Irish Penny 1928-1968

Irish Penny

 

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

Irish Penny Pre Decimal Group Free State

The Irish 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 Britain (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 9.45 grams, and had a diameter of 30.9mm. The known mintage of the Irish Penny 1928-1937 coin is 23,958,001

It is worth noting that some coins in this series have been valued at as much as $1500. All the values for the Irish Penny 1928-1937 coin can be found at the bottom of this page.

The Front

Irish Penny Pre Decimal

The front of the Irish Penny Coin featured a Hen with five chicks. Along the bottom the value 1d (1 Penny) can be found. 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 Pingin which is the Irish word for Penny.

The Back

Irish Penny Pre Decimal Free State back

The Back of the Irish 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 1.8mm thick.

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Irish Penny 1940-1968

The Irish Penny 1940-1968 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 1940 and 1968. The coin itself was made of Bronze and had a plain smooth edge. This circular coin had a raised gladiform rim. It weighed 9.45 grams, and had a diameter of 30.8 mm. The known mintage of the Irish Penny 1940-1968 coin is 101,712,000

It is worth noting that some coins in this series have been valued at as much as $600. All the values for the Irish Penny 1940-1968 coin can be found at the bottom of this page.

The Front

Irish Penny Pre Decimal Front

The front of the Irish Penny Coin featured a Hen with five chicks. Along the bottom the value 1d (1 Penny) can be found. 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 Pingin which is the Irish word for Penny.

The Back

Irish Penny Pre Decimal Back

The Back of the Irish Penny coin 1940-1968 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 1940-1968. The back of the coin was also designed by Percy Metcalfe. The coin was 1.8mm thick.

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

 

Irish Penny Coin Values

 

 

Date Denom Mintage AG3 G4 VG8 F12 VF20 XF40 AU50 MS60 MS63 Proof
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
1928 Proof Penny 6,001 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $18.50
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
1931 Proof Penny 00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $1,500.00
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
1933 Proof; Rare Penny 00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $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
1935 Proof; Rare Penny 00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $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
1937 Proof Penny 00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $1,250.00

 

 

Date Denom 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
1940 Proof; Rare Penny 00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $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
1941 Proof; Rare Penny 00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1942 Penny 17,520,000 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.50 $2.00 $0.00 $12.00 $0.00 $0.00
1942 Proof; Rare Penny 00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $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
1946 Proof; Rare Penny 00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1948 Penny 4,800,000 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.50 $3.00 $0.00 $9.00 $0.00 $0.00

 

 

Date Denom Mintage AG3 G4 VG8 F12 VF20 XF40 AU50 MS60 MS63 Proof
1948 Proof; Rare Penny 00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1949 Penny 4,080,000 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.50 $3.00 $0.00 $9.00 $0.00 $0.00
1949 Proof Penny 00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $600.00
1950 Penny 2,400,000 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.50 $3.50 $0.00 $15.00 $0.00 $0.00
1950 Proof Penny 00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $600.00
1952 Penny 2,400,000 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.50 $2.00 $0.00 $7.00 $0.00 $0.00
1952 Proof; Rare Penny 00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1962 Penny 1,200,000 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $2.50 $3.50 $0.00 $15.00 $0.00 $0.00
1962 Proof Penny 00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $175.00

 

 

Date Denom Mintage AG3 G4 VG8 F12 VF20 XF40 AU50 MS60 MS63 Proof
1963 Penny 9,600,000 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.40 $0.75 $0.00 $2.00 $0.00 $0.00
1963 Proof Penny 00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $175.00
1964 Penny 6,000,000 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.40 $0.75 $0.00 $1.50 $3.50 $0.00
1964 Proof Penny 00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1965 Penny 11,160,000 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.40 $0.75 $0.00 $1.50 $3.50 $0.00
1966 Penny 6,000,000 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.40 $0.75 $0.00 $1.50 $3.50 $0.00
1967 Penny 2,400,000 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.40 $0.75 $0.00 $1.50 $3.50 $0.00
1968 Penny 21,000,000 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.40 $0.75 $0.00 $1.50 $3.50 $0.00
1968 Proof Penny 00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $350.00

 

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