O'Reilly Money - Henry VI, annulet issue, Calais mint, ex Belfast Natural History and Philosophical Society

Monetary Crisis in Ireland, as Henry VI struggles with money supply and fiscal control

Introduction: During the reign of Henry VI many parliamentary regulations were made in Ireland, relating to money; but most of these acts, as well as those of the three former reigns, are either lost or destroyed. 1422 By an English statute of his second year, it was enacted, that the ounce of silver should be…

Edward IV - Drogheda - Large Rose Penny 1478-1483 AD. Group VII coinage. (obv) EDWARD DI GR DNS HYBE (rev) VILL ADR (OGH EDA) 4 known

Irish Coin Daily: Edward IV Large Rose Penny (Drogheda Mint)

Date: 1478-1483 Country: Ireland Category: Anglo-Norman House of York Edward IV 2nd Reign Seventh Coinage (Large Rose Penny) Drogheda Mint Hammered     Further Reading: Blog Post: Edward IV issues Irish coins of the English standard (1463) Blog Post: Edward IV issues Irish coins of a lower standard (1467) Image Gallery: 1461–1470 Edward IV (York, first reign) O’Brien…

Edward IV 1467 Irish double groat, sun & roses coinage, Dublin mint

Edward IV issues Irish coins of a lower standard (1467)

Introduction: Realising that having an Irish currency equal to English standard weights resulted in a massive drain of silver out of Ireland and, consequently, reducing the amount of coinage in circulation + causing a recession, Edward IV moved towards remedying this by announcing a new (lower intrinsic value) coinage for Ireland in 1467: double-groats (eight…