1966 Padraig Pearse Coin

1966 Padraig Pearse Coin

The 1966 Padraig Pearse Coin was part of the Pre Decimal series of Ireland. The coin was minted by the Royal Mint, Tower Hill Site, London, Great Britain (1809-1967) in the year 1966. The coin itself was made of 833/1000 Silver and had a lettered plain edge. This circular coin had a raised gladiform rim. It weighed 18.14 grams, and had a diameter of 30.5mm. The known mintage of the 1966 Padraig Pearse Coin coin is 2,020,000

The Front

1966 Padraig Pearse Coin

The 1966 Padraig Pearse Coin was minted to commemorate the fifty years anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising which later resulted in Ireland gaining its independence from Great Britain. The front of the coin featured a famous figure from Irish mythology, the figure is of Legendary Irish figure Cú Chulainn being propped up after his death with a crow on his shoulder. This symbol was significant in Irish Mythology as Cú Chulainn was considered the protector of Ulster and indeed all of Ireland in later tellings of the mythology. The Value of the coin is featured on the left.

The Back

1966 Padraig Pearse Coin

The back of the 1966 Padraig Pearse Coin featured a bust of Padraig Pearse facing right. The legend featured the state name Éire. The edge of the coin features the words Éirí Amach na Cásca 1916 which translates as The Easter Rising 1916. The coin had a thickness of 3.21mm and was designed by Thomas Humphrey Paget.

It is worht mentioning that the coin was increbibly unpopular and due to this high numbers of the coin were returned for melting. An unknown number are still in existance but those that do remain now have a greater value due to its initial unpopularity with the general public.

Coin Values



Date Denom Mintage AG3 G4 VG8 F12 VF20 XF40 AU50 MS60 MS63 Proof
1966 10 Shilling 2,000,000 est. $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $30.00 $0.00 $42.50 $46.00 $0.00
1966 Proof 10 Shilling 20,000 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $50.00

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