2 Pence non-magnetic

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

© Numista

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
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 9 February 2002
Number N# 952
Numista type number (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). Battenberg 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

Mints

Irish Mint, Dublin, Ireland
Royal Mint, Llantrisant, United Kingdom

Comments

1979 12,000,000 struck by Royal Mint

Manage my collection

Please sign in or create an account to manage your collection.

Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1971  75 500 000 $ 0.17 $ 0.25 $ 0.25 $ 0.25 $ 0.31 $ 0.52 $ 1.13 55%
1971  50 000 $ 3.05 0.9% Proof
1975  20 010 000 $ 0.06 $ 0.17 $ 0.20 $ 0.19 $ 0.45 27%
1976  5 414 000 $ 0.07 $ 0.15 $ 0.54 8%
1978  12 000 000 $ 0.11 $ 0.23 $ 0.15 $ 0.57 12%
1979  32 373 000 $ 0.08 $ 0.11 $ 0.24 $ 0.26 $ 0.34 26% Royal Mint
1980  59 828 000 $ 0.14 $ 0.07 $ 0.16 $ 0.28 $ 0.34 $ 0.74 35%
1982  30 435 000 $ 0.05 $ 0.11 $ 0.20 $ 0.39 $ 0.91 21%
1985  14 469 000 $ 0.23 $ 0.20 $ 0.12 12%
1986  23 865 000 $ 0.14 $ 0.22 $ 0.23 $ 0.31 16%
1986  6 750 0.3% Proof
1988  35 868 000 $ 0.23 $ 0.23 $ 0.26 $ 0.60 18%

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 an indication only; they are not intended to be relied upon for buying, selling or exchanging. Numista does not buy or sell coins or banknotes.

Frequencies show the percentage of Numista users who own each year or variety among all the users who own this coin. Since some users own several versions, the sum may be greater than 100%.

Get this coin

Members from this site want to exchange it: Dutchgalego, MK7, Somfty, hen3dt, jsj-dk, davmell, HRNumis, Elvart, David_gz, trez_555, opannob, FCamacho, hl1953, Shadoko, waltbert, BMPJ, Christopherus13, Huevofrito, MatthieuB, mexcoins, herbjonesofm, PatGav, sebastien12, raiemantadive, Angelo1, KLFenstermaker, Gurvas69, numis27, Randy, Lobis, jmd, ArnoV, hamzabncf, AFRICANO, Croft89coffey, eskachem

Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×367)
Country: Netherlands
Languages : English Dutch
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×9)
Country: United Kingdom
Languages : English German
Feedback: none
Country: France
Languages : French
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×22)
Country: United Arab Emirates
Languages : English
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×18)
Country: Denmark
Languages : English Danish German
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×209)
Country: Spain
Languages : English Spanish French
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×140)
Country: Portugal
Languages : English Spanish Portuguese
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×21)
Country: Russia
Languages : English Russian
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×41)
Country: Belgium
Languages : English Spanish French
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×537)
Country: France
Languages : French English
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×79)
Country: France
Languages : English French Italian
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×176)
Country: Mexico
Languages : English Spanish
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×56)
Country: United States
Languages : English
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×21)
Country: France
Languages : French English Italian
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×8)
Country: United States
Languages : English Spanish
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×488)
Country: Canada
Languages : English Dutch
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×383)
Country: Germany
Languages : English German French
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×193)
Country: Spain
Languages : English Spanish
Feedback: none
Country: France
Languages :
French Greek English Spanish Japanese Polish Russian
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×76)
Country: Mexico
Languages : English Spanish
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×81)
Country: United States
Languages : English Spanish
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×1276)
Country: France
Languages : French English Spanish Italian
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×26)
Country: France
Languages : French Italian
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×177)
Country: France
Languages : French
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×31)
Country: France
Languages : French English Spanish
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×27)
Country: United States
Languages : English
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×37)
Country: Moldova
Languages : English Russian
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×179)
Country: France
Languages : French English
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×44)
Country: United States
Languages : English
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×23)
Country: Lithuania
Languages : English Lithuanian Russian
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×159)
Country: France
Languages : French
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×104)
Country: Netherlands
Languages : English German French Dutch Russian
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×12)
Country: Algeria
Languages : French Arabic
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×119)
Country: Italy
Languages : English Italian
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×100)
Country: United States
Languages : English
Feedback: none
Country: Belgium
Languages : French English

» See the details of the coins available for swap

Numista Rarity index: 4 Search tips
This index is based on the data of Numista members collections. It ranges from 0 to 100, 0 meaning a very common coin or banknote and 100 meaning a rare coin or banknote among Numista members.

» Buy coins from Ireland

Contribute to the catalog

Modify or add data on this page
Register a past auction sale