Irish Five Pence for Her Shoe

Irish Wedding Gifts
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Irish brides customarily wear a talisman coin in their shoe to bless the loving union with wealth and success. Tradition calls for an Irish sixpence, but those coins may be difficult to obtain as they have been out of circulation since 1969. The next best lucky coin is an Irish five pence.

This Irish five pence preserves an Irish wedding tradition. These Irish coins were minted after the end of the pence system in 1969 and prior to the implementation of the Euro in 2000.

According to the included poem an Irish bride should have something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, and a sixpence for her shoe. The sixpence, along with the Irish five pence, are no longer in circulation.

The Irish five pence is received with an embroidered keep sake pouch.