O’Brien Coin Price Guide: Irish Pre-Decimal Sixpence

2018 Market Values Irish Free State (Saorstát Éireann) US Grades G VF 20 XF40 AU50 MS61 YEAR Mintage Good Fine Very Fine Ex. Fine Uncirculated 1928 3,201,000 face €0.50 €2.50 €5.00   €15.00        proof   €75.00 1934   600,000 face €0.75 €3.25 €25.00   €75.00 1935   520,000 face €1.00 €4.00 €50.00…

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O’Brien Coin Guide: Irish Pre-Decimal Sixpence

The sixpence (6d) (Irish: reul) coin was a sub-division of the pre-decimal Irish pound, worth 1/40 of a pound or ½ of a shilling.  It ‘nickname’ was a ‘tanner’ and it is thought that this is from John Sigismund Tanner, originally from Saxe-Coburg, who was a medallist and designer at the Royal Mint.  The sixpence he designed for George II…