some more punt coins- both decimal and pre-decimal.
the punt circulated in the irish state from 1938-2002, and featured irish livestock and wild animals such as the irish wolfhound, salmon, red deer, woodcock, the hare, bull, chicken and sow.
the use of livestock imagery harkens back to the bartering system in pre-colonial ireland.
the illustrations were chosen by way of competition, and an english artist- percy metcalfe, designed the first coins to be struck.
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SÉ WALL POST BOX [I CANNOT REMEMBER SEEING AN SÉ WALL BOX BEFORE]-159076 by William Murphy
Following Irish independence in 1922, existing British pillar boxes were retained, and when the Irish Free State left the Commonwealth following the declaration of the Republic of Ireland in 1949 existing pillar and wall boxes were then painted green. Many of these are extant around the country, retaining the monogram of the monarch who reigned at the time of the box's installation. The Department of Posts and Telegraphs continued installing similar pillar boxes and wall boxes, but with the initials SÉ (for Saorstát Éireann), a harp or the P & T logo, instead of a monarch's monogram. Since 1984 An Post, the current Irish postal administration, use the An Post logo to adorn their posting boxes.
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