Ireland, Philip and Mary, groat, 1558, mm. rose, busts face to face, date divided by crown above, rev. crowned harp divides crowned P and M (S.6501D)

Irish Coin Daily: Philip & Mary, Groat (1558) mm. Rose

Date: 1558 Description: An Irish groat of Philip & Mary, dated 1558 and mintmark Rose Base 0.250 fine silver The toothed border around (as usual) is mostly not present This is probably due to clipping, more so than normal wear & tear Obverse: Facing busts of Philip II of Spain and Mary I, with pellet…

The Irish Coinages of Elizabeth I - three different issues / six different denominations

O’Brien Coin Guide: An Introduction to the Irish Coinages of Elizabeth I

Introduction: The Elizabethan series of Anglo-Irish coinage is a somewhat neglected space in terms of numismatic research since many of her issues were relatively small and their survival rate poor. As such, the availability of suitable study material is limited. The British Museum’s holdings are relatively modest The National Museum of Ireland only has a…

Elizabeth I, First issue, Shilling, mm. rose, reads reg, 8.45g (S 6503, DF 241). Old scratches on reverse, otherwise about very fine, rare

Irish Coin Daily: Elizabeth I, First issue, Shilling, mm. Rose. Legend “REG:”

Date: c. 1558 Description: Elizabeth I (1558-1603), First issue, Billon Shilling Weight: 8.45g References: S 6503, DF 241 Obverse nearly Very Fine (nVF) with some old scratches on reverse Rare Obverse: Crowned and mantled bust left (Bust 1B) Mintmark: rose Legend: ELIZABETH: D: G:·ANG.·FRA.·Z: HIB:·REG: Translation: “Elizabeth by the Grace of God, Queen of England,…

Elizabeth I (1558-1603), First issue, Shilling, mm. rose, bust 1B, reads regi, 9.05g/5h (S 6503; DF 240). Obverse nearly very fine with some surface marks, reverse better

Irish Coin Daily: Elizabeth I, First issue, Shilling, mm. Rose. Legend “REGI” (no stop)

Date: c. 1558 Description: Elizabeth I (1558-1603), First issue, Billon Shilling Weight: 9.05g References: S 6503; DF 240 Obverse nearly Very Fine (nVF) with some surface marks, reverse is a bit better Obverse: Crowned and mantled bust left (Bust 1B) Mintmark: rose Legend: ELIZABETH: D:·G:·ANG.·FRA.·Z. HIB:·REGI Translation: “Elizabeth by the Grace of God, Queen of…

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…

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 “REG:”

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.…

Philip and Mary, Shilling, dated 1555

Irish Coin Daily: Philip & Mary, Irish Silver Shilling of 1555, Mintmark Portcullis

Date: 1555   Description: Philip and Mary, Silver Shilling 1555, i.m. portcullis on reverse only, busts vis-à-vis under a crown, date below. This is a variety, with the obverse legend reading “RIGINA  AN” instead of the normal “REGINA . ANG:” Weight: 8.73 g Base coinage: 0.250 fine silver References: D&F 233;  S. 6500 Well struck…