Perfect 73rd Birthday Gift. 1948 Irish Sixpence coin. This pendant is made from genuine old Irish Sixpence coins. The coin features the Celtic Harp, the national emblem of Ireland which symbolises the history, culture and heritage of the Emerald Isle. This pendant was made by hand not machine, the coin has been cleaned and hand polished to bring it back to its former glory. The coin is then mounted into the pendant and comes in a beautiful presentation box with a snake chain included. Note: The Sixpence coin is bigger than the threepence coins with a diameter of 21.0mm. You are covered with our 100% satisfaction guarantee.
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Cavan the All Ireland Senior Football Championship
Waterford won the All Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Gerry Adams (Leader of Sinn Fein)
Al Gore (American Politician)/Alice Cooper (American Singer)
Cat Stevens (Singer)/David Davis (Conservative MP)
Donna Karan (Fashion Designer)/Ian McEwan (Author)
James Taylor (Singer)/Jeremy Irons (Actor)
Ozzy Osbourne (Singer)
Samuel L Jackson (Actor)
William Gibson (Science Fiction Writer)
Prince Charles (UK Royalty)
The Luck of the Irish
The Time of Your Life
Nationalisation of UK railways to form British Railways
Indian pacifist and leader Mahatma Gandhi is murdered on 26th January by a Hindu extremist
Israel is declared as an independent state.
The Land Rover Series I is shown for the first time at the Amsterdam Car Show
Western European Treaty is signed
The Foreign Assistance Act ( The Marshall Plan ) is agreed to provide more than $13 billion in aid to war torn Europe between 1948 and 1951
The UN creates the WHO World Health Organization
The United Nations General Assembly adopts the Universal Declaration on Human Rights
British National Health Service Act creating the NHS Created
India attacks the Pakistan City of Hyderabad
Instances of Polio ( Infantile Paralysis ) increase around the world.
The United States and Great Britain begins a massive airlift of food, water, and medicine on June 26th to the citizens of West Berlin following the Soviet Blockade.
Burma Gains Independence
Holden cars starts manufacture in Australian
NASCAR holds its first race for modified stock cars at Daytona Beach
Earthquake in Turkmenistan USSR Kills 110,000
6.7 magnitude earthquake hits Ecuador in the Andes creating landslides burying 100,000 homes
Sri Lanka Gains Independence From Great Britain
The National Party of the Dutch Afrikaners begins the policy of apartheid in South Africa
The Summer Olympics are held in London, England
The Winter Olympic Games are held in St. Moritz, Switzerland
Porsche is founded
1 million households own Televisions was 5,000 just 3 years earlier