O’Brien Coin Price Guide: Irish Decimal Halfpenny

O'Brien Coin Price Guide - Irish Decimal Halfpenny 2

2018 Market Values

1971 Ireland decimal halfpenny

1971 Ireland decimal halfpenny

Ireland (Éire)

US Grades G VF 20 XF40 AU50 MS61
YEAR Mintage Good Fine Very Fine Ex. Fine Uncirculated
1971 100,500,000 face face face face     €1.00
1975   10,500,000 face face face face     €3.00
1976     5,000,000 face face face face     €4.00
1978   20,300,000 face face face face     €2.00
1980   20,600,000 face face face face     €2.00
1982     9,700,000 face face face face     €3.00
1985     2,800,000 face €20.00 €50.00 €100.00 €450.00
1986           6,750 face   €5.00 €25.00   €50.00 €100.00


Although there were 2.8m halfpennies minted in 1985, most of these were withheld by the Central bank of Ireland and did not circulate.

  • Survivors are quite rare.

In 1986, only 6,750 halfpennies were struck and these were produced for a BU set. None of these coins circulated but, due to gum seepage on the packaging, many collectors broke up these sets and the individual coins are available to collectors.

Other Irish Coin Price Guides:

Irish Decimal Coins (1969-2000)

Irish Pre-Decimal Coins (1928-1969)


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