Hibernia Halfpenny 1601

On this page, we will tell you all about the Hibernia Halfpenny 1601.

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A little background about the Halfpenny coin, The Hibernia Halfpenny 1601 coin was part of the Elizabeth I 1558-1603 coin series of Ireland-Hibernia. Produced in the year 1601. Unfortunately, it is unknown exactly how many were produced.

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Identifying Features

The standard globally for identifying coins is the KM Code. This Hibernia Halfpenny 1601 coin is referred to by the KM code KM# 5.1. The KM code is a unique reference number assigned to each coin.

Below are some other Identifying features, like which Mint the Halfpenny coin was made at as well as some other factors.

Country: Ireland-Hibernia
Denomination: 1/2 Penny
KM Code: KM# 5.1
Coin Series: Elizabeth I 1558-1603
Years Produced: 1601

Design Features

The design of the Halfpenny coin featured a Shield of arms in the inner circle, titles of Elizabeth I on the Obverse of the coin and a Crowned harp divides date in the inner circle on the reverse of the coin. More details on the design of the Halfpenny coin can be found below.

Themes: Crowns And Coronets, Geometric Shapes, Harps, Seals (Emblems)
Obverse Description: Shield of arms in the inner circle, titles of Elizabeth I
Reverse Description: Crowned harp divides date in the inner circle


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.

Shape: Circular


Hibernia Halfpenny 1601 Coin Values

Below the Halfpenny 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

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 and The Irish Central Bank.

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