The perfect gift for the bride and groom to be to bring the luck of the Irish on their wedding day
Authentic sixpence and penny coins from Ireland
The sixpence is perfect to complete the traditional Irish saying...
Something old, something new
something borrowed, something blue
and a sixpence for her shoe...
And for that extra bit of good luck the groom can put the lucky penny in his pocket on the day
Comes in a plush black velvet pouch ( I also have pink pouches, see the photo above, if you would like one of these instead of the black please let me know when ordering)
The coins I will send will be from the years between 1928 and 1968, if you would like any particular years please let me know when order and I will do my best to include the year you want
Information About The Irish Sixpence Coin (6d)
Part of the pre-decimal “Barnyard” series designed by Percy Metcalfe
The animal chosen for the sixpence was the Wolfhound
Minted from 1928 until 1969 and used until Decimalisation in 1971
At the time it was worth 1/2 of a shilling or 1/40 of a pound
Originally struck in nickel from 1928, in 1942 it was changed to cupronickel – 75% copper and 25% nickel
The coin measured 0.825 inches (21.0mm) in diameter and a weighed 4.53593 grams
On the reverse of the coin is the wolfhound and the obverse featured the Irish harp. From 1928 to 1935 the date was split either side of the harp with saorstát éireann (Irish Free State) circling around. From 1939 to 1969 the inscription changed to Éire on the left of the harp and the date on the right
Information about the one penny coin
Part of the pre-decimal “Barnyard” series
First issued in 1928, last struck in 1968, it ceased to be legal tender on 31st December 1971
The Penny was the third smallest denomination of the pre-decimal Irish pound, worth 1/240 of a pound or 1/12 of a shilling.
The coin measured 1.215 inches (30.9mm) in diameter and weighed 9.45grams. The bronze coin was made up of 95.5% copper, 3% tin and 1.5% zinc
The reverse of the penny was designed by artist Percy Metcalfe. It featured a hen and five chicks and the coin's Irish name. The obverse featured the Irish harp. From 1928 to 1937 the date was split either side of the harp with the name saorstát éireann circling around. From 1938 to 1968 the inscription changed to éire on the left of the harp and the date on the right