1968 Irish penny flan error E16i - struck in nickel-brass instead of bronze, with a copy of a letter, dated 3rd April 1975, from Royal Mint confirming it was an error. Very rare, uncirculated.

O’Brien Coin Guide: Irish Pre-Decimal Penny Errors

Introduction: This post is a continuation of the research work done by Derek Young and Prof. G.F. Mitchell – first published in the Irish Numismatics magazine. Sadly, this excellent magazine is no longer available and quite difficult to source. The information in this post relates to ‘minting errors’ on Irish pre-decimal pennies. According to a…

John as King (REX coinage) silver farthing, Limerick Mint / Moneyer: Willem. The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin, Ireland.

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

Date: 1205-1211 Description: King John’s Irish coinage, silver farthing. Limerick mint, with Willem (moneyer) signature. Weight: 0.38 g Very fine (VF) Extremely Rare References: DF 52; Withers -; S.6234A Obverse: Crowned facing bust, holding cruciform scepter; rosette to right; all within triangle Legend: IOh AN REX John, King Reverse: Pinwheel (sun) within crescent moon Legend:…

John, silver farthing (REX coinage), Dublin mint, willem moneyer (struck on irregular flan). The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin, Ireland.

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

Date: 1208/9-1216 Description: John as King of England & Ireland (REX coinage), silver farthing, Dublin Mint, Moneyer: Willem. Weight: 0.33 g Diameter: 9 mm References: Cf. Withers VI p. 37; –; SCBC 6234 Near VF, toned, weak in parts. Struck on an irregular flan. Very rare Obverse: Crowned facing bust, holding cruciform scepter; rosette to…

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…

Hiberno-Norse. Sihtric III Olafsson. Circa 995-1036. AR Penny (19mm, 1.24 g, 9h). Phase I coinage, Short Cross type. Dublin mint; 'Wæremin' moneyer. Struck circa 1010-1016. + SITRIC RE+ DУFLIIM, diademed and draped bust left / + PÆREMIN MΘ DУFLIM, short cross pattée. O'S 24 var. (moneyer); SCBI 8 (BM), 48 var. (same); SCBI 32 (Ulster), –; SCBC 6117. Good VF, small peck mark. Very rare.

Irish Coin Daily: Hiberno-Norse Silver Penny (Phase I, Class D – Small Cross Type) in the name of Sihtric / Moneyer FAEREMIN

Date: c. 1011-1016 Description: Hiberno-Norse Silver Penny, Phase 1, Class D (Small Cross type). Struck for Sihtric (Silkenbeard) Anlafsson. Dublin mint, Moneyer: Faeremin (blundered: ‘Wæremin’) Diamter: 19 mm Weight: 1.24 g References: O’S 24 var. (moneyer); SCBI 8 (BM), 48 var. (same); SCBI 32 (Ulster), –; SCBC 6117 Good VF Small peck mark Very rare Obverse:…

c. 1804 Deenagh Mills, Killarney, One Guinea (One pound, two shillings & ninepence)

Early Irish Banknotes: Killarney, Deanagh Mills (One Guinea) 180_ (un-issued)

Deanagh Mills Tradesman’s Note This establishment was never registered as a ‘bank’ per se and, as a result, its notes are listed as a Tradesman Issue in the Paper Money of Ireland catalogue. That said, their banknotes were produced to a high standard and the surviving banknotes (usually un-issued) are of good quality and usually…