Irish Coins Worth Money

Irish Coins Worth Money

Do you have Irish coins worth money or you believe may be valuable? This is without question the number one query anyone who collects or finds old Irish Coins. Throughout this article, we will hopefully be able to clarify this for you.

Irish Coins worth money can go back as far as Celtic times so the first question we must address is how far back do we go? So, for this article we have decided to include all circulated Irish coinage of the modern era before the introduction of the Euro currency, this period spanned from 1928 to 2000. If you believe you have Irish coins worth money that have an earlier date you can contact us here and we will point you in the best direction to find the answers you need, or alternatively you can explore our site and you might come across the information you need on your own.

Irish coinage for this period is divided into two unique sets or series. Firstly, there was the Irish Pre Decimal Coins which were circulated from 1928 to 1969 and secondly the Pre Euro Irish currency which is referred to as Irish Decimal Coins which was circulated from 1970 to 2002 prior to the introduction to the Euro.

The two main factors that determine a coins value are its condition and its scarcity. Coins are graded on a scale from worst to best essentially. The below tables go from AG (about good) to MS (uncirculated). You can learn more about coin grading and how to grade your coins here. Secondly scarcity refers to how many of the coins were minted are/or are available today. This is shown by the “mintage” figure on the tables below.

There are many Irish coins’ worth money within this modern era of Irish Coinage so below we delve into each of the coin series starting with the Irish Pre Decimal Coins and giving you the best examples of Irish coins worth money for each denomination in each series. If you know what coin series you are looking for you can skip direct to that series below by clicking its link below.





 

Irish Pre Decimal Coins

Irish Farthing

Farthing Irish Free State

Our first look at Irish coins worth money brings us to the lowest denomination coin in the Irish Pre Decimal Series, the Farthing or 1/4d. Below are the five most valuable circulated Irish Farthing years, it is worth mentioning that there are Proof coins of the Irish Farthing with values as high as $815. You can read more about the Pre Decimal Irish Farthing here, on this page the value of all years is given.

 

Date Denomination Mintage AG3 G4 VG8 F12 VF20 XF40 AU50 MS60 MS63 Proof
1932 Farthing 192,000 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $10.00 $18.00 $0.00 $45.00 $0.00 $0.00
1936 Farthing 192,000 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $8.00 $16.50 $0.00 $37.50 $0.00 $0.00
1931 Farthing 192,000 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $8.00 $15.00 $0.00 $35.00 $0.00 $0.00
1935 Farthing 192,000 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $8.00 $15.00 $0.00 $35.00 $0.00 $0.00
1940 Farthing 192,000 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $4.00 $8.00 $0.00 $20.00 $0.00 $0.00

 

Irish Half Penny

Half Penny Ireland Front and Back

The next denomination of coin in the Irish Pre Decimal series we will look at is the Irish Half Penny which is symbolised as 1/2d. We set the cut off point for this coin at $20, eight Irish Half Penny coins are above this threshold. It is worth mentioning that there are Proof coins of the Irish Half Penny with values as high as $1,000. You can read more about the Pre Decimal Irish Half Penny here, on this page the value of all years is given.

 

Date Denomination Mintage AG3 G4 VG8 F12 VF20 XF40 AU50 MS60 MS63 Proof
1933 1/2 Penny 720,000 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $15.00 $80.00 $0.00 $465.00 $0.00 $0.00
1935 1/2 Penny 960,000 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $6.00 $50.00 $0.00 $285.00 $0.00 $0.00
1939 1/2 Penny 240,000 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $17.50 $60.00 $0.00 $220.00 $0.00 $0.00
1940 1/2 Penny 1,680,000 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $4.50 $40.00 $0.00 $175.00 $0.00 $0.00
1946 1/2 Penny 720,000 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $2.50 $15.00 $0.00 $60.00 $0.00 $0.00
1937 1/2 Penny 960,000 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $3.00 $15.00 $0.00 $37.50 $0.00 $0.00
1943 1/2 Penny 2,669,000 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.50 $3.00 $0.00 $22.00 $37.50 $0.00
1941 1/2 Penny 2,400,000 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.50 $2.50 $0.00 $22.50 $0.00 $0.00





 

Irish Penny

Irish Penny Pre Decimal Group Free State

The third denomination we will look at in our investigation of Irish Coins worth money is the Irish Penny. The Irish penny was the third smallest denomination and was denoted as 1d. Once again we set the cut off point for this coin at $20, a total of nine Pre Decimal Pennys are above that point which can be seen below. You can read more about the Pre Decimal Irish Penny here, on this page the value of all years is given.

