Colonel Thomas Blood, also known as 'Man who stole the Crown Jewels' - a feat that has not been repeated since the 17th C.

Col. Thomas Blood & the Theft of the Crown Jewels (9th May 1671)

Introduction You may wonder what this article has to do with coins, or Ireland. The story begins during the War of the Three Kingdoms – otherwise known as the Bishops’ War in Scotland, the Great Rebellion in Ireland, and the English Civil War. After the execution of Charles I in 1649 many of his Crown…

John (as Lord), Second coinage, Halfpenny, type 1b, Waterford, Wilmus, [—]llmvs on wa, 0.63g (S 6210, DF 39). Old Currency Exchange Dublin, Ireland. Irrish coin dealer Irish hammered coinage

Irish Coin Daily: Prince John’s Silver Halfpenny (Second Coinage, Waterford Mint / Willmus)

Date: c. 1190-99 Description: Country: Ireland Category: Anglo-Norman House of Anjou Angevin Richard I (the Lionheart) John as Lord of Ireland Second Coinage (Dominus / Cross Potent Issue) Waterford Mint Moneyer: Willmus Hammered     Further Reading: O’Brien Coin Guide: Why did Henry II not issue coins under his own name for Ireland? O’Brien Rare…

1927 Morbiducci pattern, halfcrown (silver). Rare Irish coin. Old Currency Exchange, Dublin, Ireland. Best Irish coin dealer

Irish Coin Daily: 1927 Pattern Halfcrown (in Silver) by Publio Morbiducci

Date: 1927 Description: Country: Ireland Category: Irish Free State / Saorstát Éireann Pattern Notes: This is a ‘pattern’ coin entered by the Roman sculptor Publio Morbiducci (1889-1963) for the competition to design Ireland’s new money in 1928. Although unsuccessful, Morbiducci’s designs are considered to be some of the finest in terms of their classical Italianate…

1927 Morbiducci pattern, penny (silver). Rare Irish coins - only 3 known. The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin, Ireland. Irish coin dealer. Banknotes, Tokens. Irish coin cabinet. ,

Irish Coin Daily: 1927 Pattern Penny (in Silver) by Publio Morbiducci

Date: 1927 Description: Country: Ireland Category: Irish Free State / Saorstát Éireann Pattern Notes: This is a ‘pattern’ coin entered by the Roman sculptor Publio Morbiducci (1889-1963) for the competition to design Ireland’s new money in 1928. Although unsuccessful, Morbiducci’s designs are considered to be some of the finest in terms of their classical Italianate…

1927 Morbiducci pattern florin in bronze - only 4 known. Extremely rare. The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin, Ireland

Irish Coin Daily: 1927 Pattern Florin (in Bronze) by Publio Morbiducci

Date: 1927 Description: Country: Ireland Category: Irish Free State / Saorstát Éireann Pattern Notes: This is a ‘pattern’ coin entered by the Roman sculptor Publio Morbiducci (1889-1963) for the competition to design Ireland’s new money in 1928. Although unsuccessful, Morbiducci’s designs are considered to be some of the finest in terms of their classical Italianate…