1971 Ireland decimal twopence

O’Brien Coin Guide: The Irish Decimal Twopence

In 1971, Ireland decimalised its currency in parallel with the UK.  We did this because we were tied to the UK Pound at that time and, of course, all of our coins were minted at the Royal Mint in the UK.  Decimalisation also brought all of our coins back in line with the UK coin…

O’Brien Rare Coin Review: Why is the 1992 Irish 10p coin so valuable?

Introduction The Irish government began minting the original 10p coin two years prior to Decimal Day, 15 February 1971, hence the first 10p coins were dated 1969 and 1971 – when they were first circulated.  These coins retained the exact design and dimensions (except denomination) of the old (pre-decimal) florin coin, first introduced to the…