On this page, we will tell you all about the Irish Shilling coin minted between the years 1951-1968.
If this is not what you are looking for, you may be interested in the Shilling Coin 1928-1937.
A little background about the Irish Shilling Coin, The Shilling coin was part of the Pre Decimal 1939-1969 coin series of Ireland. Designed by Percy Metcalfe. Produced between the years 1951-1968 at the Royal Mint, Tower Hill Site, London mint. In total 27,000,000 of these coins were minted.
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Denomination: Irish Shilling
KM Code: KM# 14a
Coin Series: Pre Decimal 1939-1969
Years Produced: 1951 – 1968
Known Mintage: 27,000,000
Distribution: Standard Circulation
Mint: Royal Mint Tower Hill
The design of the Irish Shilling coin featured a Bull. This was chosen given the large importance animals had on farming and rural life in Ireland at the time and still, to some aspect do. Historically the number of cattle you owned in Ireland was also an indication of wealth.
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 Shilling coin.
Themes: Bulls and Cows, Cattle, Harps, Mammals, Musical Instruments, Seals (Emblems)
Obverse Description: Irish harp
Reverse Description: Bull
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: 2.00 mm
Rim: Raised. Gladiform. Both sides
Irish Shilling Coin Values
Below the Irish Shilling 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 & Version||Mintage||AG3||G4||VG8||F12||VF20||XF40||AU50||MS60||MS63||Proof||1951||2,000,000||-||-||-||-||$0.20||$1.00||-||$5.00||$10.00||-||1951 Proof||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||1954||3,000,000||-||-||-||-||$0.20||$1.00||-||$5.00||$10.00||-||1954 Proof; Rare||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||1955||1,000,000||-||-||-||-||$0.20||$1.00||-||$5.00||$10.00||-||1955 Proof; Rare||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||1959||2,000,000||-||-||-||-||$0.20||$1.00||-||$10.00||$20.00||-||1959 Proof; Rare||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||1962||4,000,000||-||-||-||-||$0.20||$1.00||-||$3.00||$7.50||-||1962 Proof; Rare||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||1963||4,000,000||-||-||-||-||$0.20||$1.00||-||$3.00||$5.00||-||1963 Proof; Rare||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||1964||4,000,000||-||-||-||-||$0.20||$1.00||-||$3.00||$5.00||-||1966||3,000,000||-||-||-||-||$0.20||$1.00||-||$3.00||$5.00||-||1968||4,000,000||-||-||-||-||$0.20||$1.00||-||$3.00||$5.00||-|