Bank of Ireland One Pound, Eighth Issue, Type 2, dated 7 May 1838, Dublin and Westport, SN: A/G 51541, signature of A. Brett. The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin, Ireland.

Early Irish Banknotes: 1838 Bank of Ireland (Eighth Issue) One Pound note (Type 2) – Dublin & Westport

Date: 1838-1842 Description: A Bank of Ireland One Pound note (Eighth Issue), Type 2 Issued on 7th May 1838 Serial Number: A/G 51541 Signed by: A. Brett Obverse: The £1 note of this 8th issue of the Bank of Ireland series features This note is part of the new series issued from 1838, depicting statues…

GUNMONEY: THE EMERGENCY COINAGE OF 1689-1691 FOR THE IRISH CAMPAIGN OF JAMES II. by Philip Timmins. Published by: The Numismatic Society of Ireland (2017)

Book Review: Gunmoney (The Emergency Coinage of 1689-1691 for the Irish Campaign of James II)

Introduction: I don’t usually review books on Irish coinage but this one is an exceptional piece of work by Philip Timmins – one of Ireland’s leading experts on James II’s Gunmoney. There has, for many decades, been a lack of any indepth reference on this extensive series of fiat coinage and this book is, in…

John (as King, 1199-1216), REX Coinage, Silver Halfpenny, Limerick mint signature, Moneyer: Wace. The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin, Ireland.

Irish Coin Daily: King John’s Silver Halfpenny (Limerick Mint) Moneyer: Wace

Date: 1205-1211 Description: John (as King of Ireland), Silver Halfpenny, Limerick Mint signature (LI). Moneyer: Wace Weight: 0.70g Grade: Good Fine (gF) Rare References: S. 6232 D&F 51 Obverse: Crowned facing bust, holding cruciform scepter; rosette to right; all within triangle  Legend: IOJ HN NE Reverse: Pinwheel (sun) within crescent moon; three stars around; all…

John (as Lord of Ireland), Third coinage, Halfpenny, Downpatrick, Tomas, CAPVT IOHANNIS, rev. THOMAS ON DVN. Extremely rare. The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin, Ireland.

Irish Coin Daily: Prince John’s Silver Halfpenny (Third Coinage, Downpatrick Mint / Thomas)

Date: 1198-1199 Description: John (as Lord of Ireland), Silver Halfpenny, Third Coinage (Cross Pommée). Downpatrick Mint signature (DVN). Moneyer: Thomas. Weight: 0.72g Grade: Slightly off-centre, otherwise about very fine (aVF), An extremely rare mint References: S. 6219 Not listed in SCBI Ulster Not listed in Dowle & Finn Obverse: Facing, diademed head  Legend: CAPVT IOHANNIS…

An Hiberno-Norse Phase II Long Cross Penny, Sihtric of Dublin, with Dublin mint signature of Siult (Moneyer of Dublin). The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin, Ireland.

Irish Coin Daily: Hiberno-Norse Phase II Silver Penny, Sihtric of Dublin (Moneyer: SIULT)

Date: c. 1015-1035 Description: An Hiberno-Norse Phase II Long Cross Penny, Sihtric of Dublin, with Dublin mint signature of Siult (Moneyer of Dublin). Diameter: 19mm Extremely fine (EF), pretty much as struck RARE in any grade, but extremely rare in this high grade References: S.6122 Obverse: Draped bust left; cross behind neck Legend: + YHTRE:…

An Hiberno-Norse Phase II Long Cross Penny, Sihtric of Dublin, with Dublin mint signature of Godric (Moneyer of Dublin). The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin, Ireland.

Irish Coin Daily: Hiberno-Norse Phase II Silver Penny, Sihtric of Dublin (Moneyer: GODRIC)

Date: c. 1015-1035   Description: An Hiberno-Norse Phase II Long Cross Penny, Sihtric of Dublin, with Dublin mint signature of Godric (Moneyer of Dublin). Diameter: 19mm Extremely fine (EF), pretty much as struck Extremely rare in such a high grade References: S.6122 Obverse: Draped bust left; poorly executed quatrefoil behind neck Legend: + SIHTRC: REX:…

Hiberno-Norse penny, Phase III, Class E (Bust with Symbols), Type 6 - 2 pellets in front, quatrefoil + single pellet behind & 3 pellets on neck. Rev: Two pellets in first quadrant, Hand + one pellet in second, hand in third, and Quatrefoil + single pellet in fourth. The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin, Ireland.

Irish Coin Daily: Hiberno-Norse Phase III Silver Penny, Class E (Bust with Symbols), Type 6 (2 pellets in front, quatrefoil + single pellet behind & 3 pellets on neck).

Date: c. 1035-1060 Description: An Hiberno-Norse penny, Phase III, Class E (Bust with Symbols), Type 6 – 2 pellets in front, quatrefoil + single pellet behind & 3 pellets on neck. Rev: Two pellets in first quadrant, Hand + one pellet in second, hand in third, and Quatrefoil + single pellet in fourth. Blundered legends…