Irish Coin Daily: Richard III, Second Issue – ‘Three Crowns’ coinage (1483-1485) Silver Groat (Dublin mint)


Date: c. 1483-85

Richard III, Three Crowns coinage (First issue, 1483-1485) Silver Groat (Dublin mint). The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin, Ireland.

Richard III, Three Crowns coinage (First issue, 1483-1485) Silver Groat (Dublin mint)

Description:

Richard III (1483-1485) Silver Groat – Second Issue – ‘Three Crowns’ coinage. Dublin mint. Struck 1483-1485. This coin is the second type of Richard III and is interpreted as an implementation of Edward IV’s final coinage act of 1483.

  • Diameter: 22 mm
  • Weight: 1.73 g

Near Very Fine (nVF).

  • Toned.
    • Very rare.

References:

  • SCBI –; cf. D&F 176-9; SCBC 6412

Obverse:

  • Crowned coat-of-arms within quatrefoil; mullets in lower angles
  • Legend:
    • RICΛR D RЄX [ΛnGL FRΛn]

Reverse:

  • Three crowns over cross botonnée; below, retrograde Є engraved over h
  • Legend:
    • DOmIn VS : [hУBЄ] R nIЄ (double saltire stops),

Country:

  • Ireland

Category:

  • Anglo-Norman
    • House of York
  • Richard III (1483-1485)
  • Hammered

 


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