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Top 10 Most Valuable Old Irish Coins From 1930 To 1985

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Did you know that you could have some very valuable old Irish coins in your house?

Today I break down the top 10 most valuable old Irish coins. 

Yesterday I shared a post I published on the 1985 20p that fetched €20k at auction! 

The website Ireland coins was kind enough to allow me to share this information with you. They have a bunch more information on each coin on their site.

These old Irish coins range from $750.00 to $9200! 

top 10 most valuable Irish coins

As the site reports all the details in US$ I will keep it consistent with US$ on this post as well. 

So what are the top 10 most valuable old Irish coins? 

10th Most valuable old Irish coin: 1931 Half Crown

1931 Half Crown

  • Produced between the years 1928-1937 at the Royal Mint, Tower Hill Site, London mint.
  • In total 3,534,001 of these coins were minted.
  • The 1931 Half Crown is valued at up to $750.00

 

9th Most valuable old Irish coin: 1961 Half Crown

1961 half crown old Irish coin

  • Produced between the years 1951-1967 at the Royal Mint, Tower Hill Site, London mint.
  • In total 16,980,000 of these coins were minted.
  • The 1961 Half Crown is valued at up to $750.00.

 

8th Most valuable old Irish coin: 1934 Florin (2 Shilling)

1934 Florin (2 Shilling)

  • Produced between the years 1928-1937 at the Royal Mint, Tower Hill Site, London mint.
  • In total 3,551,001 of these coins were minted.
  • 1934 Florin is valued at up to $875.00

 

7th Most valuable old Irish coin: 1937 Florin (2 Shilling)

1937 Florin (2 Shilling)

  • Produced between the years 1928-1937 at the Royal Mint, Tower Hill Site, London mint.
  • In total 3,551,001 of these coins were minted.
  • The 1937 Florin is valued at up to $875.00.

 

6th Most valuable old Irish coin: 1937 Half Crown

1937 half crown

  • Produced between the years 1928-1937 at the Royal Mint, Tower Hill Site, London mint.
  • In total 3,534,001 of these coins were minted.
  • The 1937 Half Crown is valued at up to $2,000.00

 

5th Most valuable old Irish coin: 1985 Half Penny

One of most valuable old Irish coins the 1985 half penny

  • In total 169,895,000 of these coins were minted.
  • The 1985 Half Penny is valued at up to $2,000.00.

 

4th Most valuable old Irish coin: 1937 Shilling

1937 old Irish shilling

  • Produced between the years 1928-1937 at the Royal Mint, Tower Hill Site, London mint.
  • In total 4,366,001 of these coins were minted.
  • The 1937 Shilling is valued at up to $2,300.00.

 

3rd Most valuable old Irish coin: 1943 Half Crown

3 most valuable coin half-crown-300sq

  • Produced between the years 1939 -1943 at the Royal Mint, Tower Hill Site, London mint.
  • In total 3,534,001 of these coins were minted.
  • Approximately only 500 of these coins are known to exist.
  • The 1943 Half Crown is valued at up to $4,600.00.
 

2nd Most valuable old Irish coin: 1985 20 Pence

The coin wasn’t officially introduced until 1986, and only a tiny number were produced the year before.

Not only that but they were only released to vending machine engineers for recalibration.

All were supposed to return to the Central Bank to be melted, but some got through.

Additionally, the Central Bank of Ireland allowed the 1985 coins to be used as legal tender in the public domain.

Back in 1985, there were a lot of parking meters and coin-operated machines so there is a good chance you might have an old coin. 

The 1985 20 Pence is valued at up to $8,000. Although in an auction in Dublin it went for €9’000 recently. 

 

 

The Most valuable old Irish coin: 1943 Florin (2 Shilling)Valuable Irish Coins Number 1: 1943 Florin (2 Shilling)

The rarest of the lot!

  • Produced between the years 1939 -1943 at the Royal Mint, Tower Hill Site, London mint.
  • In total 2,259,000 of these coins were minted.
  • Approximately 35 of these coins are known to exist.
  • The 1943 Florin is valued at up to $9,200.00.

 

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Annemarie

Thursday 16th of September 2021

I have loads of old cions some on this list need looking at and willing to sell them