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Shilling 1939-1942

Shilling 1939-1942

The Shilling was part of the Pre Decimal 1939-1969 coin series of Ireland. Designed by Percy Metcalfe. Produced between the years 1939 -1942 at the Royal Mint Tower Hill mint. In total 2,306,000 of these coins were minted.

Identifying Features

Denomination: Shilling
KM Code: KM# 14
Coin Series: Pre Decimal 1939-1969
Years Produced: 1939 – 1942
Known Mintage: 2,306,000
Distribution: Standard Circulation
Mint: Royal Mint Tower Hill
Composition: Silver 750/1000

Design Features

Themes: Cattle, Harps, Mammals, Musical Instruments, Seals (Emblems)
Designer: Percy Metcalfe
Obverse Description: Irish harp
Reverse Description: Bull and value

Mechanical Features

Weight: 5.6552g
Diameter: 23.6mm
Thickness: 1.70 mm
Rim: Raised. Gladiform. Both sides
Shape: Circular

Value Table

Year & VersionMintageAG3G4VG8F12VF20XF40AU50MS60MS63Proof
19391,140,000----$7.00$17.00-$50.00--
1939 Proof----------
1940580,000----$8.00$20.00-$60.00--
1940 Proof; Rare----------
1941300,000----$14.00$25.00-$65.00--
1941 Proof; Rare----------
1942286,000----$12.00$20.00-$50.00$70.00-
1942 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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