Hiberno-Norse, Phase I, Class B – Long Cross type (THYMN) Moneyer - Odulf or Authulfr

Irish Coin Daily: Hiberno-Norse, Phase I, Class B – Long Cross type (THYMN)

Date: c. AD 1000-1010 Description: Hiberno-Norse, Sihtric III Olafsson (c. 995-1036) Silver Penny Hiberno-Norse, Phase I, Class B – Long Cross type (THYMN) Uncertain mint signature / Moneyer = Odulf or Authulfr Struck in the name of ‘Thymn,’ circa 1010-1020 (19mm, 1.25 g, 11h) Dolley, Myth, 20 (same dies); O’S Issue 3; SCBI –; D&F 8;…

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:…

1911-1926 GB & Ireland, George V, Obverse Type 1, bronze penny

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

Background: Nobody thinks about British George V bronze pennies without thinking about the famous 1933 penny rarity. It is, perhaps, the most well-known British penny and many schoolboy collectors started the hobby by checking their pocket change for a 1933. Since these pennies circulated in Ireland right up until 1971, many Irish collectors also hoped…

1937-51 GB & Northern Ireland bronze penny (George VI)

O’Brien Coin Guide: GB & Northern Ireland Bronze Pennies 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,…