On this page, we will tell you all about the Irish Half Crown coin minted between the years 1939 -1943.
If this is not what you are looking for, you may be interested in the Half Crown 1928-1937.
A little background about the Irish Half Crown coin, The Irish Half Crown coin was part of the Pre Decimal coin series of Ireland. Designed by Percy Metcalfe. Produced between the years 1939 -1943 at the Royal Mint, Tower Hill Site, London mint. In total 3,534,001 of these coins were minted.
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Denomination: Half Crown
KM Code: KM# 16
Coin Series: Pre Decimal 1939-1969
Years Produced: 1939 – 1943
Known Mintage: 2,247,000
Distribution: Standard Circulation
Mint: Royal Mint Tower Hill
The design of the Irish Half Crown coin featured an Irish Hunter Horse. This was chosen given the large importance animals had on farming and rural life in Ireland at the time, the Irish Hunter Horse would have been commonly owned 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, Including the design for the Half Crown coin, which was used again on the Irish 20 Pence Coin.
Themes: Animals (Fauna), Harps, Horses, Mammals, Musical Instruments, Seals (Emblems)
Designer: Percy Metcalfe
Obverse Description: Irish harp
Reverse Description: Horse and value
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.
Thickness: 2.20 mm
Rim: Raised. Gladiform. Both sides
Half Crown Coin Values
Below the Irish Half Crown 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.
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|Year & Version||Mintage||AG3||G4||VG8||F12||VF20||XF40||AU50||MS60||MS63||Proof||1939||888,000||-||-||-||-||$14.00||$22.50||-||$70.00||-||-||1939 Proof||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||1940||752,000||-||-||-||-||$14.00||$20.00||-||$65.00||-||-||1940 Proof; Rare||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||1941||320,000||-||-||-||-||$17.00||$34.50||-||$85.00||-||-||1941 Proof; Rare||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||1942||286,000||-||-||-||-||$17.00||$32.30||-||$65.00||-||-||1943||1,000||-||-||-||-||$575.00||$1,550.00||-||$4,600.00||-||-|