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Ireland Half Penny  1736 to 1760
Ireland Half Penny 1736 to 1760

Old half pennies from Ireland, annotated with HIBERNIA and the reigning monarch, are highly sought collectibles. The George II coins run from 1736 to 1760, and are generally more rare than the George III coins of 1766 to 1782.

Here are some typical catalog values for George II coins:

1736 to 1738, and 1747 to 1760
worn: $10 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $60
well preserved: $150

1741 to 1746
worn: $20 US dollars approximate catalog value
averge circulated: $100
well preserved: $200

The coin in our picture is well preserved and has a few light distractions known as 'planchet defects.' It is on sale at Münzenversand Claus & Barbara Hardelt GbR for 175 euros, about $250 US dollars.

If you wanted to sell your coin to Claus & Hardelt, or any other reputable dealer, he or she would probably pay about one-half the retail value. The dealer mark-up keeps the dealership afloat.

CoinQuest thanks Münzenversand Claus & Barbara Hardelt GbR for use of their coin photo. It's a nice one!

Coin: 5867 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: Tinabobina, Wed, 03-Nov-2010 05:19:29 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Sun, 08-Sep-2013 11:36:18 GMT
Last review by CoinQuest: Wed, 09-Sep-2015 14:43:34 GMT
Requester description: 1742 I noticed that you posted 1766 and up Hibernia half-pennies from Ireland. I have a 1742 piece, and even though it is worn, it is very recognisable and legible. Please let me know if this is worth more than $35.00 quoted for 1766. Thanks
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