Irish Coin Daily: Inchiquin Money, First issue, Halfcrown, 9dwt: 16gr. Type 1 – Wire & Bead Border (Thin numerals)


Date: 1642

Inchiquin Money, First issue, Halfcrown, irregular flan stamped 9dwt: 16gr within beaded and wire-line borders, 14.31g (Bull 1; S 6533; DF 277a; KM. 40).

Inchiquin Money, First issue, Halfcrown, irregular flan stamped 9dwt: 16gr within a double circle of beaded and wire-line borders

 

Description:

Inchiquin Money, First issue, Halfcrown, irregular flan stamped 9dwt: 16gr within beaded and wire-line borders. Type 1: Wire & Bead borders (double circle)

  • Weight: 14.31 g
  • Better than Very Fine (gVF)
    • Toned
    • Very rare

References:

  • Bull 1; S 6533; DF 277a; KM. 40

Obverse:

  • An irregular flan stamped 9dwt: 16gr within a double circle
  • Inner circle: wire-line borders
  • Outer circle: beaded
  • Thin numerals

Reverse:

  • An irregular flan stamped 9dwt: 16gr within a double circle
  • Inner circle: wire-line borders
  • Outer circle: beaded
  • Thin numerals

Country:

  • Ireland

Category:

  • Anglo-Norman
    • House of Stuart
  • Charles I
    • Inchiquin Money
    • Also known as:
      • Coins of Necessity
      • Siege Money
  • Hammered

 


Notes:

There were three separate emergency issues in 1642 and they are erroneously (collectively) known as ‘Inchiquin Money’ which does cause confusion among new collectors. The issue of all three by the then Lord Justices in 1642 is now well established and each of these issues vary according to the way their monetary value (denomination) was displayed.

The first type, however, is still known as Inchiquin Money and is often referred to as Weight Money due to the weight of the coins being stamped on each piece – front and back! Meanwhile, the mercurial Lord Inchiquin (a.k.a. Murrough of the Burnings) – who changed sides several times during this complicated rebellion – is still known for this ‘siege money’ or ’emergency coinage’.


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