 

Date Denomination Mintage AG3 G4 VG8 F12 VF20 XF40 AU50 MS60 MS63 Proof
1940 Penny 312,000 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $10.00 $65.00 $0.00 $600.00 $0.00 $0.00
1933 Penny 1,680,000 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $2.50 $20.00 $0.00 $125.00 $0.00 $0.00
1937 Penny 5,400,000 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $1.00 $15.00 $0.00 $70.00 $0.00 $0.00
1931 Penny 2,400,000 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $2.00 $12.00 $0.00 $50.00 $0.00 $0.00
1941 Penny 4,680,000 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.50 $8.00 $0.00 $50.00 $0.00 $0.00
1943 Penny 3,360,000 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $1.50 $7.50 $0.00 $45.00 $0.00 $0.00
1946 Penny 4,800,000 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.50 $3.00 $0.00 $22.00 $35.00 $0.00
1935 Penny 5,472,000 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $1.00 $8.00 $0.00 $32.00 $0.00 $0.00
1928 Penny 9,000,000 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $1.00 $4.00 $0.00 $20.00 $0.00 $0.00

 

Irish Three pence

Irish Three Pence Pre Decimal

The fourth denomination of Irish Pre Decimal Coinage we will be looking in our investigation of Irish coins worth money is the Irish Three Pence. The Irish Three pence was denoted as 3d. The below table shows the top eleven most valuable Irish Three Pence coins. The cut off point we set for this coin was $20. You can read more about the Pre Decimal Irish Three Pence here, on this page the value of all years is given.

 

Date Denomination Mintage AG3 G4 VG8 F12 VF20 XF40 AU50 MS60 MS63 Proof
1939 3 Pence 64,000 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $20.00 $70.00 $0.00 $525.00 $0.00 $0.00
1933 3 Pence 320,000 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $10.00 $75.00 $0.00 $350.00 $0.00 $0.00
1935 3 Pence 240,000 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $8.00 $35.00 $0.00 $225.00 $0.00 $0.00
1948 3 Pence 1,600,000 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $2.00 $35.00 $0.00 $125.00 $0.00 $0.00
1943 3 Pence 1,360,000 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $2.00 $15.00 $0.00 $80.00 $0.00 $0.00
1934 3 Pence 800,000 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $2.00 $12.50 $0.00 $70.00 $0.00 $0.00
1940 3 Pence 720,000 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $3.00 $12.50 $0.00 $50.00 $0.00 $0.00
1946 3 Pence 800,000 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $2.00 $10.00 $0.00 $45.00 $0.00 $0.00
1942 3 Pence 4,000,000 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.75 $6.00 $0.00 $30.00 $0.00 $0.00
1949 3 Pence 1,200,000 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.50 $3.00 $0.00 $25.00 $0.00 $0.00
1950 3 Pence 1,600,000 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.50 $3.00 $0.00 $20.00 $0.00 $0.00





 

 

Irish Six pence

Irish Six Pence Pre Decimal Group

For the Irish Six Pence we raised the threshold figure to $60, as more than half of all Irish Six Pence coins had a maximum value above $20. You can read more about the Pre Decimal Irish Six Pence here, on this page the value of all years is given.

 

Date Denomination Mintage AG3 G4 VG8 F12 VF20 XF40 AU50 MS60 MS63 Proof
1946 6 Pence 720,000 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $10.00 $75.00 $0.00 $350.00 $0.00 $0.00
1935 6 Pence 520,000 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $3.00 $30.00 $0.00 $325.00 $0.00 $0.00
1945 6 Pence 400,000 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $8.00 $50.00 $0.00 $170.00 $0.00 $0.00
1934 6 Pence 600,000 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $2.00 $18.00 $0.00 $120.00 $0.00 $0.00
1947 6 Pence 800,000 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $12.00 $30.00 $0.00 $70.00 $0.00 $0.00
1949 6 Pence 600,000 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $3.50 $15.00 $0.00 $65.00 $0.00 $0.00
1958 6 Pence 600,000 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $2.50 $6.00 $0.00 $65.00 $0.00 $0.00
1950 6 Pence 800,000 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $3.00 $12.00 $0.00 $60.00 $0.00 $0.00
1962 6 Pence 4,000,000 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.75 $4.00 $60.00 $0.00 $0.00

 

Irish Shilling

Irish Shilling Pre Decimal

When it comes to Irish coins worth money we are starting to get into the business end when you get to the Irish Shilling coin and above. Below we give the top eight Irish Shilling coins, for this analysis we kept the threshold at $60. You can read more about the Pre Decimal Irish Shilling here, on this page the value of all years is given.

