Here's what every Irish coin from 1928 to now looks like 4 years ago

Here's what every Irish coin from 1928 to now looks like

Remember any of these?

With news that Conor McGregor is campaigning for his face to be used on the €1 coin, we've started thinking about some of the airgead that has been in circulation since the Irish Free State formed a coinage committee to plan a new currency.

During the 88 years that the harp has been on the obverse of our coins, there has been three systems of currency that Irish people have used.

Here's some of the memorable shrapnel that's been lying in the pockets of Irish citizens over the years.

Below is a table of the coins, animals and years that featured on those pre-decimal coins.

Coins1

Coin: The Farthing

Farthing

Coin: The Halfpenny

HalfPennyCoin: The Penny

Penny

Coin: The Threepence

ThreePence

Coin: The Sixpence

SixPence

Coin: The Shilling (12 pence)

The Shilling

Coin: The Florin (2 shillings)

Florin

Coin: The Halfcrown

HalfCrown

Coin: Ten Shilling Piece

10Shilling

Decimilisation and the modern coinage

February 15, 1971 was deemed 'Decimal Day' as a new system of currency was introduced along with the coins that we all know so well.

Coins2

Coin: The Halfpenny

The Halfpenny2

Coin: The Penny

The Penny

Coin: The Twopence

Twopence

Coin: The Five Pence

5P

Coin: The Ten pence

10P

Coin: The Twenty pence

20p

Coin: The Fifty pence

50p1 50p

Coin:  The punt

Punt2 Punt

We all know what the current Euro coins look like but just for the craic, who can remember these notes? If you're looking for more information on the systems of currency that have existed in Ireland then take a look here.
Notes1

Notes2