Ireland, Philip and Mary, groat, 1558, mm. rose, busts face to face, date divided by crown above, rev. crowned harp divides crowned P and M (S.6501D)

Irish Coin Daily: Philip & Mary, Groat (1558) mm. Rose

Date: 1558 Description: An Irish groat of Philip & Mary, dated 1558 and mintmark Rose Base 0.250 fine silver The toothed border around (as usual) is mostly not present This is probably due to clipping, more so than normal wear & tear Obverse: Facing busts of Philip II of Spain and Mary I, with pellet…

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…

Edward IV (1461-1483), Light Cross and Pellets coinage, Groat, Drogheda, mm. pierced cross, nothing by neck, g on breast, rev. reads villa de drogheda, extra pellets in two quarters, annulets in others, 2.01g/3h (S 6341A; DF 134). Good very fine, attractively toned

Irish Coin Daily: Edward IV, Light Cross & Pellets coinage, Groat, Drogheda

Date: 1472-78 ? Description: Edward IV, Light Cross and Pellets coinage, Groat, Drogheda mint, m.m. pierced cross, crowned bust facing, nothing by neck, “G” on breast, rev. cross and pellets with extra pellets in two quarters, annulets in others. Good very fine, attractively toned. Weight: 2.01 g References: S 6341A; DF 134 Obverse: Facing bust,…

Edward IV Light Cross and Pellets coinage, Groat, Limerick, 1.97g (S 6343 DF 134)

Irish Coin Daily: Edward IV, Light Cross & Pellets coinage, Groat, Limerick, mm. cross on obverse / rose on reverse

Date: 1472-78 ? Description: Edward IV, Light Cross and Pellets coinage, Groat, Limerick mint, mm. cross on obverse + rose on reverse, l below bust, cinquefoils by neck and after TAS. A little clipped, otherwise very fine, dark-toned, rare. Weight: 1.97 g References: S 6343; DF 134 Obverse: Facing bust, “L” below bust, cinquefoils by…

Edward IV (1461-83), Groat, light 'cross and pellets' coinage, c.1473-78, Waterford, m.m. pierced cross double fitchy, 2.17g, crowned bust facing, G on breast, rev. cross and pellets with an additional saltire in the first and third quarter

Irish Coin Daily: Edward IV, Light Cross & Pellets coinage, Groat, Waterford, m.m. pierced cross double fitchy

Date: 1472-78 ? Description: Edward IV, Light Cross and Pellets coinage, Groat, Waterford mint, m.m. pierced cross double fitchy, crowned bust facing, G on breast, rev. cross and pellets with an additional saltire in the first and third quarter. Some peripheral striking softness, nonetheless toned, good fine or better for issue. Weight: 1.97 g References:…

Ormonde Money, Groat, small lozenge between CR, tall, thin numerals and medium 'D' on reverse

Irish Coin Daily: Ormonde Money, Groat, small lozenge between CR, tall, thin numerals and medium ‘D’ on reverse

Date: 1643-44 Description: Ormonde Money Groat, small lozenge between CR; with tall, thin numerals and medium-sized ‘D’ on the reverse. Weight: 1.73 g References: S. 6548. D&F 304 Well-struck on a partial flan. Lots of wear & tear, plus a few knocks – suggesting substantial circulation. Despite the substantial wear and damage, this coin is…

Ormonde Money, Groat, small lozenge between CR and small letters on obverse, thick numerals and large 'D' on reverse

Irish Coin Daily: Ormonde Money, Groat, small lozenge between CR and small letters on obverse, thick numerals and large ‘D’ on reverse

Date: 1643-44   Description: Ormonde Money, Groat, small lozenge between CR and small letters on obverse, tall numerals and medium D on reverse. Weight: 2.82 g References: S 6548 Well-struck on a generous, if somewhat irregular flan. Good Fine (gF) Obverse: Crowned C·R (for Charles Rex) within a double circle Small lozenge separates CR Small…