Ireland: Half Penny 1971-1986 Celtic Bird


Quick Coinage Facts

Years Minted: 1971-1986
Composition: Bronze
Diameter: 17.1 mm
Weight: 1.78 grams
Total Series Mintage: 169,838,250
Obverse Design: Harp
Reverse Design: Bird


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

The reverse was designed by Gabriel Hayes and features a rendition of old Celtic art of a stylized bird. Below the design is the denomination “1/2 P”.


Obverse Reverse

General Market Notes

There are no rarities to the series. Coins are affordable and readily available.

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