1912 GB Penny (Heaton Mint) showing 'ghosting' of the king's head on the reverse

GB & Ireland – Pennies Struck by the Heaton Mint

Introduction In 1911, the National Insurance Act, introduced on July 1st, created created an unusually large demand for bronze and silver coins. The Royal Mint could not meet this demand, so some of its production was sub-contracted to a private mint – The Heaton Mint, Birmingham.  A massive 16,800,000 pennies were minted here in 1912…

1927 Irish Free State, Pattern Shilling, by P. Morbiducci, in bronze, harp, stamped prova, rev. bull right, edge plain, 4.95g Irish Coin Database. Old Currency Exchange, Dublin

Irish Coin Daily: 1927 Pattern Shilling (in Bronze) by Publio Morbiducci

Date: 1927 Description: Country: Ireland Category: Irish Free State / Saorstát Éireann Pattern Notes: This is a ‘pattern’ coin entered by the Roman sculptor Publio Morbiducci (1889-1963) for the competition to design Ireland’s new money in 1928. Although unsuccessful, Morbiducci’s designs are considered to be some of the finest in terms of their classical Italianate…

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

2015 Market Values Irish Free State (Saorstát Éireann) US Grades G VF 20 XF40 AU50 MS61RB YEAR Mintage Good Fine Very Fine Ex. Fine Uncirculated 1928 2,880,000 face €1.00 €2.00 €5.00 €15.00 6,001 proofs €25.00 re-strike €60.00 1933 720,000 face €3.50 €18.00 €45.00 €180.00 1935 960,000 face €2.00 €8.00 €50.00 €150.00 1937 960,000 face €1.25…