Ireland Bound

Discussion in 'World Coins' started by Sting 60, Jun 22, 2024.

  1. Sting 60

    Sting 60 Well-Known Member

    Greetings, I have never posted on world coins before; I collect US coinage. I will be in Ireland later this year, and my heritage is mostly Irish. I wanted to pick up a nice coin while I am there and thought I'd ask if anyone has a suggestion of what would be a nice token from my trip. Looking to spend about $300 for one or two nice Irish coins. Any suggestions would be great. Regards, Mike.
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  3. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 U.S Casual Collector / Error Collector

    'Top of the evening to you! I'm also Irish and my mother has been there. No real coins just gift shop stuff. Stay away from the gift shops. wink.png
    I personally like the old coins from there with the harp on the reverse.
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  4. lardan

    lardan Supporter! Supporter

    One of my wife's sister and her husband just got back from Ireland and Scotland. They stated and the pictures they had also showed a great time. Enjoy your trip.
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  5. alurid

    alurid Well-Known Member

    You can look on Numista to find and familiarize yourself with some of the coinage. There is some nice conder tokens and Hibernia coins to be collected. Here are a few I have.
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  6. Sting 60

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  7. Sting 60

    Sting 60 Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I'm going with my sister and brother-in-law, they have been there once before. It might be good to get away from the hot weather we are getting. Not going to be working on my tan. Let the Guinness flow. ;)
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  8. Inspector43

    Inspector43 Celebrating 75 Years Active Collecting Supporter

    Have a safe trip. Here is a pic of our family home place in Ireland. My grandmother was born in this house. Our family has lived there for over 600 years. Yes, we still have family in that house.
  9. lardan

    lardan Supporter! Supporter

    That is definitely impressive.
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  10. Sting 60

    Sting 60 Well-Known Member

    Nice looking place, interesting architecture. I will stop by if I happen to see it during my travels. We are going off the beaten path for a few days after our tour. Thanks for the kind words.
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  11. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    Well, that's likely -- but on the rare occasions when they DO get hot weather, almost nobody has A/C. Here's hoping that you don't happen to cross one of the hot spells.
  12. green18

    green18 Unknown member Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    Hope you don't fry the whole village by turning on the A/C. Enjoy your trip to the emerald isle my friend. I hear that it's one of the rare places that do enjoy American visitation. My wife's family hails from there. Good sorts all........
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  13. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 U.S Casual Collector / Error Collector

    Visit all the sites that you can. Truly amazing scenery. Not sure about the food there but give it a try. Buy lots of coins also. thumb.gif
  14. CoinCorgi

    CoinCorgi Tell your dog I said hi!

    I've been several times, but I never looked for coins. If I go again I'll probably search out a type set of pre-decimal coins (if I recall correctly, 1928-1969). Numista is a good resource.

    Also try perusing this site...

    Currently it's just a bunch of euro coins which I find boring.

    Decimal coinage also bores me, but not quite as much as euros.

    Also, daily multiply imbibings of the vitamin G will stave off all travel illnesses. And will restore the soul.

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  15. PlanoSteve

    PlanoSteve Well-Known Member

    Don't forget the other Harp - it's great in a Black & Tan. :singing:
  16. eddiespin

    eddiespin Fast Eddie

    That doesn't look like a 600-year-old house. Lol.
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  17. Sting 60

    Sting 60 Well-Known Member

    Classic hat, I'm gonna look for that one.
  18. Sting 60

    Sting 60 Well-Known Member

    Oh, for sure, that will be on my menu. Cheers.
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  19. Sting 60

    Sting 60 Well-Known Member

    Thanks all for the kind words and suggestions. Regards, Sting.
  20. Inspector43

    Inspector43 Celebrating 75 Years Active Collecting Supporter

    It's been upgraded many times I am sure. The original house didn't have a TV antenna. I will see if I can find any photos that shows the older part.
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  21. Inspector43

    Inspector43 Celebrating 75 Years Active Collecting Supporter

    @eddiespin Here are a couple of photos that show more of the property and some of the older structures. All I have to attest to my claim is what my grandmother told me. She was born there in the 1880's and told me the family had lived there for 500 years at that time. My brother and his wife visited our family at this place. Our family is comfortable with these facts.
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