6 Pingin / 1 Reul

6 Pingin / 1 Reul -  obverse6 Pingin / 1 Reul -  reverse

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Features

Country Ireland
Period Republic (1937-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1942-1969
Value 6 Pence = 1/2 Shilling = 1/40 Pound (0.025)
Currency Pound (1928-1971)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 4.54 g
Diameter 20.8 mm
Thickness 1.8 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 12-31-1971
References KM# 13a,
  • 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# 6641
  • 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

Cláirseach (or Gaelic harp) with the date to the right and the country name to the left

Lettering: éIRe 1960

Translation: Ireland 1960

Reverse

An Irish Wolfhound facing left with the denomination above

Lettering:
6d
ReuL
PM

Translation:
6 Pence
ReuL
PM

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

Comments

The 'd' that represents pence comes from the Roman coin Denarius.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1942  1,320,000 0.71 1.22 13%
1942  0.2% Proof
1945  400,000 1.50 160.88 5%
1945  0.18% Proof
1946  720,000 1.22 2.56 6%
1946  0.2% Proof
1947  800,000 1.81 1.42 0.72 33.46 8%
1947  0.14% Proof
1948  800,000 0.71 0.93 8%
1948  0.14% Proof
1949  600,000 1.22 6%
1949  0.18% Proof
1950  800,000 1.22 8%
1950  0.2% Proof
1952  800,000 1.22 3.37 9.48 8%
1952  0.2% Proof
1953  800,000 1.08 8%
1953  0.2% Proof
1955  600,000 1.36 6%
1955  0.18% Proof
1956  600,000 1.64 16.38 6%
1956  0.14% Proof
1958  600,000 1.42 5%
1959  2,000,000 0.61 1.12 13%
1959  0.2% Proof
1960  2,020,000 0.61 0.37 12%
1960  0.4% Proof
1961  3,000,000 0.91 0.97 3.04 7.21 16%
1961  0.18% Proof
1962  4,000,000 0.61 1.05 19%
1962  0.2% Proof
1963  4,000,000 0.50 0.91 18%
1963  0.3% Proof
1964  6,000,000 0.61 0.61 0.61 3.35 24%
1966  2,000,000 1.22 1.66 10%
1967  4,000,000 0.41 0.97 0.35 12%
1968  8,000,000 0.68 1.01 1.34 0.35 17%
1969  2,000,000 4%

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