On this page, we will tell you all about the first Decimal Irish Penny. Minted between the years 1971-1988.
A little background about the Penny Coin, The Penny was part of the Decimal 1969-2001 coin series of Ireland. Designed by Gabriel Hayes. Produced between the years 1971 -1988 at the Currency Centre Dublin mint. In total 459,731,750 of these coins were minted.
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KM Code: KM# 20
Coin Series: Decimal 1969-2001
Years Produced: 1971 – 1988
Known Mintage: 459,731,750
Distribution: Standard Circulation
Mint: Currency Centre Dublin
Themes: Animals (Fauna),Birds,Musical Instruments,Seals (Emblems),Stylized Animals
Designer: Gabriel Hayes
Obverse Description: Irish harp
Reverse Description: Stylized bird and value
Thickness: 1.52 mm
Rim: Raised. Not decorated. Both sides
|Year & Version||Mintage||AG3||G4||VG8||F12||VF20||XF40||AU50||MS60||MS63||Proof||1971||100,500,000||-||-||-||-||-||$0.10||-||$0.30||$0.40||-||1971 Proof||50,000||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||1974||10,000,000||-||-||-||-||-||$0.10||-||$0.40||$0.50||-||1975||10,000,000||-||-||-||-||-||$0.10||-||$0.40||$0.50||-||1976||38,164,000||-||-||-||-||-||$0.10||-||$0.30||$0.40||-||1978||25,746,000||-||-||-||-||-||$0.10||-||$0.30||$0.40||-||1979||21,766,000||-||-||-||-||-||$0.10||-||$0.30||$0.40||-||1980||86,712,000||-||-||-||-||-||$0.10||-||$0.30||$0.40||-||1982||54,189,000||-||-||-||-||-||$0.10||-||$0.30||$0.40||-||1985||19,242,000||-||-||-||-||-||$0.10||-||$0.30||$0.40||-||1986||36,584,000||-||-||-||-||-||$0.10||-||$0.30||$0.40||-||1986 Proof||6,750||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||1988||56,772,000||-||-||-||-||-||$0.10||-||$0.30||$0.40||-|
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