Category Archives: Coins

The (English) Coins In my Pocket…Today

Literally. It looks like I will never be rich. This is actually the first time I have looked at the coins in my pocket from the perspective of the Collector. Very surprised to discover that all four of the ¬£1 … Continue reading

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The (Irish) Coins In My Pocket…Circa 1966

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 … Continue reading

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Disappearing: One Cents and Two Cents in Ireland

Two of the three “copper” coins will soon start disappearing in Ireland. From today, One Cent and Two Cents coins will be taken¬†out of circulation. I still resist calling myself a Coin Collector. I am still a Stamp Collector, who … Continue reading

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Talking of Coins…

I would not describe myself as a Coin Collector. Rather I am a Stamp Collector with an interest in Coins. I first became interested in 1971 when Ireland and Britain went “decimal” and I wanted to preserve the memory of … Continue reading

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Easter Rising 1916: Commemorative Coin 1966

I bought this coin for my older son’s 32nd birthday today. This was the only Ten Shillings coin issued by Ireland. The highest value coin prior to 1966 was the Half Crown (Two Shillings and Sixpence). The lowest banknote was … Continue reading

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The (English) Coins In My Pocket… Circa 1966

We never miss things until they are gone. Take the (pre-decimal) English coins from the “reigns” of Victoria, Edward, George, another George and Elizabeth in the 1960s. I would guess that fifty per cent of coins were Elizabeth, twenty five … Continue reading

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A Word About Irish Coins

It might seem strange to write a blog about Irish Coins. I would not describe myself as a Coin Collector. I know little or nothing about Coins. My limited interest is in “preservation” or “conservation”. They are small pieces of … Continue reading

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