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…

Lambert Simnal, King of Ireland - during the reign of Henry VII (1485-1509), but struck under the authority of Gerald Mór FitzGerald, 8th Earl of Kildare (c. 1456–1513).

Irish Rare Coin Review: Silver Groat of Lambert Simnal, King of Ireland, c. 1487

Introduction: When Edward IV died, in 1483, his two surviving sons, Edward and Richard, then aged 12 and 9, were lodged in the Tower of London, under the protection of their uncle, Richard, Duke of Gloucester. The eldest boy, Edward, was King Edward V (although he was never crowned) After the legitimacy of his father’s…

IRELAND. Edward IV. First reign, 1461-1470. AR Groat (26mm, 2.40 g, 1h). Heavy ‘Cross and Pellets’ coinage. Dublin mint; im: pierced cross fitchy. Struck 1465. + ЄDWΛRDVS : DЄI : GRΛ : DnS : ҺУBЄRnIЄ (double saltire stops), crowned facing bust within tressure of arches, with inward facing lis on cusps, pellets in three lower spandrels / + POSVI [DЄV]m : Λ DIVTOR • Є mЄVm/ CIVI TΛS DVBL InIЄ (pellet and double saltire stops), long cross pattée with trefoils in angles, additional pellets in second and third angles. SCBI 22 (Copenhagen), –; D&F 133; SCBC 6291. VF, toned, edge splits.

Irish Coin Daily: Silver Groat of Edward IV, Heavy Portrait ‘Cross & Pellets’ coinage (Dublin mint) 1465-66

Date: c. 1465-66 Description: Edward IV. First reign, 1461-1470. Silver Groat (26mm, 2.40 g, 1h). Heavy Portrait ‘Cross and Pellets’ coinage. Dublin mint; im: pierced cross fitchy. SCBI 22 (Copenhagen), –; D&F 133; SCBC 6291. Very Fine (VF) Toned, edge splits Obverse: Crowned facing bust within tressure of arches, with inward facing lis on cusps, pellets in three…

Ireland. Henry VII (1485-1509) AR Groat. Dublin, c.1485-1487. [RЄX] ΛnGL IЄ FRΛ nC[IЄ], coat of arms over long cross with triple pellet ends / [DOmI] nVS hУBЄ RnIЄ, three crowns over long cross with triple pellet ends. S 6415. 1.92g, 22mm, 11h. Good Very Fine. Of exceptional quality and visual appeal.

Irish Coin Daily: Silver Groat of Henry VII (1485-1509), Dublin Mint

Date: c. 1485-1487 Description: Henry VII Silver Groat. Dublin mint, c.1485-1487. [RЄX] ΛnGL IЄ FRΛ nC[IЄ], coat of arms over long cross with triple pellet ends / [DOmI] nVS hУBЄ RnIЄ, three crowns over long cross with triple pellet ends. S 6415. 1.92g, 22mm, 11h. Good Very Fine (gVF) Of exceptional quality and visual appeal. Country: Ireland…

Irish Coin Daily: Silver Groat of Edward IV (1461-1483)

Date: c. 1460-1463 Description: Edward IV Silver Groat. Dublin mint, c.1460-1463. Large crown within tressure of nine arches, each arch ending in triple pellets / CIVI TΛS DVBL InIЄ (double saltire stops) large cross pattée; triple pellets in quarters; central annulet in second and third quarters. S 6272. 2.44g, 23mm, 8h. Very Fine, albeit with some clipping. Extremely…