Coin dealer Del Parker offers this introductory lesson about the modern period of Irish Coinage.

The Irish Free State was established in 1922 with the signing of the Anglo-Irish Treaty of December 1921.

The process of developing a free state took several years and was not without considerable challenges. One of the early problems Ireland faced in the early years concerned the design and symbolism of its money.

Enter W.B. Yeats, an international design contest, and ultimately, the simple and elegant designs of English-born artist Percy Metcalfe.

Del Parker tells the story…

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