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By: Shelby
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5 months ago
Post: 26
Ireland
Modern
Date: 1985 - Inscription: EIRE - Question: Value?

I came across this coin and I am finding different opinions on how much it is worth. Can anyone enlighten me on how much this coin would be worth today?

 
By: richard.fox
5 months ago
Post: 27
Hi Shelby You have an Irish 1/2 penny from 1971 looks in good order would be worth £1-£2
 
By: Shelby
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5 months ago
Post: 28

I didn't realize that said 1971, I just used a image from google. This is the one i have. Apparently it is rare due to the year it was made. Any coin shop I talk to turns me down at first thinking it isn't worth anything until they see the stamp is different than the 1985 coins that got circulated.

 
By: Graham German
5 months ago
Post: 29
From my research these are worth nothing, ive got over a thousand Eire coins, copper and nickel, Irish 50p coins the lot, and not a single one are worth anything. If you find they are valuable please let me know, the amount i have i will be set for life :) :)
 
By: Ash Bash
5 months ago
Post: 30
Unfortunatly only the older coins (think pre 40s) are worth anything if uncirculated. Most Irish coins are worth face value.
 
By: Paul
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5 months ago
Post: 31
Shelby -- Please post a picture of the other side of you 1985 half penny. These, presumably, are very valuable, although I have not been able to confirm this with actual auction results.

Our page about these coins quotes a referenced web site and gives approximate values. See web reference to left.
 
By: richard.fox
5 months ago
Post: 32
Paul they are valuable £100 + 1985 1/2 penny over 2,700,000 minted most were melted down If you find a decimal irish 20 pence dated 1985 now your talking wonga they were trial coins only 3 known valued @ £25,000. shelby summers I saw the heading 1985 but when you posted the picture I assumed that was your coin . My apologie
 
By: Paul
5 months ago
Post: 33
So, Shelby, with richard's endorsement, you probably have a valuable coin.

DO NOT CLEAN YOUR COIN. CLEANING RUINS VALUE.

Please post pictures of both sides of your 1985 halfpenny.
 
By: Shelby
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5 months ago
Post: 34

here are both sides of the half penny. If it is worth anything who could i sale this to? None of the local coin shops know enough about them.

 
By: Graham German
5 months ago
Post: 35
richard fox Ive got a load of Irish 1p, 20p, 50p and punt coins, so youre saying i should check for 1985?
 
By: Graham German
5 months ago
Post: 36
shelby summers Ebay?
 
By: Shelby
5 months ago
Post: 37
apparently only the 20p and half pennys are valuable in that year?
 
By: Graham German
5 months ago
Post: 38
shelby summers 2014 Krause lists it at $2000 in UNC & $3000 in BU. Also from the Irish Coinage website where it lists the BU as $450Euros 'The 1985 halfpenny was produced in circulation quantities but many of these did not get to circulation and were returned to the Central Bank and melted when the coin was demonetised in 1987. But some coins did escape and fortunately some of these were used to make up private souvenier sets of the coinage so the coins are not as scarce as was though some years ago and they are available in bright uncirculated condition.
 
By: Graham German
5 months ago
Post: 39
Very nice find Shelby, although a few hundred quid aint a lot, personally id put somewhere very safe and keep it, maybe something you could pass on, its value can only increase.
 
By: Paul
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5 months ago
Post: 40

Yes. More light on the subject. I found an actual auction result for a 1985 half penny. It was sold by Heritage Auctions during 2016 for $650 US dollars. (CoinQuest thanks http://ha.com for use of their coin photo.) You can see in the picture the small white tabs that tell us it is a slabbed (authenticated, graded, encapsulate) coin. It grades MS66 Red by NGC.

Shelby, this means that you surely have a valuable coin.

NEVER CLEAN A COIN. CLEANING RUINS VALUE.

Another auction in the same database says a second specimen (not shown here) did not sell during a 2015 auction where the estimated value by the auctioneer was $3500. A good guess at actual value today is somewhere between $650 and $3500.

At the least, Shelby, protect your coin. Keep it dry and away from chemicals. You can consider sending it to a slabbing service (PCGS, NGC, ICG, ANACS).

 
By: Paul
5 months ago
Post: 41
Shelby, if you supply a non-cropped picture of the obverse (the reverse picture is fine), I can forward both pictures to other numismatists in my circle. They might have new and better info, and they might have specific information about selling.

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