IRELAND, halfpenny 1769


IRELAND, 1/2 penny, 1769, Obverse: long bust, copper, KM138, edge bumps, XF

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The English decided they wanted Ireland early on. If they didn’t take it, they thought, it would be a haven for pirates. They went and mucked around for several centuries before they managed to repress it into a couple of centuries of exploitation before the civil war of the early 20th century that ended with independence.