Highland Cow Zip Purse
Purse size 11.4cm x 9.5cm
The Highland Cow is the oldest registered breed in the world. Their hair has an oiled, long outer layer to protect from rain while a downy undercoat provides warmth. Large horns help them forage for food during snowy winters.
The Old Irish Custom of putting a coin in a new Purse was also known as “handseling a purse”. ” To Deliver To The Hand ” A new purse would not be given to anyone without placing money in it for good luck. Money received during Handseling is supposed to insure monetary luck all for the rest of the year.
The five pence (5p) (cúig phingin) coin was a subdivision of the Irish Pound. It was introduced in Ireland on the 15th February 1971 and reused the design on the Shilling produced for the Irish Free State in 1928.
The composition of the five pence was 75% Copper and 25% Nickel
The 5p / Shilling coin withdrawn when the €uro was introduced in 2002.