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Rare 1943 Ireland Silver Half Crown NGC F12, Key Date Less Than 500 Known

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Rare 1943 Ireland Silver Half Crown NGC F12, Key Date Less Than 500 Known
Rare 1943 Ireland Silver Half Crown NGC F12, Key Date Less Than 500 Known
Rare 1943 Ireland Silver Half Crown NGC F12, Key Date Less Than 500 Known
Rare 1943 Ireland Silver Half Crown NGC F12, Key Date Less Than 500 Known

Rare 1943 Ireland Silver Half Crown NGC F12, Key Date Less Than 500 Known
Rare 1943 Ireland Silver Half Crown NGC F12, Key Date. In 1928 the newly independent Irish Free State issued a magnificent set of 8 Irish coins from the farthing (a quarter of a penny) up to the half crown (two shillings and sixpence) as Irelands new currency. Each coin had a different bird, fish or animal on the reverse, and all had a common obverse with the Irish harp and date. They circulated in Ireland (and Northern Ireland) alongside the equivalent English coins. The shilling, florins (two shillings) and half-crown coins were minted in 75% pure silver. However, in 1943 during the Second World War the price of silver rose so much, that the coins were worth more for their silver content, than their face value. Accordingly, it was decided to return all the florins and half crowns minted in 1943 (there were no shillings) to the Royal Mint in London to be melted down. That was the end of the story until 1968 when a 1943 Irish half crown was discovered in circulation. This was a coin that should not have existed so the hunt was on! Eventually an estimated 500 were discovered before all the half crowns were withdrawn from circulation at the end of 1969. Items sent to US addresses generally arrive in a week or less, items sent internationally usually arrive in 2 weeks or less. Please allow adequate time for your item to arrive. The item “Rare 1943 Ireland Silver Half Crown NGC F12, Key Date Less Than 500 Known” is in sale since Friday, March 12, 2021. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ World\Europe\Ireland”. The seller is “apogeellc” and is located in Manchester, New Hampshire. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: Ireland
  • Certification Number: 5704703-014
  • Certification: NGC
  • Grade: F 12
  • Year: 1943
  • Circulated/Uncirculated: Circulated
  • Composition: Silver
  • Denomination: Half Crown

Rare 1943 Ireland Silver Half Crown NGC F12, Key Date Less Than 500 Known