Irish Christmas Gift Stocking Stuffer Half Penny Halfpenny Ha'Penny Coin With FREE Bonus Coin Or Velvet Coin Pouch & Gift Box



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  • Vintage from before 2000
  • Materials: Bronze, Copper

'Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat. Please put a penny in the old man’s hat. If you haven’t a penny, a ha’ penny will do. If you haven’t got a ha’ penny, then God bless you.'

Among many ‘country’ Irish, the ha’ penny is a traditional little Christmas gift and a gentle reminder of a lesson not to be forgotten: Be thankful for what you have for there is always someone with less.

The half penny is also a potentially valuable little gift. The bronze ha’ penny (a bit larger than a US quarter) was issued only 16 times between 1928 and 1967 and it is no longer in circulation. It is a rare coin and it will, most likely, continue to increase in value over time.

After decades in circulation, all our ha’ pennies have the expected amount of scrapes, scratches and weather marks but none are bent or badly dinged. No coin has been cut, pierced, drilled, machined or altered in any way which might diminish its current or future value.

At the same time, each coin has been gently hand cleaned and lightly hand polished. As a result, each coin has an ‘aged’ luster which nicely highlights the original 1928 Percy Metcalfe 'Sow and Piglets’ design on the reverse side of the coin and the iconic Celtic harp on the observe side.

There are two purchase options:

PURCHASE OPTION ONE: We believe in the Irish 'thank you' penny tradition. And so, if you choose the 'Coin Alone' option, we will send along a second 'thank you' half penny with your purchase. Your bonus half penny may be from a different issue year and may have a few more nicks, scrapes and weather marks but it's FREE. So, God bless.

PURCHASE OPTION TWO: If you are planning to give your half penny as a gift, you can choose the 'Coin & Pouch & Box' option and we will deliver your halfpenny (AND BONUS COIN) with a beautiful little (2" X 2 1/2") velvet draw-string coin pouch and an elegant little (3 1/2" X 3 1/2" X 1") gift box. (See sample photo.)

The little pouch is deep green velvet – not velour or velveteen. Each pouch is large enough for a coin and perhaps some other personal keepsake. Truth be, our little velvet pouch is a memorable keepsake itself.

The ‘white swirl’ gift box has a 'soft' fiber bed and is large enough for the velvet pouch with half penny and a personal note or card.

(See PACKAGING OPTIONS for pricing.)

As a desk ornament, golf ball marker, necklace pendant, key chain fob, wrist bracelet charm or just as an every day lucky pocket piece, the halfpenny is a unique and memorable keepsake or gift, particularly for anyone with even a little bit of Irish ancestry or interest.

And just so you know, with every Irish halfpenny we also send along our best wishes and an everlasting bit of Irish luck… which certainly can’t hurt in these days and times.


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Josephine Aulah Nov 12, 2021

5 out of 5 stars

I love this coin and put in in a frame along with a photo of the halfpenny bridge in Dublin. Beautiful memories of Ireland in the 60s!😊

kelli mcclendon Dec 15, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

Great stocking stuffer Idea or cute gift. They are so cute and look great!! Perfect size. Little bigger than I thought they would be which is great. Fast shipping. I recommend this seller.

Addie Pisel Jan 5, 2021

5 out of 5 stars

This was the perfect addition to my families’ stockings! Prompt shipping!

amckinney173 Nov 17, 2021

5 out of 5 stars

My coins arrived this morning and I am so happy with them! They are all in great condition and packaged well! Excited to give these to my family for Christmas!