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,…

1927 Morbiducci pattern, penny (silver). Rare Irish coins - only 3 known. The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin, Ireland. Irish coin dealer. Banknotes, Tokens. Irish coin cabinet. ,

Irish Coin Daily: 1927 Pattern Penny (in Silver) by Publio Morbiducci

Date: 1927 Description: Country: Ireland Category: Irish Free State / Saorstát Éireann Pattern Notes: This is a ‘pattern’ coin entered by the Roman sculptor Publio Morbiducci (1889-1963) for the competition to design Ireland’s new money in 1928. Although unsuccessful, Morbiducci’s designs are considered to be some of the finest in terms of their classical Italianate…