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  Irish sixpence coin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Irish six-pence coin was originally struck in nickel, like the threepence and these coins were very well wearing.
Five early coins were minted with a design by Publio Morbiducci which feature the wolfhound's head looking back; these coins are quite valuable, estimated at several thousand euro - they remain in the hands of collectors and were never released to circulation.
It was expected that this coin would circulate alongside the new decimal coins, with a value of 2½ new pennys as in the United Kingdom.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Irish_sixpence_coin   (236 words)

  
 Coin Collecting
Gold coins from the five guineas to the half-guinea, together with the silver from the crown to the sixpence were struck with both portraits.
One of the commonest gold coins of the reign of George III is the `spade' guinea.
In 1860 bronze coins were introduced to replace the large copper coins which were rather clumsy and soon became worn because of the softness of the metal and the amount of circulation they received.
www.oldandsold.com /articles02/article1085.shtml   (2630 words)

  
 Coin Collecting
Despite the fact that these coins are very much better struck than the old hammered issues, they were discontinued after 1571 as the workers, fearing for their jobs, raised objections to the new machinery and for one reason or another Mestrelle fell from favour and the former coining methods were restored in 1572.
The coins that were struck during this ten-year period consist of the gold half-sovereign, crown and half-crown and the silver shilling, sixpence, groat, threepence, half-groat and three-farthings.
Coins bearing this name were struck from bullion captured by an Anglo-Dutch expedition under the command of the Duke of Ormond and Lord Rooke who sailed against the Spanish in 1702 and sacked the towns of Cadiz and Vigo.
www.oldandsold.com /articles02/article1084.shtml   (3938 words)

  
 Irish pound - Enpsychlopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The Irish pound that appeared in 1928 was originally called the 'Saorstát pound' ("Free State pound") and was pegged to the Pound sterling; the currency was referred to as the 'Irish pound' from 1938 after the Constitution of Ireland changed the states' name.
The coin, essentially a flat disk, had the misfortune of being almost identical in dimensions to the old penny coin that circulated before 1971, and was quite similar to but thinner than the half-crown coin.
During the early circulation of the coins payphones and vending machines were changed over as expected, however soon the old penny, in particular, became used as a substitute for the pound coin in these devices.
www.grohol.com /wiki/Irish_Pound   (1265 words)

  
 Catalog of Modern Irish Coin Prices 1928-1969
Irish threepences, especially the nickel issues, are very difficult to grade in the Good Extremely Fine through AU to UNC range as the metal is hard-wearling and not prone to corrosion..
In the normal coin the sides of the tail are straight and diverging with seven tail hairs, in the variety the tail is slightly bell shaped and has eight tail hairs.
These coins exist with the edge legend in both directions, there does not appear to be a scarcer variety or any collector interest in the varieties except that a proof pair should consist of two coins with opposite edge orientations.
homepage.eircom.net /~johnsl/MODCAT.HTM   (1948 words)

  
 The Anglo-Irish Coinage of Elizabeth I
From these first coins featuring the famous harp reverse there was no stylistic evolution through to the reign under consideration because there was a gap of around ten years between the Henry VIII harp groats and the Irish issues of Mary.
The sixpence, on a 25mm diameter flan, and the quarter shilling threepence on a 19½mm flan, are added to the Irish currency for the first time, but the most novel feature of the 1601 indenture is the introduction of copper pence and half-pence.
Hoards contain mostly English coin, but there was a lot of base coin in use (which would not be hoarded) and it is no surprise that much of the existing base coin was brought in to exchange for the new legal tender base coin, but not much sterling.
www.coinclubs.freeserve.co.uk /Bexley/article1.htm   (3885 words)

  
 BBC - h2g2 - Old Irish Money
On the front of the coin was an animal, the value of the coin (for example 2s 6d) and the name of the coin in Irish (for example Scilling).
Whereas up to now, all the coins had been exactly the same size and shape as the UK coins, from here on, all Irish coins were made to be different from the UK coins.
The Euro coins and notes were introduced on 1 January, 2002, and we said goodbye to the Irish notes and coins on 9 February, 2002, the last day on which they were still legal tender.
www.bbc.co.uk /dna/place-london/A686775   (1686 words)

