John, silver halfpenny (REX coinage), Dublin mint, Willem moneyer. The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin, Ireland.

Irish Coin Daily: King John’s REX Coinage, Silver Halfpenny, Dublin mint / Moneyer: Willem

Date: 1208/9-1216 Description: John as King of England & Ireland (REX coinage), silver halfpenny, Dublin Mint, Moneyer: Willem. References: SCBC 6231 Weight: 0.67 g Very fine (VF) Rare Obverse: Crowned facing bust, holding cruciform scepter; rosette to right; all within triangle Legend: IOHA NNE SREX John, King Reverse: Pinwheel (sun) within crescent moon; three stars…

John, silver halfpenny (REX coinage), Dublin mint, roberd moneyer. The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin, Ireland.

Irish Coin Daily: King John’s (REX) Coinage, Silver Halfpenny, Dublin Mint / Moneyer: Roberd

Date: 1208/9-1216   Description: King John’s Irish coinage, silver halfpenny. Dublin mint signature, with Roberd (moneyer) signature. Weight: 0.6 g Fine (F) Obverse: Crowned facing bust, holding cruciform scepter; rosette to right; all within triangle Legend: IOH  ANN  ESRE John, King Reverse: Pinwheel (sun) within crescent moon; three stars around; all within triangle Three crosses…

1903 GB & Ireland - Bronze Halfpenny - Edward VII. The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin.

O’Brien Coin Guide: GB & Ireland Bronze Halfpennies of Edward VII

Background: Edward VII’s reign was short and, from a numismatic viewpoint, relatively uneventful. He embarked on a goodwill tour (Royal Visit) of Ireland in 1902 and, despite the good press he received, Irish nationalism continued to grow. His bronze halfpennies were a continuation of Victorian designs, although the numbers minted were considerably higher than in…

1916 GB & Ireland bronze halfpenny (George V). The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin.

O’Brien Coin Guide: GB & Ireland Bronze Halfpennies of George V

Background: George V’s reign was a turbulent one for Ireland and a very exciting for Irish numismatics – the highlight being a new Irish currency in 1928. After independence, Ireland continued to use GB & Ireland coins and banknotes. Despite the popularity of the new Irish currency, the coinage of GB & Northern Ireland persisted…

1944 GB & Northern Ireland George VI bronze halfpenny

O’Brien Coin Guide: GB & Northern Ireland Bronze Halfpennies of George VI

Background: George VI’s reign included the economically disastrous Word War II which culminated in his overseeing the dismantling of the British Empire to the point where it had to be transformed into a weaker / less cohesive British Commonwealth. The biggest loss was the independence and breakup of India into three nation states – India,…

John (as Lord), Third coinage, Halfpenny, Dublin, Moneyer Thomas. rev. double cross pommée, THOMAS ON DV, DF 42 S.6207

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

Date: 1198-1199 Description: Country: Ireland Category: Anglo-Norman House of Anjou Angevin Richard I (the Lion Heart) John as Lord of Ireland Third Coinage (Dominus / Cross Pommée Issue) Dublin Mint Moneyer: Tomas 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:…

John as Lord of Ireland (1172-1199) Halfpenny 0.75g., second coinage, group 1b, Dublin, NICOLAS ON DW, O'S.3-2, DF 39, S.6205

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

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: Nicholas 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:…

John (as Lord, 1172-1199), Second coinage, Halfpenny, type Ib, Dublin, Adam, adam on dvv, 0.63g (S 6205, DF 39)

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

Date: c. 1190-1199 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: Adam Hammered     Further Reading: O’Brien Coin Guide: Why did Henry II not issue coins under his own name for Ireland? O’Brien Rare Coin…