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, 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.…

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…

Ireland, Mary, 1553 Silver Shilling (M D LIII) in Roman numerals on the reverse. Crowned bust left, legend with inner and outer beaded circles surrounding, mint mark lis after Queen's name, double annulet stops. The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin, Ireland.

Irish Coin Daily: Mary I (1553-54), Silver Shilling of 1553, Mintmark Lis / Date in Roman Numerals

Date: 1553 (M: D: LIII.) Description: Mary (1553-54), Silver Shilling of Twelve Pence, dated 1553 in Roman numerals. Weight: 5.77g References: D&F 224; S.6495. Toned, some light weaknesses to strike and one tiny rim chip at top, otherwise with an excellent depiction of the Queen, the largest portrait bust of her upon a coin. Extremely…

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:  

Ireland, Henry VIII (1509-47), Groat, first harp issue, with Katherine Howard (1540), 1.96g, m.m. crown, crowned coat-of-arms, rev. crowned harp between royal cypher h k (S.6474)

Irish Coin Daily: Groat of Henry VIII & Anne Boleyn, First Harp Issue (1534-35)

Date: c. 1534-35 Description: Ireland, Henry VIII (1509-47), Groat, first harp issue, with Anne Boleyn (1534-5), 2.30g, m.m. crown, crowned coat-of-arms, rev. crowned harp between royal cypher h a (S.6472) Pleasing dark tone Obverse weak in places, the reverse better Good Fine (GF) Country: Ireland Category: Anglo-Norman House of Tudor Henry VIII Anne Boleyn Hammered…

Henry VIII (1509-47), Groat, first harp issue, with Katherine Howard (1540), 1.96g, m.m. crown, crowned coat-of-arms, rev. crowned harp between royal cypher h k (S.6474), good fine

Irish Coin Daily: Groat of Henry VIII & Katherine Howard, First Harp Issue (1540)

Date: 1540 Description: Ireland, Henry VIII (1509-47), Groat, first harp issue, with Katherine Howard (1540), 1.96g, m.m. crown, crowned coat-of-arms, rev. crowned harp between royal cypher h k (S.6474) Good Fine (GF) Country: Ireland Category: Anglo-Norman House of Tudor Henry VIII Katherine Howard Hammered Additional Information: Katherine Howard (c. 1523 – 13 February 1542) Queen of…