"A Penny Goes A Long Way" - The Changing Face of Irish Coinage
This month we mark the 50th anniversary of the introduction of decimalisation in Ireland. On today’s podcast, Michael E. Kenny, chairman of the Numismatic Society of Ireland, and Michael Kenny, a retired museum curator, whose working life included twenty years at the National Museum, chart the long and varied story of 1,00 years of money and coinage in Ireland including the Vikings, siege money and politics!
Landmark dates marking major changes to Irish coinage: 1823, 1928 , 1971 and 2002.
Enjoy the show!
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