1 Punt 1990-2000

1 Punt 1990-2000

The 1 Punt coin was the largest denomination of decimal coin in Ireland. However, from 1970 until 1990, the 50 Pence coin was the largest denomination of Irish coin. Designed by Thomas Ryan and produced between the years 1990 -2000 at the Currency Centre Dublin mint. In total 161,572,000 of these coins were minted.

There was also a circulating commemorative 1 Punt coin that was made to celebrate the Millenium, you can read more about the 1 Punt Millenium coin here.

Coin collecting is full of unusual phrases and terminology. If you are unsure what any of the terms on this page mean, check out our 180 Best Coin Collecting Terms Explained post. Here we explain every term in an easy to understand way.

If you want to understand how coin grading works and how to for instance find out the value of your Irish coin, our Awesome Guide to Coin Grading In 3 Simple Steps article will help here. 

Identifying Features

The global standard for identifying coins is the KM Code. This 1 Punt coin is referred to by the KM code KM# 27. The KM code is a unique reference number assigned to each coin.
Below are some other Identifying features, like which Mint the 1 Punt coin was made at as well as some other factors.

Denomination: 1 Punt
KM Code: KM# 27
Coin Series: Decimal 1969-2001
Years Produced: 1990 – 2000
Known Mintage: 161,572,000
Distribution: Standard Circulation
Mint: Currency Centre Dublin

Design Features

All other denominations of decimal coins reused earlier designs originally created by Percy Metcalfe, The 1 Punt is the only standard circulation coin that wasn’t designed by him, however, it would be fair to say that the design was heavily influenced by Metcalfe’s design and theme.

Themes: Animals (Fauna), Deer, Mammals, Musical Instruments
Designer: Thomas Ryan
Obverse Description: Irish harp
Reverse Description: Irish Red Deer left

Coins by Percy Metcalfe
Coins by Thomas Ryan
Irish Decimal Coins from 1969 to 2001

Mechanical Features

The Mechanical features of a coin are things like the size, weight, thickness and diameter for example. Looking at the mechanical features of a coin is the easiest way to tell if a coin is real or fake.

Quite often a fake will not match the mechanical features of the original coin when faked. Checking these features should be the first thing you do if you have your suspicions about a coin. Coins are produced very precisely to match the predetermined mechanical features.

Weight: 10.0000g
Diameter: 31.1mm
Thickness: 1.83 mm
Rim: Raised. Gladiform. Both sides
Shape: Circular

1 Punt Values

Below the 1 Punt values are shown on a grading scale, the higher on the scale the better condition the coin is in and therefore the more valuable. Check out our Awesome Guide to Coin Grading In 3 Simple Steps article to learn more about coin grading.

When it comes to coin values condition is everything, the better condition or grade the coin is in the more valuable it becomes. Apart from condition or grade, the scarcity of a coin is also hugely important.

Year & VersionMintageAG3G4VG8F12VF20XF40AU50MS60MS63Proof
1990 Proof42,000----$3.00$5.50----
This purpose of this website is to educate and entertain, All values shown are a guideline only and should not be used for any means of financial investment or speculation, as with all things values may fluctuate depending on demand and scarcity, we strongly advise that all information on this website is used as it was intended – for entertainment purposes. The information relating to coins is sourced from many places such as NGC, PCGS and The Irish Central Bank.

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