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1936 Irish Farthing (1/4 d) Irish Feoirling 1936

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1936 Irish Farthing | Irish Farthing 1936

1936 Irish farthing was the Irish pre-desmalisation coin minted in 1935

The Farthing or ¼ penny, was Ireland’s smallest denomination coin during the 20th century. Issued on a small 20.3 mm planchet, coins were sporadically minted for circulation from 1928 to 1966. sets only for collectors


The obverse design features the Irish Harp the (Irish Emblum) separating the date. From 1928 to 1937 the obverse featured the legend “SAORSTAT EIREANN” or Irish Free State. This legend would later be shortened to just “EIRE” or Ireland beginning in 1939.

The reverse was designed by Percy Metcalfe and features Woodcock in flight. Above the design is the denomination “1/4d”. Below the wing are the designers initials "PM" is the inteials of the designer Percy Metcalfe.


1936 Irish Farthing (1/4 d) Irish Feoirling 1936 Farthing  
Coin Type: Farthing Country: Irish
Alloy: Bronze Year: 1936
Diameter: 20.2 mm Weight: 2.83495 grams
Mint: London mint Number Minted: 192,000

Date SoldDescriptionSoldbySellprice
22 Oct. 20151936 Irish Farthing Coin - Scarce Ebay€14.99
22 Oct. 20151936 Irish Farthing Coin - Scarce Only 192,000 Minted Luster Ireland On Ebay€14.99
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