James I Silver Irish Shilling, First coinage, First bust, Mintmark Bell, 4.27g 28.4mm, S.6512. The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin, Ireland.

Irish Coin Daily: James I, Silver Shilling, First Bust / First Irish Coinage – m.m. Bell (1603-4)

Date: 1603-04 Description: James I Silver Shilling, First coinage, struck at the Tower Mint, London. No date but the mint mark: Bell denotes the year 1603-04. This issue of Irish shillings were of good silver but, being only three-quarters of the weight of an English shilling, they were accepted as legal tender in England and…

Ireland, James I (1603-25), Sixpence, 2.22g, m.m. rose, mag brit, first bust right, rev. tveatvr etc, crowned harp (S.6517), attractively toned, good fine

Irish Coin Daily: James I, Silver Sixpence, Third Bust / Second Irish Coinage – m.m. Rose (1605/6)

Date: c. 1605-06 Description: James I, second Irish coinage, Sixpence. No date, but the mint mark: Rose denotes the year 1605-06. Struck at the Tower Mint, London. Attractively toned, good fine. Weight: 2.22g Mintmark: Rose (1605/6) Reference: S.6517 Obverse: Crowned (third) bust of James I, facing right The third bust can be quickly identified via the ‘decorated…

Coat of Arms: The Dublin Goldsmiths' Guild was 16th in order of precedence of the Dublin guilds when it was re-incorporated in 1637.

17th C Irish Banknotes

Early Irish Proto-Banknotes The origins of Irish banking can be traced back as far as the 17th C in Dublin where the Dublin Guild of Goldsmiths (now the only surviving medieval guild in Dublin) issued receipts for deposits of coins. Initially the currency notes took the form of receipts issued by goldsmiths, coin exchangers and…

1601 Elizabeth I, Copper Penny (3rd Irish Coinage), Irish Coin Database, The Old Currency Exchange

Irish Coin Daily: Elizabeth I, Copper Penny (3rd Irish Coinage)

Date: 1601-02 Description: Country: Ireland Category: Anglo-Irish House of Tudor Elizabeth I Third Base Coinage (Shielded Issue) Tower of London Mint Hammered Notes: The coins are known as Irish pennies. The English minted them in 1601 and 1602 and tried to introduce them as currency in Ireland, however the Irish rejected the coins and they…