Elizabeth I, Second issue, Groat, 1561, mm. harp, reads reg and mev, 1.57g (S 6506, DF 250). Very fine with good portrait, rare

Irish Coin Daily: Elizabeth I, Second Issue, Groat, 1561, mm. harp / Legends “REG” + “MEV”

Date: 1561 Description: Elizabeth I (1558-1603), Second issue, fine silver Groat, dated 1561.Elizabeth I, Second issue, Groat, dated 1561, mm. Harp. Legends read “REG” (obv.) and “MEV” (rev.). Weight: 1.57g References: S 6506; DF 250 Very fine with good portrait, rare Obverse: Crowned bust of Elizabeth I, facing left Mintmark: Harp Legend: “ELIZABETH REG. AN.…

Ireland - Elizabeth I, Copper Penny dated 1601 mm. trefoil, 1.71g (S 6510, DF 255). Fine

Irish Coin Daily: Elizabeth I, Third issue, Copper Penny, 1601, mm. Trefoil

Date: 1601 Description: Elizabeth I (1558-1603), Third issue, copper Penny, dated 1602. The reason for this coinage was to deny good silver to the rebels in the north of Ireland so they would not have anything with which to buy arms from abroad. The idea was to flood Ireland with base money and get everything…

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, Third issue, Copper Penny, 1602, mm. martlet, 1.68g (S 6510a, DF 256)

Irish Coin Daily: Elizabeth I, Third issue, Copper Penny, 1602, mm. Martlet

Date: 1602 Description: Elizabeth I (1558-1603), Third issue, copper Penny, dated 1602. The reason for this coinage was to deny good silver to the rebels in the north of Ireland so they would not have anything with which to buy arms from abroad. The idea was to flood Ireland with base money and get everything…

Elizabeth I, Third issue, Penny, dated 1601, mm. star, 2.05g (S 6510, DF 255). About very fine

Irish Coin Daily: Elizabeth I, Third issue, Copper Penny, 1601, mm. Star

Date: 1601 Description: Elizabeth I (1558-1603), Third issue, copper Penny, dated 1602. The reason for this coinage was to deny good silver to the rebels in the north of Ireland so they would not have anything with which to buy arms from abroad. The idea was to flood Ireland with base money and get everything…

Elizabeth I, Third issue, Copper Halfpenny, 1601, mm. trefoil, 0.89g (S 6511, DF 257)

Irish Coin Daily: Elizabeth I, Third issue, Copper Halfpenny, 1601, mm. Trefoil

Date: 1601 Description: Elizabeth I (1558-1603), Third issue, copper Halfpenny, dated 1601. The reason for this coinage was to deny good silver to the rebels in the north of Ireland so they would not have anything with which to buy arms from abroad. The idea was to flood Ireland with base money and get everything…

Elizabeth I, Third issue, Sixpence, mm. star, trefoil, 3.14g (S 6508, DF 253). Weak in places and scratched on shield, nearly very fine, toned

Irish Coin Daily: Elizabeth I, Third issue, Sixpence, mm. Trefoil

Date: c. 1601-02 Description: Elizabeth I (1558-1603), Third issue, debased silver Sixpence, issued c. 1601-02. The reason for this coinage was to deny good silver to the rebels in the north of Ireland so they would not have anything with which to buy arms from abroad. The idea was to flood Ireland with base money…

Elizabeth I, Third issue, Threepence, mm. martlet, 1.31g (S 6509, DF 254). Striking split, good very fine and very rare

Irish Coin Daily: Elizabeth I, Third issue, Threepence, mm. Martlet

Date: c. 1601-02 Description: Elizabeth I (1558-1603), Third issue, debased silver Threepence, issued c. 1601-02. The reason for this coinage was to deny good silver to the rebels in the north of Ireland so they would not have anything with which to buy arms from abroad. The idea was to flood Ireland with base money…

Elizabeth I, Third issue, Shilling, mm. star, 5.83g (S 6507, DF 252). Good fine or better for issue

Irish Coin Daily: Elizabeth I, Third issue, Shilling, mm. Star

Date: c. 1601-02 Description: Elizabeth I (1558-1603), Third issue, debased silver Shilling, issued c. 1601-02. The reason for this coinage was to deny good silver to the rebels in the north of Ireland so they would not have anything with which to buy arms from abroad. The idea was to flood Ireland with base money…

Elizabeth I (1558-1603), Third issue, Shilling, mm. trefoil, 5.37g/6h (S 6507; DF 252). About very fine but surfaces heavily corroded

Irish Coin Daily: Elizabeth I, Third issue, Shilling, mm. Trefoil

Date: c. 1601-02 Description: Elizabeth I (1558-1603), Third issue, debased silver Shilling, issued c. 1601-02. The reason for this coinage was to deny good silver to the rebels in the north of Ireland so they would not have anything with which to buy arms from abroad. The idea was to flood Ireland with base money…