The Irish penny was huge in relation to its value. The bronze coin was made of 95.5% copper, 3% tin and 1.5% zinc; it measures almost 1 1/4" diameter, about the size of a US half dollar. This pre-decimal Irish penny was abbreviated as 1d which is present on the reverse side along with a hen and five chicks and the Irish word for penny. The front of the coin features an Irish harp along with the Irish word for Ireland, Erie, along with the year the Irish penny was minted.
The 1d Irish penny was minted from 1928 until 1968; it is gift package with an information card, complements of The Irish Gift House.