On 4th July 2015, I published a post entitled “The (English) Coins In My Pocket…Circa 1966” and this is a companion piece. As I have said Irish and English coins were circulating side by side in “Northern Ireland”. Both Ireland and Britain were inside the sterling area.
The same values and size of coins circulated.
Although Ireland became independent in 1922, the first Irish coins were not produced until 1928. For some years the coins were inscribed “Saorstát Éireann” (Irish Free State) and then changed to “Éire” (Ireland).
One side featured a Harp and the coins featured Animals.
The coins featured in the first photograph.