• 1 Shilling 1939-1942, KM# 14, Ireland
  • 1 Shilling 1939-1942, KM# 14, Ireland
Description

The shilling (1s) (Irish: scilling) coin was a subdivision of the pre-decimal Irish pound, worth  1⁄20 of a pound.

Obverse

The Celtic harp is a triangular harp traditional to Brittany, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. In Ireland and Scotland it was a wire-strung instrument requiring great skill and long practice to play, and was associated with the Gaelic ruling class. In the Republic of Ireland, it appears on the coins and coat of arms.

Éire is Irish for "Ireland", the name of an island and a sovereign state.

éire 1942

Reverse

Bull, facing right.
Engraver: Percy Metcalfe.

1S scilling

Edge

1 Shilling

KM# 14 Sp# 6635
Characteristics
Material Silver
Fineness 0.750
Weight 5.66 g
Diameter 23.7 mm
Thickness -
Shape round
Alignment Medal

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