Ireland:Fifty Pence 1970-2000 Woodcock


Quick Coinage Facts

Years Minted: 1970-2000
Composition: Copper-Nickel
Diameter: 30 mm
Weight: 13.3 grams
Total Mintage: 99,328,750 (approximate)
Obverse Design: Harp
Reverse Design: Bird


The obverse design features the Irish Harp separating the date and legend “EIRE” or Ireland.

The reverse design was based on Percy Metcalfe’s original design used on the farthing coin and features a woodcock in flight. Above the design is the denomination “50 P”.


Obverse Reverse

General Market Notes

The key to the series is the 1986 issue.

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