ireland coin irish shilling pre-decimal numismatics

O’Brien Coin Guide: Irish Pre-Decimal Shilling

The shilling (often written as 1s or 1/-) coin was a sub-division of the pre-decimal Irish pound, and was worth 1/20th of a pound. The original issue of the coin from 1928 until 1942 contained 75% silver; thus this Irish coin had a higher content than the equivalent British coin. These earlier coins were noticeably different…