Edward IV (1461-83), Penny, light cross and pellets coinage (1478), Trim Mint. (The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin)

Irish Coin Daily: Edward IV, Silver Penny – Light Cross & Pellets (annulets) Coinage, Trim Mint

Date: c. 1478 Description: Third Cross and Pellets coinage, Trim, mm. not visible, no marks on obv., 0.40g (UKDFD 20310; Burns –; S –). Good fine, excessively rare; one of two recorded specimens Obverse: Crowned facing bust Reverse: nothing in centre no extra pellets Note: An extremely rare issue struck from local dies and given…

Ireland, Henry VII (1485-1509), Groat, three crowns issue, Waterford, 1.74g, coat-of-arms in quatrefoil, mullets in lower angles, rev. civitas waterforde, three crowns within plain double tressure (S.6421)

Irish Coin Daily: Silver Groat of Henry VII, Three Crowns Issue, 1483-1487 (Waterford Mint)

Date: c. 1483-1487 Description: Henry VII (1485-1509), Groat, three crowns issue, Waterford, 1.74g, coat-of-arms in quatrefoil, mullets in lower angles, rev. civitas waterforde, three crowns within plain double tressure (S.6421), Worn dies, minor flan splits Otherwise Good Fine (gF) Rare Country: Ireland Category: Anglo-Norman House of Tudor Henry VII (1485-1509) Hammered Further Reading:  

Edward IV (Second reign), Silver Groat, Light Cross & Pellets (annulets) coinage, Limerick Mint

Irish Coin Daily: Edward IV, Silver Groat – Light Cross & Pellets (annulets) Coinage

Date: c. 1475-78 Description: Edward IV (Second reign), Silver Groat, Light Cross & Pellets (annulets) coinage. (24.5mm, 1.93 g, 10h). Limerick mint. Struck 1475-1478. SCBI 22 (Copenhagen), 400; D&F 133; SCBC 6342. Toned, minor edge chip and flan crack Near VF (aVF) Rare Obverse: Crowned facing bust, L on breast; quatrefoils flanking neck; all within…

Ireland, Edward IV (Second reign) Silver Penny, Small Cross on Rose - Radiant Sun coinage. Dublin mint. Struck c. 1478

Irish Coin Daily: Edward IV, Silver Penny – Small Cross on Rose / Radiant Sun (pellet-in-annulet at centre)

Date: c. 1478 Description: Edward IV (Second reign) silver penny (12.5mm, 0.54 g) Small Cross on Rose/Radiant Sun coinage. Dublin mint. Struck c. 1478. SCBI –; D&F 113; SCBC 6289. Deeply toned, clipped, creased, with associated surface crack Near VF (aVF) Extremely rare type Obverse: Rose with small cross pattée at centre Reverse: Sun with…

Gold coins circulating in Ireland during the reign of Henry VI, c. 1460 (when he fixed exchange rates)

Monetary Crisis (1460), as Henry VI fixes exchange rates for foreign coins in Ireland

Introduction: The price of gold rose from the 1430s onward, so gold coins were worth more in Europe than in England, which resulted in a gold shortage in England as coins were exported for profit. This is known as an ‘arbitrage market’ and is also an early example of Gresham’s Law – it caused a…

O'Reilly Money - Henry VI, annulet issue, Calais mint, ex Belfast Natural History and Philosophical Society

Monetary Crisis in Ireland, as Henry VI struggles with money supply and fiscal control

Introduction: During the reign of Henry VI many parliamentary regulations were made in Ireland, relating to money; but most of these acts, as well as those of the three former reigns, are either lost or destroyed. 1422 By an English statute of his second year, it was enacted, that the ounce of silver should be…

Edward IV - Drogheda - Large Rose Penny 1478-1483 AD. Group VII coinage. (obv) EDWARD DI GR DNS HYBE (rev) VILL ADR (OGH EDA) 4 known

Irish Coin Daily: Edward IV Large Rose Penny (Drogheda Mint)

Date: 1478-1483 Country: Ireland Category: Anglo-Norman House of York Edward IV 2nd Reign Seventh Coinage (Large Rose Penny) Drogheda Mint Hammered     Further Reading: Blog Post: Edward IV issues Irish coins of the English standard (1463) Blog Post: Edward IV issues Irish coins of a lower standard (1467) Image Gallery: 1461–1470 Edward IV (York, first reign) O’Brien…