 

Date Denomination Mintage AG3 G4 VG8 F12 VF20 XF40 AU50 MS60 MS63 Proof
1937 Shilling 100,000 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $75.00 $575.00 $0.00 $2,300.00 $0.00 $0.00
1930 Shilling 460,000 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $30.00 $115.00 $0.00 $525.00 $0.00 $0.00
1933 Shilling 300,000 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $22.50 $115.00 $0.00 $375.00 $0.00 $0.00
1931 Shilling 400,000 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $20.00 $105.00 $0.00 $325.00 $0.00 $0.00
1935 Shilling 400,000 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $9.00 $30.00 $0.00 $100.00 $0.00 $0.00
1942 Shilling 286,000 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $12.00 $20.00 $0.00 $50.00 $70.00 $0.00
1941 Shilling 300,000 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $14.00 $25.00 $0.00 $65.00 $0.00 $0.00
1940 Shilling 580,000 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $8.00 $20.00 $0.00 $60.00 $0.00 $0.00

 

Irish Florin

Irish Florin Pre Decimal

The third largest coin denomination in the Irish Pre Decimal series was the Two Shilling coin which was also know as the Irish Florin. Below we give details on the top nine most valuable Irish Florin coins. The threshold for the Irish Florin coin was raised to $70. You can read more about the Pre Decimal Irish Florin here, on this page the value of all years is given.

 

Date Denomination Mintage AG3 G4 VG8 F12 VF20 XF40 AU50 MS60 MS63 Proof
1943 Florin 00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $2,300.00 $4,600.00 $0.00 $9,200.00 $0.00 $0.00
1934 Florin 150,000 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $70.00 $290.00 $0.00 $875.00 $0.00 $0.00
1937 Florin 150,000 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $40.25 $240.00 $0.00 $875.00 $0.00 $0.00
1933 Florin 300,000 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $31.75 $225.00 $0.00 $650.00 $0.00 $0.00
1931 Florin 200,000 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $40.25 $200.00 $0.00 $575.00 $0.00 $0.00
1930 Florin 330,000 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $30.00 $155.00 $0.00 $450.00 $0.00 $0.00
1935 Florin 390,000 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $22.50 $75.00 $0.00 $215.00 $0.00 $0.00
1941 Florin 400,000 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $14.00 $30.00 $0.00 $75.00 $0.00 $0.00
1942 Florin 109,000 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $17.00 $34.50 $0.00 $70.00 $0.00 $0.00





 

Irish half crown

Irish Half Crown Pre Decimal

The Irish half crown appears over and over again when you look into Irish coins worth money. The Irish Half Crown is technically the second largest denomination coin but in reality it was the largest circulating denomination. Again we kept the threshold for this coin at $70 but as you can see below the coins up at the top have significantly higher values, the threshold of $70 left us with a top eight, the values of which can be found below. You can read more about the Pre Decimal Irish Half Crown here, on this page the value of all years is given.

 

Date Denomination Mintage AG3 G4 VG8 F12 VF20 XF40 AU50 MS60 MS63 Proof
1943 1/2 Crown 1,000 est. $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $575.00 $1,550.00 $0.00 $4,600.00 $0.00 $0.00
1937 1/2 Crown 40,000 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $175.00 $875.00 $0.00 $2,000.00 $0.00 $0.00
1931 1/2 Crown 160,000 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $34.50 $290.00 $0.00 $750.00 $0.00 $0.00
1930 1/2 Crown 352,000 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $22.50 $145.00 $0.00 $450.00 $0.00 $0.00
1933 1/2 Crown 336,000 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $22.50 $145.00 $0.00 $450.00 $0.00 $0.00
1934 1/2 Crown 480,000 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $17.00 $46.00 $0.00 $260.00 $0.00 $0.00
1941 1/2 Crown 320,000 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $17.00 $34.50 $0.00 $85.00 $0.00 $0.00
1939 1/2 Crown 888,000 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $14.00 $22.50 $0.00 $70.00 $0.00 $0.00

 

1966 Padraig Pearse Coin

1966 Padraig Pearse Coin

Lastly in the Irish Pre Decimal Coins series we come to the 1966 Padraig Pearse Coin. This coin is unique from other coins in the series in that it was only minted and circulated in one year – 1966. With this in mind we have simply given the coins value below. You can learn more about the Pre Decimal 1966 Padraig Pearse Coin here.

 

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




 

Irish Decimal Coins

Irish 1/2p Coin

Irish Decimal Half Penny Group

We begin our look into the Irish Decimal Series of coins with the Irish Half Penny. Only one Half Penny coin can be considered valuable and that’s the 1985 coin, full value table can be found below. You can read more about the Decimal Irish 1/2p here on this page the value of all years is given.

