IRELAND. Edward IV. First reign, 1461-1470. AR Groat (26mm, 2.40 g, 1h). Heavy ‘Cross and Pellets’ coinage. Dublin mint; im: pierced cross fitchy. Struck 1465. + ЄDWΛRDVS : DЄI : GRΛ : DnS : ҺУBЄRnIЄ (double saltire stops), crowned facing bust within tressure of arches, with inward facing lis on cusps, pellets in three lower spandrels / + POSVI [DЄV]m : Λ DIVTOR • Є mЄVm/ CIVI TΛS DVBL InIЄ (pellet and double saltire stops), long cross pattée with trefoils in angles, additional pellets in second and third angles. SCBI 22 (Copenhagen), –; D&F 133; SCBC 6291. VF, toned, edge splits.

Irish Coin Daily: Silver Groat of Edward IV, Heavy Portrait ‘Cross & Pellets’ coinage (Dublin mint) 1465-66

Date: c. 1465-66 Description: Edward IV. First reign, 1461-1470. Silver Groat (26mm, 2.40 g, 1h). Heavy Portrait ‘Cross and Pellets’ coinage. Dublin mint; im: pierced cross fitchy. SCBI 22 (Copenhagen), –; D&F 133; SCBC 6291. Very Fine (VF) Toned, edge splits Obverse: Crowned facing bust within tressure of arches, with inward facing lis on cusps, pellets in three…

Ireland. Henry VII (1485-1509) AR Groat. Dublin, c.1485-1487. [RЄX] ΛnGL IЄ FRΛ nC[IЄ], coat of arms over long cross with triple pellet ends / [DOmI] nVS hУBЄ RnIЄ, three crowns over long cross with triple pellet ends. S 6415. 1.92g, 22mm, 11h. Good Very Fine. Of exceptional quality and visual appeal.

Irish Coin Daily: Silver Groat of Henry VII (1485-1509), Dublin Mint

Date: c. 1485-1487 Description: Henry VII Silver Groat. Dublin mint, c.1485-1487. [RЄX] ΛnGL IЄ FRΛ nC[IЄ], coat of arms over long cross with triple pellet ends / [DOmI] nVS hУBЄ RnIЄ, three crowns over long cross with triple pellet ends. S 6415. 1.92g, 22mm, 11h. Good Very Fine (gVF) Of exceptional quality and visual appeal. Country: Ireland…

Irish Coin Daily: Silver Groat of Edward IV (1461-1483)

Date: c. 1460-1463 Description: Edward IV Silver Groat. Dublin mint, c.1460-1463. Large crown within tressure of nine arches, each arch ending in triple pellets / CIVI TΛS DVBL InIЄ (double saltire stops) large cross pattée; triple pellets in quarters; central annulet in second and third quarters. S 6272. 2.44g, 23mm, 8h. Very Fine, albeit with some clipping. Extremely…

Ireland. Elizabeth I (1558-1603) BI Groat. Dublin, c.1558. ELIZA[B]ETA D’·G’·ANG’·FRA’·Z·HI, crowned and mantled bust left / POSVI:DEVM:ADIVTOREM:MEVM ·, crowned harp; crowned E R to left and right. S 6504. 3.04g, 25mm, 3h.

Irish Coin Daily: Billon Groat of Elizabeth I. Dublin (1st Irish Coinage)

Date: c. 1558 Description: Elizabeth I Billon Groat. Dublin, c.1558. ELIZA[B]ETA D’·G’·ANG’·FRA’·Z·HI, crowned and mantled bust left / POSVI:DEVM:ADIVTOREM:MEVM ·, crowned harp; crowned E R to left and right. S 6504. 3.04g, 25mm, 3h. Very Fine (VF) Country: Ireland Category: Anglo-Norman House of Tudor Elizabeth I (1558-1603) Hammered Further Reading:

Ireland, Philip and Mary, groat, 155[7], mm. rose, date lacks last digit, facing busts, crown above, date below, rev. crowned harp (S.6501B)

Irish Coin Daily: Silver Groat of Philip & Mary, 155[7]

Date: c. 155[7] Description: Ireland, Philip and Mary, groat, 155[7], mm. rose, date lacks last digit, facing busts, crown above, date below, rev. crowned harp (S.6501B), Obverse, Fine (F) Reverse, Very Fine (VF) Country: Ireland Category: Anglo-Norman House of Tudor Philip of Spain & (Bloody) Mary I (1553-1558) the only child of King Henry VIII and his first…

Ireland, Henry VIII, First Harp Issue (1534-40), groat, m.m. crown, crowned h and i (for Henry and Jane Seymour, 1536-37) beside harp, 2.45g (S. 6473), good very fine

Irish Coin Daily: Groat of Henry VIII, First Harp Issue (1534-40)

Date: c. 1536-37 Description: Ireland, Henry VIII, First Harp Issue (1534-40), groat, m.m. crown, crowned “H” and “I” (for Henry and Jane Seymour, 1536-37) beside harp, 2.45g (S. 6473) Good very fine (GVF) Country: Ireland Category: Anglo-Norman House of Tudor Henry VIII Jane Seymour Hammered Additional Information: Jane Seymour (c. 1508 – 24 October 1537) Queen of England from…

O'Reilly Money - Edward III, pre-Treaty issues, London mint, ex Grainger coll., wts. 29.6, 29.1 and 28.8 grains

O’Brien Rare Coin Review: O’Reilly’s Money (1447-1459)

Introduction: The much debated O’Reilly’s Money is often quoted in old Irish numismatic books and society papers. However, examples are very rare and few collectors seemed interested enough in them to add them to their cabinets in the early days of Irish numismatics. Most examples are hidden away in museum collections and rarely see the…