20 $ 0.42 27%
1976  5 414 000 $ 0.13 $ 0.56 8%
1978  12 000 000 $ 0.07 $ 0.23 $ 0.16 $ 0.55 12%
1979  32 373 000 $ 0.08 $ 0.12 $ 0.25 $ 0.27 $ 0.35 26%
1980  59 828 000 $ 0.14 $ 0.07 $ 0.16 $ 0.29 $ 0.35 $ 0.76 35%
1982  30 435 000 $ 0.05 $ 0.12 $ 0.23 $ 0.40 $ 0.94 21%
1985  14 469 000 $ 0.23 $ 0.21 $ 0.13 12%
1986  23 865 000 $ 0.14 $ 0.22 $ 0.23 $ 0.32 16%
1986  6 750 0.3% Proof
1988  35 868 000 $ 0.28 $ 0.23 $ 0.25 $ 0.62 18%

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