• 10 Pence 1969-1986, KM# 23, Ireland
  • 10 Pence 1969-1986, KM# 23, Ireland
Description

The ten pence (10p) (Irish: deich pingin) coin was a subdivision of the Irish Pound. It was used in the Republic of Ireland from 1969 to 2002, with its last minting issue in 2000. It replaced the Florin coin, introduced to the Irish Free State in 1928, of which it shared its design. Two different designs of the coin exist, both featuring a salmon on the reverse. The second was introduced in 1993 and is smaller, due to the reduction of the coin's value by inflation.

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 1980

Reverse

Value, salmon (to the right).

Engraver: Percy Metcalfe

10P

Edge

10 Pence

Large Type
KM# 23 Sp# 6704
Characteristics
Material Cupronickel
Weight 11.31 g
Diameter 28.5 mm
Thickness 2 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal

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Small Type

Cupronickel, 5.45 g, ⌀ 22 mm