GB & Northern Ireland crowns. (The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin)

O’Brien Coin Guide: GB & Northern Ireland Crowns of Elizabeth II

Introduction: By the time Elizabeth II came to the throne in 1953, the crown coin was redundant as it was too big and heavy for loose change – so none circulated. It had become a purely commemorative issue and was only issued periodically. The ‘St George & the Dragon’ reverse design was also dropped –…

1937 GB & Northern Ireland brass threepence (The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin).

O’Brien Coin Guide: GB & Northern Ireland Brass Threepence (George VI)

Background: By the end of George V’s reign the threepence had become unpopular in England because of its small size but it remained popular in Scotland. It was consequently decided to introduce a more substantial ‘thru’penny bit’ which would have a more convenient weight/value ratio than the silver coinage. The silver threepence continued to be…

Edward IV (1461-83), Penny, light cross and pellets coinage (1478), Trim Mint. (The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin)

Irish Coin Daily: Edward IV, Silver Penny – Light Cross & Pellets (annulets) Coinage, Trim Mint

Date: c. 1478 Description: Third Cross and Pellets coinage, Trim, mm. not visible, no marks on obv., 0.40g (UKDFD 20310; Burns –; S –). Good fine, excessively rare; one of two recorded specimens Obverse: Crowned facing bust Reverse: nothing in centre no extra pellets Note: An extremely rare issue struck from local dies and given…