Ireland 1-SHILLING (KM6) Bull
The Irish 'Barnyard Series' of coins features animals that were very important to Ireland's mainly agricultural economy.
The shilling features a bull. Cows and the breeding of cattle was very important in Ireland's early agricultural economy.
This is the original shilling -- minted between 1928 and 1937 -- that was part of the first coinage of the Irish Free State. The bull design was continued with a modified obverse in 1939 (KM14), followed by a copper-nickel version (KM14a) struck from 1951 to 1968.
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- Diameter: 23.55 mm
- Composition: 0.750 Silver
- CAT#: KM6