Ireland 1934 florin

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from the Stack's Bowers 2018 NYINC sale, lot 24151
Ireland SB118-24151r.jpg

This specimen was lot 24151 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2018), where it sold for $228. The catalog description[1] noted, "IRELAND. Florin, 1934. PCGS AU-58 Secure Holder. Good strike with soft satin luster. From the Brighton Collection." This type is listed for 1928-37, after which the country name was changed to simply "Eire." This date is rare is quite scarce but obtains little premium over 1933 or 1937. Irish coinage was designed to circulate alongside British coinage which was .500 fine silver in the thirties.

Recorded mintage: 150,000 plus a few proofs.

Specification: 11.31 g, .750 fine silver, 28.5 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: S.6626; KM-7.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • Skingley, Philip, ed., Standard Catalogue of British Coins: Coins of Scotland, Ireland and the Islands (Jersey, Guernsey, Man & Lundy), Pre-Decimal Issues, 2nd edition, London: Spink & Son, 2003.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio, John Kraljevich and Cris Chatigny, The January 2018 NYINC Sale: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, featuring the Eldorado Collection of Colombian and Ecuadorian Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2017.

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