Irish Self Determination League counter-marked penny - a GB 1918 penny coin, die-stamped ISDL

Irish Coin Daily: Political Over-Strike “IDSL” on 1918 GB Penny (Irish Self Determination League of Great Britain)

Date: 1919-1924 Description: Between 1919 and 1924, some Irish Self Determination League member(s) took it upon themselves to deface British coins with a political over-strike. The base coins vary in date – this example pre-dates the organisation, therefore whoever did this simply picked coins out of circulation, de-faced them and put them back into circulation.…

There is over €347.4 million worth of old Irish banknotes and coins missing!

Great news for collectors! Over €347,404,127 worth of old Irish banknotes and coins are missing!

Yes, you read that correctly. A massive €347,404,127 worth of old Irish banknotes and coins have yet to be handed in to the Central Bank of Ireland since the introduction of the Euro on 1st January 2002 – 18 years since the Euro Changeover! To be absolutely precise, that’s: €224,389,631.19 in old Irish bank notes…

1927 Morbiducci pattern (Prova) penny, only one example known to be struck in copper.

Irish Coin Daily: Morbiducci’s Irish Pattern Penny in Copper (1927)

Date: 1927 Description: Saorstát Éireann (Irish Free State). Morbiducci Irish Penny Pattern (Prova / Proof) in Copper-Aluminium. Privately commissioned by Publio Morbiducci and struck at Lorioli Castelli’s (Milan) mint for the Irish Coin Design Competition of 1927. Diameter:  31 mm Weight:  ? g References: Not listed in any of the catalogues Unknown to Brady when…

1927 Morbiducci Threepence in Nickel

Irish Coin Daily: Morbiducci’s Irish Pattern Threepence in Nickel (1927)

Date: 1927 Description: Saorstát Éireann (Irish Free State). Morbiducci Irish Threepence Pattern (Prova / Proof) in Nickel. Privately commissioned by Publio Morbiducci and struck at Lorioli Castelli’s (Milan) mint for the Irish Coin Design Competition of 1927. Diameter: 17.75 mm Weight: 3.25 g References: Brady, SNC June 1976, p.238, no.21, this coin Not listed in…

1927 Morbiducci Pattern (Prova / Proof), Shilling in Cupro-Nickel.

Irish Coin Daily: Morbiducci’s Irish Pattern Shilling in Cupro-Nickel (1927)

Date: 1927 Description: Saorstát Éireann (Irish Free State). Morbiducci Irish Shilling Pattern (Prova / Proof) in Cupro-Nickel. Privately commissioned by Publio Morbiducci and struck at Lorioli Castelli’s (Milan) mint for the Irish Coin Design Competition of 1927. Diameter:  23.6 mm Weight: 4.77 g References: Brady, SNC June 1976, p.238, no.21, this coin Not listed in…

1927 Morbiducci Patter (Prova / Proof) Sixpence, in Copper.

Irish Coin Daily: Morbiducci’s Irish Pattern Sixpence in Copper (1927)

Date: 1927 Description: Saorstát Éireann (Irish Free State). Morbiducci Irish Sixpence Pattern (Prova / Proof) in Copper. Privately commissioned by Publio Morbiducci and struck at Lorioli Castelli’s (Milan) mint for the Irish Coin Design Competition of 1927. Diameter: 21 mm Weight: 3.58 g References: Brady, Gerard, “The Morbiducci Patterns, An Enquiry,” in NumCirc LXXXIV.6 (June…

1927 Morbiducci's Irish pattern, penny (Copper-Aluminium)

Irish Coin Daily: Morbiducci’s Irish Pattern Penny in Copper-Aluminium (1927)

Date: 1927 Description: Saorstát Éireann (Irish Free State). Morbiducci Irish Penny Pattern (Prova / Proof) in Copper-Aluminium. Privately commissioned by Publio Morbiducci and struck at Lorioli Castelli’s (Milan) mint for the Irish Coin Design Competition of 1927. Diameter:  31 mm Weight:  ? g References: Not listed in any of the catalogues Unknown to Brady when…