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1940 One Shilling (1s) Irish Scilling 1940


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1940 One Shilling (1s) Irish Scilling 1940 

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The 1940 one shilling coin no longer had (Saorstát Éireann) inscription circling around. from 1938 to 1968 it was  changed to éire on the left of the harp and the date on the right.          

The 1940 one shilling (1s) (Irish: scilling) coin (Featuring a Bull ) was a subdivision of the pre-decimal Irish pound, 1/20 of (£1) or 12d & was linked to the British Currency. 

The original minting of the coin from 1928 until 1942 contained 75% silver; this Irish coin had a higher content than the equivalent British coin.

The coin measured 0.935 inches (23.7 mm) in diameter and weighed 5.655 grams; this did not change with cupro-nickel coin. The last shillings were minted in 1968.

PM on the bottom right over the word scilling is the designers Percy Metcalfe initials.





1940 One Shilling (1s) Irish Scilling 1940 One Shilling  
     
Coin Type: One Shilling Country: Irish
Alloy: Silver Year: 1940
Diameter: 23.7 mm Weight: 5.65 g
Mint: London Mint Number Minted: 580,000


 
 
 
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