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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…

John as Lord of Ireland - Dublin / Norman - Cross Potent Halfpenny 1190-1198 AD. Second coinage, group I

Irish Coin Daily: Prince John’s Silver Halfpenny (Second Coinage, Dublin Mint / Norman)

Date: 1190-1198 Description: Country: Ireland Category: Anglo-Norman House of Anjou Angevin Richard I (the Lion Heart) John as Lord of Ireland Second Coinage (Dominus / Cross Potent Issue) Dublin Mint Moneyer: Norman Hammered Further Reading: O’Brien Coin Guide: Why did Henry II not issue coins under his own name for Ireland? O’Brien Rare Coin Review:…

Hiberno-Norse. Sihtric III Olafsson. 995-1036. AR Penny (18.5mm, 0.85 g, 12h). Phase II coinage, Long Cross type. Uncertain mint signature; 'Nerrnii,' moneyer. Struck circa 1018-1035. + HNTRC RE+ II·N[...], draped bust left; two pellets before, cross behind / + NER RNII II MO IEIT, voided long cross, with triple crescent ends; pellet in each angle. O'S –; SCBI 22 (Copenhagen), 82 (same dies); D&F 23; SCBC 6125. Good VF, toned, struck from worn dies.

Irish Coin Daily: Hiberno-Norse, Phase II Silver Penny (NERRNII)

Date: c. 1018-1035 Description: Hiberno-Norse. Sihtric III Olafsson. Silver penny (18.5mm, 0.85 g, 12h). Phase II coinage, Long Cross type. Uncertain mint signature; ‘Nerrnii,’ moneyer. O’S –; SCBI 22 (Copenhagen), 82 (same dies); D&F 23; SCBC 6125. Good VF (gVF) Toned, struck from worn dies. Obverse: draped bust left; two pellets before, cross behind + HNTRC…

Inchiquin Money, First issue, Crown, irregular flan stamped 19dwt: 8gr within double beaded border, 29.62g (S 6532; DF 273; KM. 41). Very fine or better for issue, toned, very rare

Irish Coin Daily: Inchiquin Money, First issue, Crown (Type 1)

Date: c. 1642 Description: Inchiquin Money, First issue, Crown, irregular flan, 29.62g (S 6532; DF 273; KM. 41). Very fine or better for issue Toned Very rare Obverse: irregular flan stamped 19dwt: 8gr within double beaded border (Type 1)     Reverse: irregular flan stamped 19dwt: 8gr within double beaded border (Type 1) Country: Ireland…

Edward VI (1547-53), coinage in the name of Henry VIII, Threehalfpence, 0.54g, crowned, bearded facing bust, rev. civitas dvblini, shield over long cross fourchée (D.F. -; S.6492), scratch on obverse, full coin, weak portrait, clear legends, fair / about fine, extremely rare

Irish Coin Daily: Edward VI’s Irish Three-halfpence, in the name and image of Henry VIII

Date: c. 1547 Description: Edward VI (1547-53), coinage in the name of Henry VIII, Three-halfpence, 0.54g, (D.F. -; S.6492), scratch on obverse, full coin, weak portrait, clear legends, Fair / about Fine Extremely rare Obverse: Posthumous old head of Henry VIII coinage, Bust of early London Tower style facing semi right HENRIC’ 8 D’ G’ AG’ ET…

Edward VI. 1547-1553. BI Threepence (19mm, 0.99 g, 6h). In the name and types of Henry VIII. Dublin mint. Struck 1547-circa 1550. Crowned and mantled bust facing slightly right / Coat-of-arms over long cross fourchée. SCBC 6489. Good Fine, toned, ragged edge.

Irish Coin Daily: Edward VI’s Irish Threepence, in the name and image of Henry VIII

Date: c. 1547-50? Description: Edward VI (1547-53), coinage in the name of Henry VIII, Threepence, (19mm, 0.99 g, 6h). Struck 1547-circa 1550. / . SCBC 6489. Good Fine, toned, ragged edge. Good Fine (gF) Scarce Obverse: Posthumous old head of Henry VIII coinage, Bust of early London Tower style facing semi right HENRIC’ 8 D’ G’…

Ireland. Edward VI sixpence, posthumous Henry VIII issue. Old Head Coinage" 1547-1550 portrait, type IV. Small bust facing semi right, has been cleaned, nice full flan and good overall definition. Seaby 6488, good very fine.

Irish Coin Daily: Edward VI’s Irish Sixpence, in the image and name of Henry VIII

Date: c. 1547-50   Description: Edward VI (1547-53), coinage in the name of Henry VIII, Sixpence, 0.54g, (S.6488), nice full flan, good overall definition but has been cleaned. Good Very Fine (gVF) Scarce Obverse: Posthumous old head of Henry VIII coinage, Bust of early London Tower style facing semi right HENRIC’ 8 D’ G’ AG’ ET FRA’…