Irish Half Penny 1928-1967

Irish Half Penny

On this page will be dicussing the Irish Half Penny which was part of the Pre Decimal series of Ireland, there are two variations of Irish Half Penny 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 Penny 1928-1937

 

The Irish Half Penny 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 Brittain (1809-1967) between the years 1928 and 1937. The coin itself was made of Bronze and had a plain smooth edge. This circular coin had a raised gladiform rim. It weighed 5.68 grams, and had a diameter of 25mm. The known mintage of the Irish Half Penny 1928-1937 coin is 5,526,001

It is worth noting that some coins in this series have been valued at as much as $465. All the values for the Irish Half Penny 1928-1937 coin can be found at the bottom of this page.

The Front

Half Penny Ireland

The front of the Irish Half Penny Coin featured a Sow with five piglets between value at the top 1/2d (1/2 Penny). It was designed by Percy Metcalfe the initials PM can be found on the front of the coin. The legend along the bottom of the coin features the word Leat Pingin which is the Irish word for Half Penny.

The Back

Half Penny Ireland

The Back of the Irish Half Penny 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 1.6mm thick.

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Irish Half Penny 1939-1967

Half Penny Ireland Front and Back

The Irish Half Penny 1939-1967 coin was part of the Pre Decimal series of Ireland. The coin was minted by the Royal Mint, Tower Hill Site, London, Great Brittain (1809-1967) between the years 1939 and 1967. The coin itself was made of Bronze and had a plain smooth edge. This circular coin had a raised gladiform rim. It weighed 5.68 grams, and had a diameter of 25.5 mm. The known mintage of the Irish Half Penny 1939-1967 coin is 24,864,000

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 Penny 1939-1967 coin can be found at the bottom of this page.

The Front

Half Penny Ireland

The front of the Irish Half Penny Coin featured a Sow with five piglets between value at the top 1/2d (1/2 Penny) and below the text value is show Leat Pingin (Half Penny in Irish). It was designed by Percy Metcalfe the initials PM can be found on the front of the coin. The legend along the bottom of the coin features the word Leat Pingin which is the Irish word for Half Penny.

The Back

Half Penny Ireland

The Back of the Irish Half Penny coin 1939-1967 featured a harp between the year. The legend on the back of the coin features the state name in Éire (Ireland). The right features the year which will be between 1939-1967. The back of the coin was also designed by Percy Metcalfe. The coin was 1.6mm thick.

From time to time inaccuracies or out dated information can appear in articles. If you see anything you belive to be an error please get in touch and let us know.

Irish Half Penny Coin Values

 

 

Date Denom Mintage AG3 G4 VG8 F12 VF20 XF40 AU50 MS60 MS63 Proof
1928 1/2 Penny 2,880,000 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $2.00 $5.00 $0.00 $15.00 $0.00 $0.00
1928 Proof 1/2 Penny 6,001 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $15.00
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
1933 Proof; Rare 1/2 Penny 00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $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
1935 Proof; Rare 1/2 Penny 00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $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
1937 Proof; Rare 1/2 Penny 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 Penny 240,000 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $17.50 $60.00 $0.00 $220.00 $0.00 $0.00
1939 Proof 1/2 Penny 00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $1,000.00
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
1940 Proof; Rare 1/2 Penny 00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $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
1941 Proof; Rare 1/2 Penny 00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1942 1/2 Penny 6,931,000 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.25 $1.50 $0.00 $8.50 $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
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

 

 

Date Denom Mintage AG3 G4 VG8 F12 VF20 XF40 AU50 MS60 MS63 Proof
1946 Proof; Rare 1/2 Penny 00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1949 1/2 Penny 1,344,000 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.25 $1.50 $0.00 $12.50 $0.00 $0.00
1949 Proof; Rare 1/2 Penny 00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1953 1/2 Penny 2,400,000 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.15 $0.25 $0.00 $1.50 $5.00 $0.00
1953 Proof 1/2 Penny 00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $400.00
1964 1/2 Penny 2,160,000 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.15 $0.25 $0.00 $1.50 $3.00 $0.00
1964 Proof; Rare 1/2 Penny 00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1965 1/2 Penny 1,440,000 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.15 $0.75 $0.00 $2.50 $4.00 $0.00
1966 1/2 Penny 1,680,000 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.15 $0.25 $0.00 $1.50 $3.00 $0.00
1967 1/2 Penny 1,200,000 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.15 $0.25 $0.00 $1.50 $5.00 $0.00

 

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