  
 Feathered Gems Greyhound Charms, Pendants & Pins
This coin is 1mm smaller than an American nickel, and has a nice figure of a greyhound on the front side.
The coin is in a sterling silver coin holder mounting, so it may be worn as jewelry.
These coins have been out of circulation since 1969, so they are not only a great greyhound item, but they are a collector's item as well.
www.featheredgems.com /greyhund3.htm   (1125 words)

  
 Irish Coin Sets Available - Including 2000
In 1959 the alloy of the bronze coins, penny, halfpenny, and farthing, was changed slightly from 95.5% copper, 3% tin and 1.5% zinc to 97% copper, 0.5% tin and 2.5% zinc.
In 1966, a silver commemorative ten shilling coin was issued to mark the 50th anniversary of the Easter Week Rising in 1916.
A twenty pence coin was introduced in 1986, based on the original Metcalfe halfcrown design, the alloy used being 79% copper, 20% zinc and 1% nickel.
www.24carat.co.uk /irishcoinsets.html   (728 words)

  
 OMNICOIN.COM :: World Coin Community
This coin was struck at the U.S. Mint.
The error at first glance looks like a filled die problem, however the die is different in other areas, most noticeable in the shape of the arrow head in the hen's claw.
The coin is un-cirulated but an old cleaning is evident.
www.omnicoin.com /user_view.aspx?id=MSD61   (312 words)

  
 CG Article: Master McGrath   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
According to one account, an Irish tenant who was suffering the effects of too much imbibing, heard a strange sound on his way home.
As he struggled in the icy water, an Irish slipper by the name of Wilson jumped in and saved him.
He was later memorialized on the Irish sixpence coin and was the subject of several paintings.
www.adopt-a-greyhound.org /cgmagazine/mastermcgrath.htm   (605 words)

  
 Irish Sketch Book: Templemoyle--Derry
It was as if the fairies that we read of in the Irish legends, as coming to the aid of good people and helping them in their labours, had taken a liking to this good landlord, and taken in his harvest for him.
A silver medal given by the Society to the most deserving pupil of the year, would be a great object of emulation amongst the young men educated at the place, and would be almost a certain passport for the winner in seeking for a situation in after life.
I then demanded back the sixpence, which proposal, however, he declined, saying, after a struggle, he would give the money, but a gentleman would have given sixpence; and so left me with furious rage and contempt.
www.sacred-texts.com /neu/celt/isb/isb31.htm   (3039 words)

  
 A Lucky Sixpence for her Shoe - Irish Brides.co.uk   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
It was traditional many years ago for the brides father to place a sixpence in the her left shoe.
Over the years the final part of the rhyme was forgotten, especially after the sixpence ceased to be legal tender.
However, you may be surprised to know that a coin that has been out of circulation for a large amount of years is itself condsidered to be a lucky charm.
www.irishbrides.co.uk /sixpence.htm   (291 words)

  
 Catalog of Irish Coin Prices
Sellers of coins, either to dealers or at auction, will generally get less than these prices because the eventual buyer will end up paying either the dealer's markup or the auctioneer's fees which will account for the difference.
Coins listed in this catalog which are common (or in lower grade than is readily available for the type) are provided with prices.
Coins which are listed as rare (or which are in exceptionally good condition for their type) will often sell for closer to the collector's buying price because a dealer will be happy to carry a desireable item at a smaller markup.
www.irishcoinage.com /CATALOG.HTM   (530 words)

  
 Irish rare coins: Modern Irish Free State coins: Elusive Spondulix Rare Coins
Modern Irish Free State Coins were first issued by the Irish Government in 1928.
A total of 66 designs were received from the artists in accordance with guidelines specifying that one side carry a harp and the other animals or birds.
The farthing and halfpenny were withdrawn from circulation in 1969, and two years later decimalization saw the withdrawal of the penny, threepence, sixpence, and halfcrown.
www.rarecoin.com /Irish/modern_coin.html   (242 words)

  
 Ireland Now Irish Recipes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
This is traditionally eaten in Ireland at Hallowe'en.
Colcannon should correctly be made with chopped kale (a member of the cabbage family) or green cabbage but it is also made with white cabbage.
Don't forget the coin and the ring to amuse the children.
www.ireland-now.com /colcannon.html   (595 words)