 

Date Denomination Mintage AG3 G4 VG8 F12 VF20 XF40 AU50 MS60 MS63 Proof
1985 1/2 Penny 2,784,000 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $2,000.00 $2,000.00 $0.00

 

Irish 1p

Irish Penny Coin

Next up we look at the Irish Penny 1p. Unfortunately none of the years are considered valuable with the most valuable years having a maximum value of around $1. You can read more about the Decimal Irish 1p here, on this page the value of all years is given.

 

Irish 2p

Irish 2p

Similar to the 1p coin none of the Irish 2p coins could be considered valuable either again with the most valuable of these coming in around $1. You can read more about the Decimal Irish 2p here, on this page the value of all years is given.

 

Irish five pence

Irish Five Pence 1971

The five pence coin would not fall under the category of Irish coins worth money either, the most you could expect to earn from a five pence coin is around $1. You can read more about the Decimal Irish 10p here, on this page the value of all years is given.

 

Irish 10p

Irish Ten Pence

The next coin in the Irish Decimal Coin series we are going to take a look at is the Irish 10p. The Irish 10p was the fifth smallest denomination and there is really only one year that has an discernible value, the table below lays out what you can expect. You can read more about the Decimal Irish 10p here, on this page the value of all years is given.

 

Date Denomination Mintage AG3 G4 VG8 F12 VF20 XF40 AU50 MS60 MS63 Proof
1986 10 Pence 4,250 est. $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $2.00 $5.00 $0.00 $16.50 $0.00 $0.00 $16.50





 

Irish 20p

Irish Twenty Pence

The third largest denomination of Irish Decimal coinage was the twenty pence coin or 20p. This denomination is interesting and is easily the most common Irish coin we are asked about and when it comes to Irish coins worth money this one is certainly near the top of the pile. This is mainly due to the fact that the 1985 Irish 20p coin is worth around $8,000 in mint condition! However ever other year is only worth a few dollars each in perfect condition. This vast discrepancy is value is due to the fact that in 1985 a special 1985 Irish 20p was minted in very small quantities and given to Vending machine companies and operators prior to the coins official release so that the vending machines could be properly calibrated. An unknown quantity of 1985 Irish 20p coins were handed out and it’s unknown how many are still waiting to be found. You can read more about the Decimal Irish 20p here, on this page the value of all years is given.

 

Date Denomination Mintage AG3 G4 VG8 F12 VF20 XF40 AU50 MS60 MS63 Proof
1985 20 Pence 10 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $8,000.00 $0.00 $0.00 $16.50

 

Irish 50p

Irish 50p

The second largest denomination and the penultimate coin in our investigation into Irish coins worth money is the Irish 50p. Whilst not a particularly valuable coin we have given the top five valuable years below. You can read more about the Decimal Irish 50p here, on this page the value of all years is given.

 

Date Denomination Mintage AG3 G4 VG8 F12 VF20 XF40 AU50 MS60 MS63 Proof
1986 50 Pence 3,250 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $3.00 $6.00 $0.00 $18.50 $0.00 $0.00 $18.50
1974 50 Pence 1,000,000 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $1.00 $2.00 $0.00 $7.00 $9.00 $0.00 $9.00
1971 50 Pence 600,000 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $1.00 $2.00 $0.00 $6.00 $8.00 $0.00 $8.00
1970 50 Pence 9,000,000 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $1.50 $0.00 $4.00 $5.00 $0.00 $5.00
1975 50 Pence 2,000,000 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $1.50 $0.00 $4.00 $5.00 $0.00 $5.00





 

Irish pound coin

Irish Decimal 1 Punt Coin Front and Back

Last but by no means least is the Irish pound coin. Every year of Irish pound has a similar value so we have included all years and their values below. You can read more about the Decimal Irish pound coin here, on this page the value of all years is given.

 

Date Denom Mintage AG3 G4 VG8 F12 VF20 XF40 AU50 MS60 MS63 Proof
1990 Punt, Pound 62,292,000 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $3.00 $5.50 $0.00 $7.00 $8.00 $0.00
1990 Proof Punt, Pound 42,000 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $3.00 $5.50 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $27.50
1994 Punt, Pound 14,925,000 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $3.00 $5.50 $0.00 $7.50 $9.00 $0.00
1995 Punt, Pound 10,215,000 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $3.00 $5.50 $0.00 $7.50 $9.00 $0.00
1996 Punt, Pound 9,230,000 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $3.00 $5.50 $0.00 $7.50 $9.00 $0.00
1998 Punt, Pound 22,955,000 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $3.00 $5.50 $0.00 $7.50 $9.00 $0.00
1999 Punt, Pound 10,000,000 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $3.00 $5.50 $0.00 $7.50 $9.00 $0.00
2000 Punt, Pound 31,913,000 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $3.00 $5.50 $0.00 $7.50 $9.00 $0.00
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Irish Coins Worth Money
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