Ireland Coins - Pre Euro

Discussion in 'World Coins' started by TexAg, Apr 1, 2020.

  1. TexAg

    TexAg Well-Known Member

    My Local Dealer / Coin Club Member had the wife and I over to his house to look at coins and jewelry a month ago. I picked up a variety of US coins and she bought a few silver trinkets.

    But my favorite buy was this collection of pre-Euro Republic of Ireland coins. It has a plastic sleeve to cover the card. The coins are overall very nice, with a few showing some bad toning. Still, a good collection of Irish coins. He knows of my love for Ireland (I’m 4th generation Irish-American), so he saved this for me and charged $1! :smuggrin:

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  3. Cachecoins

    Cachecoins Historia Moneta

    I love this set of coins.
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    Cachecoins Historia Moneta

    Double post...sorry.
  5. Robidoux Pass

    Robidoux Pass Well-Known Member

    Wow! Beautiful coins. A couple of decades ago I put together a small collection of Irish coins. Recently, I've been meaning to add to it.
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  6. Hiddendragon

    Hiddendragon World coin collector

    Good deal. If you're someone who likes to try to complete sets, Ireland is very doable. Coins range from 1928 to 2000 but were not produced in many years. There's one or two very rare coins but otherwise you can find most for $10 or less. I completed the set, except the couple ultra rare coins, a few years ago.
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  7. TexAg

    TexAg Well-Known Member

    Can you list the ultra rare coins you mentioned, I’m curious. :greedy:

    I have acquired some Irish coins since our trip there in 2018, and included them in my Foreign Album. My favorite is the 1966 10 Shilling (83.3% silver) commemorating the 50th anniversary of the 1916 Easter Uprising. ☘️

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  8. Deacon Ray

    Deacon Ray Smiles, everyone! Supporter

    Great assortment, @TexAg ! I like your Israeli coins also.

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  9. TexAg

    TexAg Well-Known Member

    Thanks! I see you are into ancient coins from Jerusalem. :D
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  10. Deacon Ray

    Deacon Ray Smiles, everyone! Supporter

    Yes—mostly ancient coins of Judaea and Antioch.
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  11. TheGame

    TheGame Well-Known Member

    1943 Florin and Half Crown (never released to circulation, very few survivors) and 1985 20p (test pieces for vending machines) are the ultra rares; 1985 1/2p (most of the mintage melted) and 1986 1/2p, 10p, and 50p (set only) are rather rare but not unobtainable.
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  12. Hiddendragon

    Hiddendragon World coin collector

    The very rare ones are the 1943 florin and half crown
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  13. TexAg

    TexAg Well-Known Member

    Thanks @TheGame & @Hiddendragon! Rats, I don’t have any of those. :eek:
  14. QuintupleSovereign

    QuintupleSovereign Well-Known Member

    Any ideas where I can get some farthings on the cheap? Ebay is way too pricey.
  15. Hiddendragon

    Hiddendragon World coin collector

    Farthings are hard to find. I got all mine on eBay except probably the two most common dates.
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