Irish 3 Pence 1928-1935

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Irish 3 Pence 1928-1935

On this page, we will tell you all about the Irish 3 Pence coin minted between the years 1928-1935.

If this is not what you are looking for, you may be interested in the 3 Pence Coin 1942-1968.

A little background about the Irish 3 Pence Coin, The Irish 3 Pence coin was part of the Irish Free State coin series of Ireland. Designed by Percy Metcalfe. Produced between the years 1928-1935 at the Royal Mint, Tower Hill Site, London mint. In total 2,866,001 of these coins were minted.

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Identifying Features

The standard globally for identifying coins is the KM Code. This Irish 3 Pence coin is by referred to by the KM code KM# 4. The KM code is a unique reference number assigned to each coin.
Below are some other Identifying features, like which Mint the Irish 3 Pence coin was made at as well as some other factors.

Denomination: 3 Pence
KM Code: KM# 4
Coin Series: Irish Free State 1928-1937
Years Produced: 1928 – 1935
Known Mintage: 2,866,001
Distribution: Standard Circulation
Mint: Royal Mint Tower Hill
Composition: Nickel

 

Design Features

The design of the Irish penny coin featured a hare. This was chosen given the large importance animals had on farming and rural life in Ireland at the time, the hare would have been commonly hunted during this period.

This design was adapted from the original designs by Publio Morbiducci which were chosen for the coinage of the Irish free state in 1927. Many of the designs used in this coin series were reused in the Irish Decimal Coin series, however, the design on the 3 Pence was not used again.

Themes: Animals (Fauna), Hares, Harps, Mammals, Musical Instruments, Seals (Emblems)
Designer: Percy Metcalfe
Obverse Description: Irish harp divides date
Reverse Description: Hare

 

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: 3.2400g
Diameter: 17.6mm
Thickness: 1.72 mm
Rim: Raised. Gladiform. Both sides
Shape: Circular
Edge: Plain

Irish 3 Pence Values

Below the Irish 3 Pence coin values are shown on a grading scale, the higher on the scale the better condition the coin is in which makes it more valuable. This coin is also featured on our Top 20 Valuable Irish Coins Article which you may be interested in. 

Check out our Awesome Guide to Coin Grading In 3 Simple Steps article to learn more about coin grading. If you want to understand how to accurately value your coins to ensure you are getting the price when selling or buying coins it can help. Let us know if we missed anything and we will update the article.

Year & VersionMintageAG3G4VG8F12VF20XF40AU50MS60MS63Proof
19281,500,000---$0.50$1.00$3.50-$10.00$25.00-
1928 Proof6,001----------
1933320,000---$3.00$5.00$35.00-$175.00$275.00-
1933 Proof; Rare----------
1934800,000---$1.00$2.00$12.50-$45.00$75.00-
1934 Proof; Rare----------
1935240,000---$3.00$5.00$20.00-$100.00$150.00-
1935 Proof; Rare----------
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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The 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.