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Ireland 1 Penny  1928 to 1968
Ireland 1 Penny 1928 to 1968

If you have a nice-looking coin like the one in our picture, and if it has little wear, no cleanings, pleasing color, and good eye appeal, a collector would be happy to add it to his or her collection for a few US dollars. Worn, dark coins are worth essentially zero.

Here is how approximate catalog values run for this hen and chicks design. All coins, except 1940, carry very low value when in worn or average circulated condition. Well preserved coins, and coins that are fully uncirculated, are worth decent amounts, as shown in the detailed listings below. Use our Important Terminology page to convert these catalog values to actual values.

ALL DATES (except 1940, see below):
worn: less than $1 US dollar
average circulated: about $1

BEFORE 1938 with SAORSTAT EIREANN inscription:
well preserved: $18
fully uncirculated: $40

1940:
worn: $5
average circulated: $15
well preserved: $100
fully uncirculated: $350

1941 TO 1946:
well preserved: $10
fully uncirculated: $35

1947 TO 1962:
well preserved: $6
fully uncirculated: $14

AFTER 1962:
well preserved: $1
fully uncirculated: $4

Coin: 4919 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: BEN, Sun, 18-Jul-2010 19:10:51 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Sat, 31-Aug-2013 17:54:03 GMT
Last review by CoinQuest: Sat, 27-May-2017 02:19:12 GMT
Requester description: 1942 EIRE bird on one side
Tags: ireland 1 penny cent hibernia hib irish ire hibernie eire celtic hiber celts peny cents pennys pennies bird one ones hen chicken chick chicks harp saorstat rooster line bar lined lines lining bars

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