Elizabeth I, Second issue, Groat, 1561, mm. harp, reads reg and mev, 1.57g (S 6506, DF 250). Very fine with good portrait, rare

Irish Coin Daily: Elizabeth I, Second Issue, Groat, 1561, mm. harp / Legends “REG” + “MEV”

Date: 1561 Description: Elizabeth I (1558-1603), Second issue, fine silver Groat, dated 1561.Elizabeth I, Second issue, Groat, dated 1561, mm. Harp. Legends read “REG” (obv.) and “MEV” (rev.). Weight: 1.57g References: S 6506; DF 250 Very fine with good portrait, rare Obverse: Crowned bust of Elizabeth I, facing left Mintmark: Harp Legend: “ELIZABETH REG. AN.…

Ireland - Elizabeth I, Copper Penny dated 1601 mm. trefoil, 1.71g (S 6510, DF 255). Fine

Irish Coin Daily: Elizabeth I, Third issue, Copper Penny, 1601, mm. Trefoil

Date: 1601 Description: Elizabeth I (1558-1603), Third issue, copper Penny, dated 1602. The reason for this coinage was to deny good silver to the rebels in the north of Ireland so they would not have anything with which to buy arms from abroad. The idea was to flood Ireland with base money and get everything…

The Irish Coinages of Elizabeth I - three different issues / six different denominations

O’Brien Coin Guide: An Introduction to the Irish Coinages of Elizabeth I

Introduction: The Elizabethan series of Anglo-Irish coinage is a somewhat neglected space in terms of numismatic research since many of her issues were relatively small and their survival rate poor. As such, the availability of suitable study material is limited. The British Museum’s holdings are relatively modest The National Museum of Ireland only has a…

Elizabeth I, First issue, Shilling, mm. rose, reads reg, 8.45g (S 6503, DF 241). Old scratches on reverse, otherwise about very fine, rare

Irish Coin Daily: Elizabeth I, First issue, Shilling, mm. Rose. Legend “REG:”

Date: c. 1558 Description: Elizabeth I (1558-1603), First issue, Billon Shilling Weight: 8.45g References: S 6503, DF 241 Obverse nearly Very Fine (nVF) with some old scratches on reverse Rare Obverse: Crowned and mantled bust left (Bust 1B) Mintmark: rose Legend: ELIZABETH: D: G:·ANG.·FRA.·Z: HIB:·REG: Translation: “Elizabeth by the Grace of God, Queen of England,…

Elizabeth I (1558-1603), First issue, Shilling, mm. rose, bust 1B, reads regi, 9.05g/5h (S 6503; DF 240). Obverse nearly very fine with some surface marks, reverse better

Irish Coin Daily: Elizabeth I, First issue, Shilling, mm. Rose. Legend “REGI” (no stop)

Date: c. 1558 Description: Elizabeth I (1558-1603), First issue, Billon Shilling Weight: 9.05g References: S 6503; DF 240 Obverse nearly Very Fine (nVF) with some surface marks, reverse is a bit better Obverse: Crowned and mantled bust left (Bust 1B) Mintmark: rose Legend: ELIZABETH: D:·G:·ANG.·FRA.·Z. HIB:·REGI Translation: “Elizabeth by the Grace of God, Queen of…

Elizabeth I, Third issue, Copper Penny, 1602, mm. martlet, 1.68g (S 6510a, DF 256)

Irish Coin Daily: Elizabeth I, Third issue, Copper Penny, 1602, mm. Martlet

Date: 1602 Description: Elizabeth I (1558-1603), Third issue, copper Penny, dated 1602. The reason for this coinage was to deny good silver to the rebels in the north of Ireland so they would not have anything with which to buy arms from abroad. The idea was to flood Ireland with base money and get everything…

Elizabeth I, Third issue, Penny, dated 1601, mm. star, 2.05g (S 6510, DF 255). About very fine

Irish Coin Daily: Elizabeth I, Third issue, Copper Penny, 1601, mm. Star

Date: 1601 Description: Elizabeth I (1558-1603), Third issue, copper Penny, dated 1602. The reason for this coinage was to deny good silver to the rebels in the north of Ireland so they would not have anything with which to buy arms from abroad. The idea was to flood Ireland with base money and get everything…