Ireland--Tiny Rabbit Three Pence (1939-1968)


In 1926 the government of the newly founded Irish Free State formed a committee led by poet W. B. Yeats to plan for new coinage. Ir was decided that he Irish harp would serve as the national symbol on the front, while the backs were to feature a series of animals important to Ireland's mainly agricultural economy. This three pence, featuring a hare, was minted from 1939 to 1968.

This vintage Irish coin is approximately 17.5 mm, which is about the diameter of a dime
The coin features a hare on one side and a Gaelic harp alongside the text "Eire" (Ireland) and date of minting on the front.