  
 Coins - Coin Shows   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
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 European Coin Cuff Links   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
coin is bezel set on a solid sterling backing and mechanism which makes for a nice two-tone effect.
This coin is especially unique because of it's square design and it's 15 cent denomination.
Each coin features a lion, the royal crown and passant, and is about the size of a quarter.
www.cuffart.com /traycoins.htm   (1278 words)

  
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Donation of silver sixpence and copper farthing of Queen Elizabeth; former from Balief, latter from Ballinakill, 8.
Donation of a number of silver and copper coins inclusing a penny of Edward I, a sixpence of Elizabeth, a groat of Charles II and several tradesmen's tokens, 206.
The destruction of Eochad, son of Mairid; from the original Irish in Lebor na h-Uidre, a manuscript preserved in the library of the Royal Irish Academy, 94-112.
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 GENUINE LUCKY IRISH PENNY
The dates of our LUCKY IRISH PENNIES vary but are guaranteed genuine coins and are are always in shiny red UNCIRCULATED condition - copper coins always look their best in mint condition.
The coin is packaged in its own convenient, acid free, keeper.
Since the 1530s the 16 string Irish harp has been the national symbol of Ireland on coinage.
jbtingle.com /sixpence/irish.html   (172 words)

  
 Silver Wedding Coin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
...Coin pearl bracelet, part of the On the Rocks jewelry design Bridal Collection.
Coin collectors everywhere would say.....giving it a clean to make it shine on your wedding day is quite acceptable.
Our 1911 F German 3 Mark Silver Wedding Anniversary Coin is in excellent condition, having wear and minimal scratching from age.
www.coin-world.info /coins/silver-wedding-coin.html   (234 words)

  
 THE LEGENDARY LUCKY BRIDAL SIXPENCE, GROOM'S LUCKY IRISH PENNY and KEEPSAKE POUCH
The Sixpence or Six Pence is commonly referred to as a 6 pence, 6 p or 6 d
The Groom's Lucky Irish Penny is considered to be the "True Lucky Coin" and it is said that the person who has one will always have money.
Our lucky Irish Pennies are always in shiny red UNCIRCULATED condition - copper coins always look their best in mint condition.
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 Coin - Coin
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 A Sixpence in Her Shoe
Since we Americans didn't use the sixpence in our currency, the last line of that English nuptial rhyme had to be ignored, and then was forgotten through the years.
This imported English coin is a very special, and an increasingly valuable keepsake.
The net covered sixpence is tied to the card with a blue satin edged ribbon, making it very easy to remove the coin for the ceremony.
ww.sixpencecoin.com   (283 words)

  
 Coins - Coin Investing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Legend Numismatics specializes in high quality rare coins for the astute investor interested in coin collecting.
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 Coins - Old English Coin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
And a Sixpence in Her Shoe - Traditional English bridal and wedding...
A centuries' old English tradition states that a bride would have good luck all during her married The sixpence is an English coin that was
British Coin Denominations from Celtic set was struck to commemorate the old £sd currency A strange corruption has befallen the English
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 Genuine Lucky Wedding Sixpence & Groom's Coin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The tradition of the bride's father placing a sixpence coin in his daughter's left shoe on her wedding day dates back to the Victorian era.
This authentic, British sixpence comes in soft, acid-free, plastic keeper that can be easily tucked into the pocket of the father of the bride until he reaches the church where he then can easily remove the sixpence and place it in his daughter's left shoe.
The Groom's Lucky Irish Penny is considered to be a true lucky coin and the person who has one will always have money.
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 Coins - Old Coin Prices   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
History of Irish coinage from earliest times to the present day.
Virtual museum of rare coins, silver dollars, and new platinum bullion coins.
Gold and silver coins for the coin collector.
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 Coin Collecting - Roman Coin - coin-buff.com
Treasure hunters have unearthed a coin bearing the head of a virtually unknown Roman ruler who briefly held power in Gaul around A.D. 270 as the...
Specializing in hard-to-find rare type coins, scarce emperors, and high-grade old roman coins.
Glossary of frequently encountered terms in Roman coin descriptions, from abacus to vota.
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