Irish Half Crown 1928-1967

Irish Half Crown

On this page will be discussing the Irish Half Crown which was part of the Pre Decimal series of Ireland, there are four variations of Irish Half Crown each variation is listed in the bullet points below, select a bullet point to jump to that section. Coin values can be found at the bottom of this page also.

 

Irish Half Crown 1928-1937

Irish Half Crown Pre Decimal

The Irish Half Crown 1928-1937 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) between the years 1928 and 1937. The coin itself was made of 750/1000 Silver and had a reeded grained edge. This circular coin had a raised gladiform rim. It weighed 14.138 grams, and had a diameter of 32.3mm. The known mintage of the Irish Half Crown 1928-1937 coin is 3,534,001

It is worth noting that some coins in this series have been valued at as much as $2000. All the values for the Irish Half Crown 1928-1937 coin can be found at the bottom of this page.

The Front

Irish Half Crown Pre Decimal

The front of the Irish Half Crown Coin features An Irish Hunter Horse (Irish Sport Horse) above the value 2ˢ6ᵈ (2 Shillings and 6 pence). The legend features the words “Leat” on the left which is the irish word for half. Whilst on the top of the coin the word “Coróin” can be found which is the Irish word for Crown. The front of this coin was designed by Percy Metcalfe.

The Back

Irish Half Crown Pre Decimal

The Back of the Irish Half Crown coin 1928-1937 featured a harp between the year, on the left 19 and whilst on the right it would show between 28 – 37. The legend on the back of the coin features the state name in Irish Saorstat (Free State) (right) éireɑnn (Éire, Ireland). The back of the coin was also designed by Percy Metcalfe. The coin was 2.2mm thick also.

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Irish Half Crown 1939-1943

The Irish Half Crown 1939-1943 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) between the years 1939 and 1943. The coin itself was made of 750/1000 Silver and had a reeded grained edge. This circular coin had a raised gladiform rim. It weighed 14.138 grams, and had a diameter of 32.3mm. The known mintage of the Irish Half Crown 1939-1943 coin is 2,247,000

It is worth noting that some coins in this series have been valued at as much as $4600. All the values for the Irish Half Crown 1939-1943 coin can be found at the bottom of this page.

The Front

Irish Half Crown Pre Decimal

The front of the Irish Half Crown Coin features An Irish Hunter Horse (Irish Sport Horse) above the value 2ˢ6ᵈ (2 Shillings and 6 pence). The legend features the words “Leat” on the left which is the irish word for half. Whilst on the top of the coin the word “Coróin” can be found which is the Irish word for Crown. The front of this coin was designed by Percy Metcalfe.

The Back

Irish Half Crown Pre Decimal

The Back of the Irish Half Crown coin 1939-1943 featured a harp. On the right hand side of the coin the year is show which is between 1939 and 1943. The legend on the back of the coin features the state name in Irish “Éire” (Ireland). The back of the coin was also designed by Percy Metcalfe. The coin was 2.2mm thick also.

Some 1938 Half-Crown were minted to test the new design when the irish coinage changed design following the change of state name. The only sample of 1938-Halfcrown is in the collection of The National Museum Of Ireland.

In 1943, the decision was made to remove the Silver from irish coinage. Almost all 1943-dated coins were returned to be remelted – a small number of coins were circulated and are extremely rare.

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Irish Half Crown 1951-1967

The Irish Half Crown 1951-1967 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) between the years 1951 and 1967. The coin itself was made of cupronickel and had a reeded grained edge. This circular coin had a raised gladiform rim. It weighed 14.16 grams, and had a diameter of 32.3mm. The known mintage of the Irish Half Crown 1951-1967 coin is 16,930,000

It is worth noting that some coins in this series have been valued at as much as $1000. All the values for the Irish Half Crown 1951-1967 coin can be found at the bottom of this page.

