IRELAND, Charles I, Confederate Catholics, Kilkenny Issues (1642-1643), Copper Halfpenny, crown over crossed sceptres, linear circle and legend surrounding both sides, rev crowned harp with C to left, R to right, 5.23g (DF 263; Nelson type I; S 6555). Quite weakly struck as usual, good fine, toned, rare

Irish Coin Daily: Copper Halfpenny of the Confederate Catholics, Kilkenny (1642-1643)

Date: c. 1642-1643 Description: Charles I, Confederate Catholics, Kilkenny Issues (1642-1643), Copper Halfpenny, crown over crossed sceptres, linear circle and legend surrounding both sides, rev crowned harp with C to left, R to right, 5.23g (DF 263; Nelson type I; S 6555). Quite weakly struck as usual Good Fine (gF) Toned Rare Country: Ireland Category: Anglo-Norman House…

Charles I (1625-1649), Confederate Catholics, ‘Rebel Money’, Crown, mm. pellet

O’Brien Rare Coin Review: Confederate Catholic Coinage of 1642-43 (Kilkenny/Rebel Money)

Introduction In the older literature, these coins are referred to as ‘Kilkenny Money’ but are now, more properly referred to as ‘Confederated Catholic Coinage’ or ‘Rebel Money.’ There are two opinions re who actually these enigmatic coins – one thinks they might have been minted by the Catholic Confederacy in Kilkenny from as early as September 1642…