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  • 5 Pence 1992-2000, KM# 28, Ireland
  • 5 Pence 1992-2000, KM# 28, Ireland

The five pence (5p) (Irish: cúig phingin) coin was a subdivision of the Irish pound (worth  1⁄20). It was introduced in Ireland on Decimal Day, 15 February 1971 and reused the design on the shilling coin produced for the Irish Free State in 1928. Some shilling coins remained in circulation until the early 1990s, with the same nominal value as the five pence coin. The coin was finally withdrawn on the advent of the Euro.


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 1994


Value, bull (to the left).

Engraver: Percy Metcalfe



5 Pence

Small Type
KM# 28 Sp# 6707
Material Cupronickel
Weight 3.25 g
Diameter 18.5 mm
Thickness 1.67 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal

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Large Type

Cupronickel, 5.66 g, ⌀ 23.6 mm