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1951 Shilling Pendant

69.00

Perfect 70th Birthday Gift. 1951 Irish Shilling coin. This pendant is made from genuine old Irish 1 Shilling 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 Shilling has a diameter of 23.7mm. You are covered with our 100% satisfaction guarantee.

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1951

FAMOUS IRISH PEOPLE BORN THAT YEAR INCLUDE

Bertie Ahern (Former Taoiseach of Ireland)
Mary McAleese (Former President of Ireland)
Enda Kenny (Leader of Fine Gael and Current Taoiseach)
Paul Muldoon (Writer)

ALSO, BORN THAT YEAR WERE

Charles de Lint (Canadian Writer)/Esther Dyson (Businesswoman)
Gordon Brown (Former Prime Minister of UK)/Fran Leowitz (American Writer)
Jane Seymour (Actress/Author)/Kevin Keegan (Footballer/Coach)
Phil Collins (Singer)/Steve Prefontaine (Runner)
Yakov Smirnoff (American Comedian)

INVENTIONS IN 1951 INCLUDED

Super glue
Power steering
Video tape recorder

ALSO THAT YEAR

Libya Gains Independence from Italyforcing him to live in India
President Harry S Truman fires General Douglas MacArthur as commander of United Nations Forces
United Nations forces recapture Seoul during the Korean War
Direct dial coast-to-coast telephone service begins in the United States.
First Color Television Pictures broadcast from Empire State Building
The term Rock N Roll is coined by Cleveland Disc Jockey Alan Freed
The Dennis the Menace comic strip appears in newspapers across the U.S. for the first time.
The Festival of Britain opens at the Royal Festival Hall
Largest oil refinery in Europe opens at Fawley in Southampton, UK
The Great Flood of 1951 in Midwest United States
Popular Films
An American in Paris
The African Queen
A Streetcar Named Desire
The Day the Earth Stood Still
Popular TV
I Love Lucy
What’s My Line? debuts on BBC Television.