John as Lord, Second DOMinus coinage, Halfpenny, Waterford mint, c.1190 - c.1199, S.6208. 0.77 g., moneyer Gefrei. Obv. legend IOHANNES DOM around diademed facing head. Rev. legend GEFREI . ON WAT around voided cross potent with annulet. Good Very Fine with good centering and all legends well struck. Old tone. Seldom seen moneyer for this scarce issue

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

Date: c. 1190-1199   Description: John (as Lord of Ireland), Silver Halfpenny (0.77 g). Second (‘DOMinus’) coinage, Group II, cross pommée. Waterford mint; Gefrei, moneyer. Struck circa 1198-1199. S.6208 Gefrei; DF39. Good Very Fine (gVF) Toned, well centered Scarce Obverse: Diademed facing head IOHANNES DOM Translates and expands to “John Dominus” (Lord of Ireland) Reverse: Voided…

John. As Lord of Ireland, 1172-1199. AR Farthing (10mm, 0.27 g). Second (‘DOMinus’) coinage, Group II, cross pommée. Waterford mint; Gefrei, moneyer. Struck circa 1198-1199. Mascle with trefoils at quarters / Cross pattée; G Є F R in quarters. Withers VI p. 31; O'S, Earliest 4; SCBI 10 (Ulster), pl. XVI, 11 var. (arrangement of rev. legend); D&F 41; SCBC 6222. Near VF, toned, obverse slightly off center. Very rare

Irish Coin Daily: Prince John’s Silver Mascle Farthing (Second Coinage, Waterford Mint / Gefrei)

Date: c. 1190-1199   Description: John (as Lord of Ireland), Silver Farthing (10mm, 0.27 g). Second (‘DOMinus’) coinage, Group II, cross pommée. Waterford mint; Gefrei, moneyer. Struck circa 1198-1199. Withers VI p. 31; O’S, Earliest 4; SCBI 10 (Ulster), pl. XVI, 11 var. (arrangement of rev. legend); D&F 41; SCBC 6222. Near Very Fine (aVF) Toned,…

Prince John, as Lord of Ireland (1172-1199), Halfpenny, second coinage (1190-99), group Ib (1190-98), smaller diameter flan, Waterford Mint, Moneyer Marcus, facing diademed head, legend surrounding, rev voided cross potent within inner circle, annulets in angles, legend surrounding, 0.65g (Withers type I, Marcus 2a; D.F. 40A; S.6208). Cleaned, weak in parts, very fine for issue and rare

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

Date: c. 1190-99 Description: Prince John, as Lord of Ireland (1172-1199), Halfpenny, second coinage (1190-99), group Ib (1190-98), smaller diameter flan, Waterford Mint, Moneyer Marcus, 0.65g (Withers type I, Marcus 2a; D.F. 40A; S.6208). Very fine for issue (VF) Cleaned, weak in parts Rare Obverse: Facing diademed head, legend surrounding IOHANNES DOM Translates as “John…

Edward IV 1467 Irish double groat, sun & roses coinage, Dublin mint

Edward IV issues Irish coins of a lower standard (1467)

Introduction: Realising that having an Irish currency equal to English standard weights resulted in a massive drain of silver out of Ireland and, consequently, reducing the amount of coinage in circulation + causing a recession, Edward IV moved towards remedying this by announcing a new (lower intrinsic value) coinage for Ireland in 1467: double-groats (eight…