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Collection of former Irish coins

Ireland's coins from 1928 to 1943

United-Kingdom 1837-1888United-Kingdom 1893-1901 | United-Kingdom 1902-1910United-Kingdom 1911-1926 | United-Kingdom 1926-1936 United-Kingdom 1936-1952 South Africa 1936-1952Australia 1911-1936 | Australia 1936-1952New-Zealand 1911-1936 | New-Zealand 1936-1952Canada 1911-1952British EmpireIreland 1928-1943 English coins 1837-1936Coins from Commonwealth 1936-1952General view of my collection

First coins from Free Ireland

Obverse first type from 1928 to 1937

Common reverse
Obverse second type from 1939 to 1943
Coins' name
Six pence
Three pence
Remark : the Irish crown doesn't exist. Six pence and three pence coins are made of nickel or cupro-nickel depending on the period. The legends on each Irish coin are written in Gaelic. From 1928 to 1937 one can read on the obverse of Irish coins SAORSTAT EIREANN, that is to say Free Irish State. From 1939 we can read on the coins the word EIRE, Ireland in Gaelic. The Irish pound turned into euro in 2002. Until now, Ireland is the only country from the British Isles which adopted the euro.

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