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Token: Ireland 5 and 10 Pence  1805 to 1813
Token: Ireland 5 and 10 Pence 1805 to 1813

The Bank of Ireland wanted to be sure everyone knew what this coin was. It was not a coin, but a bank token, issued to help alleviate the severe coin shortage in Great Britain during the late 1700s and early 1800s. They are struck in silver and come in 5 and 10 pence denominations. Some have shamrock designs on the reverse side.

Finding worn examples is not too difficult, but tokens in better condition tend to pick up significant collector values.

worn: $25 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $50
well preserved: $120
fully uncirculated: $250

There is a great web site dedicated to Irish coinage. It's called (what else?) IrishCoinage.com [Press Here].

Coin: 18881 , Genre: Tokens
Requested by: JaneMD, Mon, 09-Mar-2015 23:11:59 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Tue, 10-Mar-2015 15:21:36 GMT
Requester description: 1806 Bust of George 11
Writing 10 pence Georgius 111 Dei Gratia
Bank Token Ten Pence Irish
Tags: token ireland 5 10 pence tokens toke hibernia irish ire hibernie eire celtic hiber celts georgius george dei gratia bank ten geroge stgeorge glorgivs georgvs georgeivs georgious giorgi geroges geogius georg geogivs georgian geor gearge georgivis georgium georger georgia georgvis goerg georgevs georgivs grattia bust 11

  

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