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Ireland 1/2 Crown  1928 to 1967
Ireland 1/2 Crown 1928 to 1967

Modern Irish coinage is big on animals. Different denominations carry different animals, from rabbit, to dog, to bull, to fish, and, for this one, to horse. It would be fun to assemble a collection of Irish animal coins. Why not try it?

These coins are affordable as well. This page is about half crowns with the horse. They were made in silver until 1950. After that they were made in copper-nickel.

BEFORE 1950: 0.341 troy ounces silver
AFTER 1950: no silver content

If you have a silver coin, it cannot be worth less than its silver value. Look up the current price of silver (see web sites such as kitco.com) and multiply by 0.341. That is the minimum value for your coin, even if in totally worn or damaged condition.

Here are some approximate catalog values.

HALF CROWNS BETWEEN 1928 AND 1937
worn: $10 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $20
well preserved: $150
fully uncirculated: $450
half crowns dated 1928 are most common and worth $65 fully uncirculated
half crowns dated 1934 are more common and worth $250 fully unc.
half crowns dated 1937 are scarce and worth $2000 fully unc.

Only one coin dated 1938 is known: it is located in the National Museum of Ireland. All other Irish half crowns dated 1938 are fakes.

HALF CROWNS BETWEEN 1939 AND 1943
worn: $10 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $15
well preserved: $28
fully uncirculated: $75
half crowns dated 1943 are very rare and worth $4500+ in fully uncirculated condition. Approximately 500 specimens are known.

HALF CROWNS AFTER 1951
worn: less than $1 US dollar approximate catalog value
average circulated: $1
well preserved: $2
fully uncirculated: $8
half crowns dated 1951, 1954 and 1955 are less common and catalog at $3 average circulated, $35 fully uncirculated

Use our Important Terminology page to convert these inflated catalog values to actual buy and sell values.

Coin: 12229 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: Erlinda, Wed, 22-Aug-2012 15:53:45 GMT
Answered by: Chris, Sat, 13-Oct-2012 13:09:30 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Wed, 02-Nov-2016 19:17:21 GMT
Requester description: 1928 coroin leath 2s6d eireann saorstat Has a picture of horse on front
Tags: ireland 1 2 crown hibernia hib irish ire hibernie eire celtic hiber celts crowned tiara crowns tiarra crowning tiera coroin leath saorstat horse mountie mounted mount equestrian rider pony horsehead riding horseman ride horseback horses equestres stallion harp

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