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:…

Duke of Ormonde’s gold coinage of 1646-7, Pistole, Dublin, undated, stamped 4dwt 7grs both sides

Difficulties in grading old coins

For many collectors the topic of coin grading is a vexing one – it often seems so subjective and inconsistent. Of course, the most common and obvious targets for their ire are the dealers and auctioneers who, by way of describing their wares, are forced to commit their opinions of grade to paper. No ‘absolute’…

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What Irish banknotes & coins are most popular with collectors?

Please help ! First ever global survey on Irish coins and banknotes ! I am currently doing a post-grad diploma in digital marketing (NFQ, Level 9) research project and need feedback from Irish coin and banknote collectors. This is an academic research project It will not be used for commercial purposes The survey is 100%…