Florin Coin 1951-1969

Florin Coin 1951-1969

On this page, we will tell you all about the Irish Florin coin minted between the years 1951-1969.

If this is not what you are looking for, you may be interested in the Florin 1939-1943.

A little background about the Irish Florin coin, The Irish Florin coin was part of the Pre Decimal coin series of Ireland. Designed by Percy Metcalfe. Produced between the years 1951-1969 at the Royal Mint, Tower Hill Site, London mint. In total 23,025,000 of these coins were minted.

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Identifying Features

The standard globally for identifying coins is the KM Code. This Irish Florin coin is by referred to by the KM code KM# 15a. The KM code is a unique reference number assigned to each coin.
Below are some other Identifying features, like which Mint the Irish Florin coin was made at as well as some other factors.

Denomination: Florin
KM Code: KM# 15a
Coin Series: Pre Decimal 1939-1969
Years Produced: 1951 – 1969
Known Mintage: 23,025,000
Distribution: Standard Circulation
Mint: Royal Mint Tower Hill


Design Features

The design of the Irish Florin coin featured a Salmon. This was chosen given the large importance fishing had on life in Ireland at the time, the Salmon would have been widely fished during this time 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, Including the design for the Irish Florin coin, which was used again on the Irish 10 Pence coin.

Themes: Fishes, Harps, Mammals, Musical Instruments, Symbols
Obverse Description: Irish harp
Reverse Description: Salmon


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: 11.3100g
Diameter: 28.5mm
Thickness: 2.28 mm
Rim: Raised. Gladiform. Both sides
Shape: Circular
Edge: Reeded


Irish Florin Coin Values

Below the Irish Florin 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.

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Year & VersionMintageAG3G4VG8F12VF20XF40AU50MS60MS63Proof
1951 Proof----------
1954 Proof----------
1955 Proof----------
1959 Proof; Rare----------
1961 Proof; Rare----------
1962 Proof; Rare----------
1963 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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