Project Description

In 1722, the British government granted William Wood permission to proceed with a patent to coin £100,800 worth of copper halfpence for Ireland.

Where to see it: National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts & History, Collins Barracks, Benburb Street, Dublin 7, 01-6777444, museum.ie

‘Ireland in 100 Objects’ is now available as an interactive app for iPad, iPhone, Kindle Fire, and most Android tablets, and as an ebook.

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