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1953 Irish Farthing (1/4 d) Irish Feoirling 1953

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1953 Irish Farthing (1/4 d) Irish Feoirling 1953

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In 1953 the obverse design now with ÉIRE featured in the design. The Woodcock in flight designed by     Percy Metcalfe is still featured on the face of the farthing 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. 


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 minted at the London mint

1953 Irish Farthing (1/4 d) Irish Feoirling 1953 Farthing  
Coin Type: Farthing Country: Irish
Alloy: Bronze Year: 1953
Diameter: 20.2 mm Weight: 2.83495 grams
Mint: London Mint Number Minted: 192,000

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