Ireland, James I (1603-25), Sixpence, 2.22g, m.m. rose, mag brit, first bust right, rev. tveatvr etc, crowned harp (S.6517), attractively toned, good fine

Irish Coin Daily: Silver Sixpence, James I (2nd Irish Coinage) mm Rose (1605/6)

Date: c. 1605-06 Description: James I, second (silver) coinage, Sixpence. Attractively toned, good fine. Weight: 2.22g Mintmark: Rose (1605/6) S.6517 Obverse: First bust, facing right Legend: IACOBVS D G MAG BRIT FRA ET HIB REX Translation: James by the Grace of God King of Great Britain, France and Ireland Reverse: Crowned harp Legend: TVEATVR VNITA DEVS Translation:…

1826 George IV (Wyon portrait)

O’Brien Coin Guide: GB & Ireland Gold Sovereigns (George IV)

Introduction: The British gold sovereign is one of the most ‘collected’ gold coins in Ireland today. We used it when we were part of the UK and it would seem that we are still hoarding them. Named after the English gold sovereign, previously last minted in 1604, the name was revived with the Great Re-coinage…

Hiberno-Norse coinage, c. 1065 - 1095, Penny, Dublin, Phase V, Facing bust, birds type

Irish Coin Daily: Hiberno-Norse Silver Penny, Phase V – Facing bust + birds type

Date: c. 1065 – 1095 Description: Hiberno-Norse coinage, silver penny, Dublin, Phase V coinage. Obverse: Bearded, helmeted facing-bust Blundered and illegible legend around Reverse: Bird symbols Blundered and illegible legend around. Country: Ireland Category: Hiberno-Norse Phase 5 Hammered    Further Reading: O’Brien Coin Guide: Anglo-Saxon Coins & Their Links to Ireland O’Brien Coin Guide: Who Introduced Anglo-Saxon…

Viking Gold Trade Ingots

Irish Coin Daily: Viking Gold Trade Ingot

Date: c. AD 900 – 1050 Description: Viking Gold Trade Ingot, 10th-11th century AD – a rectangular-section ingot of gold with irregular ends. Weight: 23.47 grams Length: 30mm (approx. 1 inch) Metal content Gold ~ approx. 67-69% Silver ~ approx. 29-31% Copper ~ approx. 2% Country: Ireland + Hiberno-Norse Northumbria Category: Viking Proto-Currency Gold Trading Ingot…

Hiberno-Norse. Sihtric III Olafsson. 995-1036. AR Penny (20mm, 1.49 g). Phase I coinage, Crux type. Eoferwic (York) mint signature

Irish Coin Daily: Hiberno-Norse Silver Penny (Phase I, Class A – CRUX Type) in the name of Sihtric / Moneyer: ARTHOR of YORK

Date: c.996-1001   IRELAND, Hiberno-Norse. Sihtric III Olafsson. 995-1036. AR Penny (20mm, 1.49 g). Phase I coinage, Crux type. Eoferwic (York) mint signature; ‘Arthor,’ moneyer. Struck c. 995/6-1000. Cf. SCBI 32 (Ulster), 10 (for type, moneyer, and similar mint signature); SCBC 6101. VF, toned, minor surfaces flaw on the obverse. Extremely rare, and likely the only…