O’Brien Coin Price Guide: Irish Decimal Fivepence

2018 Market Values Large Fivepence Small Fivepence 1996 Ireland 5p – small format, bull facing left. Other Irish Coin Price Guides: Irish Decimal Coins (1969-2000) O’Brien Coin Price Guide: Irish Decimal Halfpenny O’Brien Coin Price Guide: Irish Decimal Penny O’Brien Coin Price Guide: Irish Decimal Twopence O’Brien Coin Price Guide: Irish Decimal Fivepence O’Brien Coin…

Ireland decimal 5p - large and small types

O’Brien Coin Guide: Irish Decimal Fivepence

The five pence (5p) coin (Irish: cúig phingin) was a sub-division of the Irish pound. It was introduced in Ireland on Decimal Day, 15th February 1971 and re-used the design on the shilling coin first produced for the Irish Free State in 1928.  Due to the similarity in size and weight, many of the old shillings…

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…