The new Central Bank of Ireland building on Dublin North Quays

Exciting news for Irish Numismatic historians as the Central Bank of Ireland opens its archives for public research

The Central Bank of Ireland has opened its archives to the public for the first time and we hope that many unanswered questions of Irish numismatic interest can, at last, be answered. These archives include a range of materials created and acquired by the bank – such as objects, documents and ledgers dating from 1786…

O’Brien Rare Coin Review: Does an Irish (small) 1991 5p coin exist?

The Irish five pence coin, first introduced in 1971, was 5.65518 grams in weight with a diameter of 2.3595 centimetres. This matched the British five pence coin. As a modern coin it became apparent in the late 1980s that the coin’s physical dimensions were large relative to its value. On 30th April, 1992, Minister for Finance…

Inchiquin Money, Shilling, 5.52g., 30mm, issue of 1642, struck at Dublin, stamped 3 dwt:. 21 gr: in pellet bordered circle both sides, (S.6533), good very fine, rare.

Irish Coin Daily: Inchiquin Money, Shilling

Date: c. 1642 Description: Inchiquin Money, Shilling, 5.52g., 30mm, issue of 1642, struck at Dublin, stamped 3 dwt:. 21 gr: in pellet bordered circle both sides, (S.6533) Good Very Fine (gVF) Rare Obverse: Stamped 3 dwt:. 21 gr: in pellet bordered circle Reverse: Stamped 3 dwt:. 21 gr: in pellet bordered circle Country: Ireland Category:…