Gold Ring Money - Penannular ring, thick-walled hollow gold cylinder with ridged decoration at each end, carefully formed into an annular ring with small opening. 3.74g. Late Bronze Age, 700-500 BC

Irish Coin Daily: Gold Ring Money – Penannular ring, thick-walled hollow gold cylinder with ridged decoration at each end

Date: c. 700 – 500 BC Description: Gold Ring Money – Penannular ring, thick-walled hollow gold cylinder with ridged decoration at each end, carefully formed into an annular ring with small opening. Weight: 3.74 g Diameter: 24.02 mm Late Bronze Age, 700-500 BC ? Ex Michael Nellist collection Formerly in the Simon Camm collection Formerly…

Elizabeth I, 2nd Irish Coinage (fine silver) Groat, dated 1561. Crowned bust to left / Three Harps posed on crowned shield, date either side

Irish Coin Daily: Elizabeth I, 2nd Irish Coinage (fine silver, 1561) Groat, dated 1561

Date: 1561 Description: Elizabeth I, 2nd Irish Coinage (fine silver) Groat, dated 1561. Crowned bust to left / Three Harps posed on crowned shield, date either side. Mintmark: Harp (Dublin mint). Obverse legend reads “RE” (instead of REG) Weight: 1.45 g Fine Silver: 0.916 fine References: D&F 251; S. 6506 Well struck on a broad…

Gold Ring Money - Small penannular ring consisting of gold foil, inlaid with electrum, wrapped around a copper alloy core

Irish Coin Daily: Gold Ring Money – Small penannular ring consisting of gold foil, inlaid with electrum, wrapped around a copper alloy core

Date: c. 1100 BC – 800/700 BC Description: Gold Ring Money – Small penannular ring consisting of gold foil, inlaid with electrum (a naturally-occurring alloy of gold and silver) wrapped around a copper alloy core. The inlay gives the ring a ‘banded’ appearance, though this has largely been worn away on the outside of the…

Gold Ring Money - Plain type, double band 7.88g

Irish Coin Daily: Gold Ring Money – Penannular (Plain type), double band of gold

Date: c. 1100 BC – 800/700 BC Description: Gold Ring Money – Plain type, double band, square cut at terminals Weight: 7.88g 12 mm. x 11 mm. by 7 mm. wide Dating Gold Ring Money: There is still much debate as to whether or not Gold Ring Money was actually used as money or not.…

Elizabeth I, 2nd Irish Coinage (fine silver, 1561) Shilling, dated 1561. Crowned bust to left / Three Harps posed on crowned shield

Irish Coin Daily: Elizabeth I, 2nd Irish Coinage (fine silver, 1561) Shilling, dated 1561

Date: 1561 Description: Elizabeth I, 2nd Irish Coinage (fine silver) Shilling, dated 1561. Crowned bust to left / Three Harps posed on crowned shield, date either side. Mintmark: Harp (Dublin mint). Diameter: 29 mm Weight: 4.65 g Fine Silver: 0.916 fine References: D&F 248;  S. 6505 Well struck on a broad flan and with good legends.…

2019 Phil Lynott €15 commemorative coin, silver (boxed)

Irish Coin Daily: 2019 €15 silver Commemorative Proof (Phil Lynott)

  Date: 2019 Issued by: The Central Bank of Ireland Issue Date: 27th November 2019 Coin launched by President Michael D. Higgins at St. Kevin’s College, Crumlin, the former school of Phil Lynott Issue Limit: 3,000 pieces Designer: Sandra Deiana (Italy) Quality: Proof strike Sterling Silver 0.925 fine Weight: 28.28 g Diameter: 38.61 mm  Description:…

2019 Centenary of First Trans-Atlantic Flight €15 Silver Proof

Irish Coin Daily: 2019 €15 silver Commemorative Proof (Centenary of the First Trans-Atlantic Flight)

Date: 2019 Issued by: The Central Bank of Ireland Issue Date: 14th June 2019 The coin was launched at the Alcock & Brown 100 Festival in Clifden, Co Galway Derville Rowland Director General, Financial Conduct at the Central Bank presented a silver coin to Group Captain A J H Tony Alcock, nephew of Captain John…