Ireland Florin  1928 to 1969
Ireland Florin 1928 to 1969

Hi Chris44 -- These nice old Irish coins were minted in 0.75 pure silver up to and including 1943. There was a brief lapse in production until 1951 when they started striking them again, now in copper-nickel. Coins before 1939 bear the inscription SAORSTAT EIREANN instead of EIRE as shown in the picture. They all say 2s, or two shillings, which equals 1 florin.

1928 TO 1937:
worn: $8 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $30
well preserved. $225
fully uncirculated: $600
florins dated 1928 are very common and catalog at $15 average circulated, $60 fully uncirculated
florins dated 1935 are somewhat common and catalog at $20 average circulated, $200 fully uncirculated

1939 TO 1943:
worn: $7
average circulated: $15
well preserved: $30
fully uncirculated: $70
florins dated 1943 are extremely rare - only about 35 genuine coins are known to exist. They catalog at $2000 average circulated, $9500 fully uncirculated.

1951 TO 1962:
worn: $1
average circulated: $2
well preserved: $5
fully uncirculated: $20
coins dated 1962 are more common, divide the above values by 2

1963 TO 1969:
worn: less than $1
average circulated: less than $1
well preserved: $1
fully uncirculated: $3

Use our Terminology page to understand how to interpret the catalog values we have quoted here.

Coin: 2879 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: chris44, Sat, 30-Jan-2010 22:02:12 GMT
Answered by: Chris, Wed, 09-Oct-2013 23:30:04 GMT
Updated by Chris - Appraisal OK, Tue, 02-Dec-2014 08:06:32 GMT
Requester description: 1935 harp on one side fish on other side and florin on it
Tags: ireland florin hibernia hib irish ire hibernie eire celtic hiber celts harp one fish ones 2 saorstat


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The IrishCoinage site looks like a good one. We will, however, stick to our estimates of values, all of which are always noted as approximate. We use catalogs, eBay sales, and professional auction databases to glean coin values. Individual coins are bought and sold in individual transactions and each coin always stands on its own merits. All price estimates, including ours and Mr. Stafford-Langan's, give nothing more than educated guesses about general guidelines. -- Please use the Contact button at the top of the home page to start an e-mail exchange and we can discuss these topics further. If you see a glaring error on CoinQuest and would like to report it, we will be happy to make the change. - CoinQuest (Paul)





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