On this page, we will tell you all about the Irish Half Penny minted between the years 1928-1937.
If this is not what you are looking for, you may be interested in the Halfpenny 1939-1967
A little background about the Irish Half Penny Coin, The Irish Half Penny was part of the Irish Free State 1928-1937 coin series of Ireland. Designed by Percy Metcalfe. Produced between the years 1928-1937 at the Royal Mint, Tower Hill Site, London mint. In total 5,526,001 of these coins were minted.
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Denomination: Irish Half Penny
KM Code: KM# 2
Coin Series: Irish Free State 1928-1937
Years Produced: 1928 – 1937
Known Mintage: 5,526,001
Distribution: Standard Circulation
Mint: Royal Mint Tower Hill
The design of the Irish Half Penny coin featured a Sow and Piglets. This was chosen given the large importance Animals had on farming and rural life in Ireland at the time.
Another coin that featured this designed was the Halfpenny 1939-1967. This design was one of four coin designs that were not used in the Decimal Coin series, the others were the Penny, Threepence and Sixpence. This design was adapted from the original designs by Publio Morbiducci which were chosen for the coinage of the Irish free state in 1927.
Themes: Harps, Mammals, Musical Instruments, Seals (Emblems)
Designer: Percy Metcalfe
Obverse Description: Irish harp divides date
Reverse Description: Sow with piglets below 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: 1.60 mm
Rim: Raised. Gladiform. Both sides
Irish Half Penny Values
Below the Irish Half Penny 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||1928||2,880,000||-||-||-||$0.80||$2.00||$5.00||-||$15.00||$35.00||-||1928 Proof||6,001||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||1933||720,000||-||-||-||$5.00||$9.00||$35.00||-||$150.00||$275.00||-||1933 Proof; Rare||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||1935||960,000||-||-||-||$2.00||$6.00||$20.00||-||$100.00||$200.00||-||1935 Proof; Rare||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||1937||960,000||-||-||-||$1.00||$3.00||$9.00||-||$20.00||$35.00||-||1937 Proof; Rare||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|