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:
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:
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.