Irish Coin:A rare 1985 Twenty Pence Trial Piece Coin, the obverse with profile of a horse and '20p', the reverse with central harp and 'Eire' dated '1985' with riveted and smooth edge, some streaks, mellowed tone, good example.
* These Coins were issued in advance of production to various companies and organisations to facilitate calibration of vending machines and other coin operated devices such as telephones, meters etc. According to sources in the Central Bank less than 50 pieces of the 500 or so issued were not returned. To date about ten examples in private hands have been recorded, making it one of the rarest Irish modern coins, even scarcer than the 1943 florin.
Provenance: Important Private Coin Collection, Co. Laois.