The brass threepence was first issued in 1937 and last issued in 1967. 1951 is one of the scarce dates of the George VI issue. Each coin is in selected circulated condition and is of course scarce and
difficult to find. It has taken some time to put this group together, many of the coins
while struck in this country, were shipped overseas to help with a shortage of small
Many collectors only go for silver versions of the Edward VIII series, yet many of the Copper and Brass
pieces are very low mintage and much underappreciated. But as the mintages were low, they are in short supply. These are private
issued pieces but are listed in Colin Bruce’s Unusual World Coins as published by Krause Publications.
Edward VIII India Brass pieces have always been very popular because the Prince of Wales spent a long time in India.
Ireland joined the Euro and abandoned its own currency. These Crisp Uncirculated 5 Punt
notes are from the last design before the changeover.(P75)
They are quite small with a portrait of Catherine McAulay in the foreground and a view of
the Misericordiae Hospital in Dublin in the background. She was a nun who established the
Sisters of Mercy in 1831. This order was long associated with education . The back depicts a
schoolroom with an extract from a poem by Antoine O’Riafteiri on the blackboard. These are
all dated in the 1990’s and are in Crisp Uncirculated.