Ireland 1954 shilling

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
Ireland 1954 shilling rev DSLR.jpg

The first Irish shillings, issued 1928-37, featured the obverse legend "SAORSTAT EIREANN"; the second type, issued 1939-42, merely stated "EIRE." The subsequent and final type (shown here), issued 1951-68, was copper-nickel. This date is common tho the proofs are rare.

Recorded mintage: 3,000,000 plus proofs.

Specification: 5.65 g, 23.6 mm diameter, copper-nickel.

Catalog reference: KM 14a.

Source:

  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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