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T / IFF (N-107)

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Type Coin
Title T / IFF (N-107)
Date 1971
Country England
/Catalog #
Denomination 1/2p
Description The Irish Freedom Fighters was a small Nationalist paramilitary who first surfaced in Belfast in 1965 / 1966. They reappeared a number of times in the 1970's and 1980's but their affiliations or membership was never identified. It's thought that the group was formed either from disgruntled members of PIRA or was simply a loose collection of militant Nationalists operating independently of others. They often signed their claims of responsibility as "Captain Green, Newry Division of the IFF" or something similar. The name Green might have been a reference to IRA volunteer John Green who was shot dead in 1975 by British security forces. The IFF was no longer active after September, 1986. T / IFF is struck heavily on a very small 17mm Halfpenny with odd looking punches. The punches are deep and disfiguring. The meaning of the T is unknown to me. Purchased from Mik Jon / Paignton, Devon, Uk. (Sp. 9, 2021) ($1).

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