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1941 Irish Farthing (1/4 d) Irish Feoirling 1941


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1941 Irish Farthing (1/4 d) Irish Feoirling 1941

Irish farthing was the smalest Irish pre-desmalisation coin minted in 1941.

In 1941 the obverse design now featured ÉIRE   featured in the design. The Woodcock in flight is still featured on the face of the coin.

The Farthing or ¼ penny, was Ireland’s smallest denomination coin in circulation 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. 

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. Which was shortened to ÉIRE 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





1941 Irish Farthing (1/4 d) Irish Feoirling 1941 Farthing  
     
Coin Type: Farthing Country: Irish
Alloy: Bronze Year: 1941
Diameter: 20.2 mm Weight: 2.83495 grams
Mint: London Mint Number Minted: 480,000


 
 
 
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