1927 Morbiducci's Irish pattern, penny (Copper-Aluminium)

Irish Coin Daily: Morbiducci’s Irish Pattern Penny in Copper-Aluminium (1927)

Date: 1927 Description: Saorstát Éireann (Irish Free State). Morbiducci Irish Penny Pattern (Prova / Proof) in Copper-Aluminium. Privately commissioned by Publio Morbiducci and struck at Lorioli Castelli’s (Milan) mint for the Irish Coin Design Competition of 1927. Diameter:  31 mm Weight:  ? g References: Not listed in any of the catalogues Unknown to Brady when…

1927 Morbiducci's Irish Sixpence (Bronze) Pattern

Irish Coin Daily: Morbiducci’s Irish Pattern Sixpence in Bronze (1927)

Date: 1927 Description: Saorstát Éireann (Irish Free State). Morbiducci Irish Sixpence Pattern (Prova / Proof) in Bronze. Privately commissioned by Publio Morbiducci and struck at Lorioli Castelli’s (Milan) mint for the Irish Coin Design Competition of 1927. Diameter: 21 mm Weight: 3.31 g References: Brady, Gerard, “The Morbiducci Patterns, An Enquiry,” in NumCirc LXXXIV.6 (June…

Morbiducci Irish Pattern Coin Set (obv + rev) - one of each coin type.

O’Brien Coin Guide: Alloy Varieties of the Morbiducci Proof/Patterns (1927)

Introduction: When he entered the Irish Coin Design competition of 1927, Publio Morbiducci put forward eight reverse designs: namely a farthing, halfpenny (sheep/ram), penny, threepence, sixpence, shilling, florin and halfcrown design. To date, no pattern / proof farthings or halfpennies have been found As such, there are only 6 coins in the basic set to…

Confederate Catholics crown. 24.57 g. (Rebel Money). Large cross (thin), large V, small S above. S 6558, DF 313, KM 66

Irish Coin Daily: Confederate Catholic Crown (Rebel Money). Large cross (thin), large V, small ‘S’ above

Date: 1642-43   Description: Rebel Money Crown; issued (from silver plate) by the Catholic Confederacy of Kilkenny from 1642-43 due to currency shortages. A large cross, vestiges of a beaded edge. A large V, small ‘serifed’ S above. Weight: 24.57 g References: S 6558; DF 313; KM 66 Well-struck on a slightly smaller flan than…

Confederate Catholics crown. 23.34 g. 44 mm. (Rebel Money). Large cross, large V, small S above; large pellet below the S.

Irish Coin Daily: Confederate Catholic Crown (Rebel Money). Large cross (thick), large V, small S above; large pellet below the S

Date: 1642-43 Description: Rebel Money Crown; issued (from silver plate) by the Catholic Confederacy of Kilkenny from 1642-43 due to currency shortages. A large cross, vestiges of a beaded edge. A large V, small S above; large pellet below the S. Diameter: c. 44 mm (partial flan) Weight: 23.34 g References: S. 6558; D&F 313…

Ormonde Money, Groat, small lozenge between CR, tall, thin numerals and medium 'D' on reverse

Irish Coin Daily: Ormonde Money, Groat, small lozenge between CR, tall, thin numerals and medium ‘D’ on reverse

Date: 1643-44 Description: Ormonde Money Groat, small lozenge between CR; with tall, thin numerals and medium-sized ‘D’ on the reverse. Weight: 1.73 g References: S. 6548. D&F 304 Well-struck on a partial flan. Lots of wear & tear, plus a few knocks – suggesting substantial circulation. Despite the substantial wear and damage, this coin is…

Ormonde Money, Shilling, Pellet between CR, tall numerals, small 'D' on reverse.

Irish Coin Daily: Ormonde Money Shilling, Pellet between CR; tall numerals, small ‘D’ on reverse

Date: 1643-44 Description: Ormonde Money, Shilling, Pellet between CR; tall numerals, small ‘D’ on reverse Weight: 5.5 g References: S 6546 Well-struck on a full flan Good very fine (gVF) Toned. Obverse: Crowned C·R (for Charles Rex) within a double circle Pellet between ‘C’ and ‘R’ Serifed CR within the inner (wire) circle Reverse: Roman…

Ormonde Money, Sixpence, no dot between CR, r with curly tail, large numeral, small D, 2.83g (S 6547, DF 302, KM. 59). aVF

Irish Coin Daily: Ormonde Money Sixpence, No pellet, Curly R in CR, large numeral, small D

Date: 1643-44 Description: Ormonde Money, Sixpence, no dot between CR, the ‘R’ with curly tail, large numeral, small D. Weight: 2.83 g References: S 6547, DF 302, KM. 59 Well-struck, albeit on a partial flan Almost Very Fine (aVF) Toned. Obverse: Crowned C·R (for Charles Rex) within a double circle No pellet between the ‘C’…