1937 GB & Northern Ireland brass threepence (The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin).

O’Brien Coin Guide: GB & Northern Ireland Brass Threepence (George VI)

Background: By the end of George V’s reign the threepence had become unpopular in England because of its small size but it remained popular in Scotland. It was consequently decided to introduce a more substantial ‘thru’penny bit’ which would have a more convenient weight/value ratio than the silver coinage. The silver threepence continued to be…

Edward IV (1461-83), Penny, light cross and pellets coinage (1478), Trim Mint. (The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin)

Irish Coin Daily: Edward IV, Silver Penny – Light Cross & Pellets (annulets) Coinage, Trim Mint

Date: c. 1478 Description: Third Cross and Pellets coinage, Trim, mm. not visible, no marks on obv., 0.40g (UKDFD 20310; Burns –; S –). Good fine, excessively rare; one of two recorded specimens Obverse: Crowned facing bust Reverse: nothing in centre no extra pellets Note: An extremely rare issue struck from local dies and given…

1841 GB & Ireland Copper Penny (Victoria) - no colon after REG

O’Brien Coin Guide: GB & Ireland Copper Pennies of Victoria

Introduction: GB & Ireland copper pennies (1825-60) are very sought after by collectors. They are often found in attic clearances and car boot sales in Ireland. The comparatively soft metal results in few coins surviving in higher grades. Many varieties exist and the main ones have been listed below. Victorian Copper Pennies: Victoria became Queen…

IRELAND, Hiberno-Norse silver penny. Sihtric III Olafsson. 995-1036. (22mm, 1.60 g, 9h). Phase I, Class A coinage, Crux type. Difelin (Dublin) mint signature; ‘Fastolf,’ moneyer. Struck circa 995/7-1020. + EDELRED REX ΛNG, draped bust right; scepter before / + FΛZTΘL–DINLIИ–, voided cross; C R V X in angles. SCBI 8 (BM), 9-11 (same dies); SCBI 22 (Copenhagen), 5 (same dies); SCBI 32 (Belfast), 14 (same dies); SCBC 6102. Good VF, attractively toned, legends weakly engraved. Very rare.

Irish Coin Daily: Hiberno-Norse Silver Penny (Phase I, Class A – CRUX Type) in the name of Aethelred (FASTOLF)

Date: c.995-1020 Description: Hiberno-Norse silver penny, in the name of Sihtric III Olafsson (995-1036) Phase I, Class A coinage, Crux type. Difelin (Dublin) mint signature; ‘Fastolf,’ moneyer. Struck circa 995/7-1020 Diameter: 22mm Weight: 1.60 g SCBI 8 (BM), 9-11 (same dies); SCBI 22 (Copenhagen), 5 (same dies); SCBI 32 (Belfast), 14 (same dies); SCBC 6102. Good…