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The farthing (Irish: feoirling) 1935


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1935 Irish Farthing | Irish Farthing 1935

This is the only pre-decimal coin dated 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.and during the 1960s no farthings were produced for general circulation; those minted in 1966 were produced for collectors' sets only

Design

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". Percy Metsalfe





The farthing (Irish: feoirling) 1935 Farthing  
     
Coin Type: Farthing Country: Irish
Alloy: Bronze Year: 1935
Diameter: 20.2 mm Weight: 2.83495 grams
Mint: London Mint Number Minted: 192,000


 
 
 
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