An Hiberno-Norse, Phase V, Class B Silver Penny. Draped bust left with quatrefoil before. Voided short cross with annulet center and triple crescent ends. Uncertain mint signature and moneyer. 19mm. 0.45g

Irish Coin Daily: Hiberno-Norse Penny, Phase V, Draped bust left, with quatrefoil before

Date: c. 1075-80 Description: An Hiberno-Norse, Phase V, Class B Silver Penny. Draped bust left with quatrefoil before. Voided short cross with annulet center and triple crescent ends. Uncertain mint signature and moneyer. Diameter: 19 mm Weight: 0.45g References: O’S -; SCBI 8 (BM) pl. B, Duane 19 var. (no quatrefoil); SCBC 6146 Fine, flan cracked…

Hiberno-Norse. Phase V (c.1065-95) Penny ND, Uncertain mint, 1.49g, S-6147. A very rare imitation Edward the Confessor's small cross penny

Irish Coin Daily: A contemporary forgery of an Hiberno-Norse Silver Penny, Phase I, Class D, (small cross penny) ???

Date: c. 995-1015 ?   Description: Although listed as a Phase V Hiberno-Norse silver penny in the Heritage Auction #3030, this coin is much more likely to be a ‘contemporary’ forgery of an Hiberno-Norse Phase I, Class D small cross penny. As such, it is also likely to have originated from an unknown Irish Sea…

Hiberno-Norse Silver Penny, Phase II, .77g, bare headed bust left, rev. IFI RNE NNO NHO, small pellet in all 4 angles, good VF (SCBI BM –, S 6122, DF 22)

Irish Coin Daily: Hiberno-Norse Phase II Silver Penny, Sihtric of Dublin (uncertain mint and moneyer)

Date: c. 1015-1035 Hiberno-Scandinavian period, Phase II, Long Cross Penny. Weight: 0.77g (very light for Phase II) Very fine (VF) Rare References: SCBI BM –; S 6122; DF 22 Obverse: Draped bust left; pellet on chin, wedge-shaped lips, two pellets on neck Legend: +IIII +IhCTRI +HDIC Badly blundered legend (for Phase II) but recognisable as…

Ireland Halfpenny John, Third 'Rex' Coinage Limerick mint moneyer Willem 0.47g (DF 51, Withers 1a S 6232)

Irish Coin Daily: John (as King of Ireland) Silver Halfpenny, Mint: Limerick, Moneyer: Willem

Date: c.1205-1211 Description: John as King England & Ireland, Silver Halfpenny Mint: Limerick Moneyer: Willem of Limerick Weight: 0.47g References: DF 51, Withers 1/a, S 6232 Dark tone, porous, almost very fine (aVF) Rare Obverse: Facing head of King in triangle with sun at each apex, with legend around +IOH ANN REX Translates as “John,…

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

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

Date: c. 1011-1016 Description: Hiberno-Norse Silver Penny in imitation of an Æthelred II Last Small Cross Penny, Phase 1, Class D (Small Cross type). Struck for Sihtric (Silkenbeard) Anlafsson. Dublin mint, Moneyer: Colbrand. Superb condition for a coin of this period and one of the best I have seen. Weight: 1.14 g References: cf. SCBI…

Second coinage, Halfpenny, Dublin, type Ib, Turgod, [TVR]GOD ON DWE, 0.78g/6h (S 6205; DF 39). Parts of legend flat, otherwise very fine and toned, rare

Irish Coin Daily: John (as Lord of Ireland) Second coinage, Halfpenny, Type 1b, Mint: Dublin, Moneyer: Turgod

Date: c. 1190-1199 Description: John (as Lord of Ireland) Second coinage, Halfpenny, Dublin, Type 1b. Mint: Dublin Moneyer: Turgod (a rare Dublin moneyer) Weight: 0.78g References: S 6205; DF 39 Parts of legend flat, otherwise very fine (VF) and toned Rare Obverse: Facing diademed head, legend around +IOHANNES DO Translates as “John Dominus” Reverse: Voided…

Elizabeth I, Second issue, Groat, 1561, mm. harp, reads reg and mev, 1.57g (S 6506, DF 250). Very fine with good portrait, rare

Irish Coin Daily: Elizabeth I, Second Issue, Groat, 1561, mm. harp / Legends “REG” + “MEV”

Date: 1561 Description: Elizabeth I (1558-1603), Second issue, fine silver Groat, dated 1561.Elizabeth I, Second issue, Groat, dated 1561, mm. Harp. Legends read “REG” (obv.) and “MEV” (rev.). Weight: 1.57g References: S 6506; DF 250 Very fine with good portrait, rare Obverse: Crowned bust of Elizabeth I, facing left Mintmark: Harp Legend: “ELIZABETH REG. AN.…

Ireland - Elizabeth I, Copper Penny dated 1601 mm. trefoil, 1.71g (S 6510, DF 255). Fine

Irish Coin Daily: Elizabeth I, Third issue, Copper Penny, 1601, mm. Trefoil

Date: 1601 Description: Elizabeth I (1558-1603), Third issue, copper Penny, dated 1602. The reason for this coinage was to deny good silver to the rebels in the north of Ireland so they would not have anything with which to buy arms from abroad. The idea was to flood Ireland with base money and get everything…

The Irish Coinages of Elizabeth I - three different issues / six different denominations

O’Brien Coin Guide: An Introduction to the Irish Coinages of Elizabeth I

Introduction: The Elizabethan series of Anglo-Irish coinage is a somewhat neglected space in terms of numismatic research since many of her issues were relatively small and their survival rate poor. As such, the availability of suitable study material is limited. The British Museum’s holdings are relatively modest The National Museum of Ireland only has a…

Elizabeth I, First issue, Shilling, mm. rose, reads reg, 8.45g (S 6503, DF 241). Old scratches on reverse, otherwise about very fine, rare

Irish Coin Daily: Elizabeth I, First issue, Shilling, mm. Rose. Legend “REG:”

Date: c. 1558 Description: Elizabeth I (1558-1603), First issue, Billon Shilling Weight: 8.45g References: S 6503, DF 241 Obverse nearly Very Fine (nVF) with some old scratches on reverse Rare Obverse: Crowned and mantled bust left (Bust 1B) Mintmark: rose Legend: ELIZABETH: D: G:·ANG.·FRA.·Z: HIB:·REG: Translation: “Elizabeth by the Grace of God, Queen of England,…