The Front

The front of the Irish Half Crown Coin features An Irish Hunter Horse (Irish Sport Horse) above the value 2ˢ6ᵈ (2 Shillings and 6 pence). The legend features the words “Leat” on the left which is the irish word for half. Whilst on the top of the coin the word “Coróin” can be found which is the Irish word for Crown. The front of this coin was designed by Percy Metcalfe.

The Back

The Back of the Irish Half Crown coin 1951-1967 featured a harp. On the right hand side of the coin the year is show which is between 1951 and 1967. The legend on the back of the coin features the state name in Irish “Éire” (Ireland). The back of the coin was also designed by Percy Metcalfe. The coin was 2.2mm thick also.

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Mule Half Crown

The Mule Half Crown 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) between the years 1951 and 1967. The coin itself was made of cupronickel and had a reeded grained edge. This circular coin had a raised gladiform rim. It weighed 14.16 grams, and had a diameter of 32.3mm. The known mintage of the Mule Half Crown coin is Unknown

The Front

Mule Half Crown Ireland

The Half Crown Mule Coin, called so as the Horse more closely resembles a Mule. This coin is was a mint error that occured when the original die meant for the 1928-1937 Irish Half Crown was used in the later edition. This is Easily Detected by looking at the “d” in “2s6d” , regular coin has “closed” “d” while a Muled coin has “open” “d”.

The Back

Mule Half Crown Ireland

The back is the same as the 1951-1967 Irish Half Crown.

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Irish Half Crown Coin Values

 

 

Date Denom Mintage AG3 G4 VG8 F12 VF20 XF40 AU50 MS60 MS63 Proof
1928 1/2 Crown 2,160,000 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $17.00 $30.00 $0.00 $65.00 $0.00 $0.00
1928 Proof 1/2 Crown 6,001 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $65.00
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
1930 Proof; Rare 1/2 Crown 00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $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
1931 Proof; Rare 1/2 Crown 00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $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
1933 Proof; Rare 1/2 Crown 00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $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
1934 Proof; Rare 1/2 Crown 00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $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
1937 Proof; Rare 1/2 Crown 00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

 

 

Date Denom Mintage AG3 G4 VG8 F12 VF20 XF40 AU50 MS60 MS63 Proof
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
1939 Proof 1/2 Crown 00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $1,050.00
1940 1/2 Crown 752,000 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $14.00 $20.00 $0.00 $65.00 $0.00 $0.00
1940 Proof; Rare 1/2 Crown 00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $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
1941 Proof; Rare 1/2 Crown 00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1942 1/2 Crown 286,000 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $17.00 $32.25 $0.00 $65.00 $0.00 $0.00
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

 

 

Date Denom Mintage AG3 G4 VG8 F12 VF20 XF40 AU50 MS60 MS63 Proof
1951 1/2 Crown 800,000 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $3.00 $10.00 $0.00 $35.00 $0.00 $0.00
1951 Proof 1/2 Crown 00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $600.00
1954 1/2 Crown 400,000 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $4.00 $15.00 $0.00 $50.00 $0.00 $0.00
1954 Proof 1/2 Crown 00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $500.00
1955 1/2 Crown 1,080,000 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $2.00 $6.00 $0.00 $25.00 $0.00 $0.00
1955 Proof 1/2 Crown 00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $1,000.00
1959 1/2 Crown 1,600,000 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $1.75 $3.00 $0.00 $12.50 $0.00 $0.00
1959 Proof; Rare 1/2 Crown 00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

 

 

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

 

 

Date Denom Mintage AG3 G4 VG8 F12 VF20 XF40 AU50 MS60 MS63 Proof
1951 1/2 Crown 800,000 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $3.00 $10.00 $0.00 $35.00 $0.00 $0.00
1951 Proof 1/2 Crown 00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $600.00
1954 1/2 Crown 400,000 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $4.00 $15.00 $0.00 $50.00 $0.00 $0.00
1954 Proof 1/2 Crown 00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $500.00

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