Irish Self Determination League counter-marked penny - a GB 1918 penny coin, die-stamped ISDL

Irish Coin Daily: Political Over-Strike “IDSL” on 1918 GB Penny (Irish Self Determination League of Great Britain)

Date: 1919-1924 Description: Between 1919 and 1924, some Irish Self Determination League member(s) took it upon themselves to deface British coins with a political over-strike. The base coins vary in date – this example pre-dates the organisation, therefore whoever did this simply picked coins out of circulation, de-faced them and put them back into circulation.…

Hiberno-Norse, Phase VII Silver Bracteate Penny. Cross with rectangle at centre and lis in each angle

Irish Coin Daily: Hiberno-Norse, Phase VII Silver Bracteate Penny. Cross with rectangle at centre and lis in each angle

Date: c. 1130-1150 Description: An Hiberno-Norse, Phase VII, Silver Bracteate Penny. Cross with rectangle at centre and lis in each angle. Weight: 0.62 g References: O’S. 73; DF. 34; S.6199 Very Fine (VF) An unusually good example of this extremely rare bracteate Very rare Obverse: Cross with rectangle at centre and lis in each angle…

There is over €347.4 million worth of old Irish banknotes and coins missing!

Great news for collectors! Over €347,404,127 worth of old Irish banknotes and coins are missing!

Yes, you read that correctly. A massive €347,404,127 worth of old Irish banknotes and coins have yet to be handed in to the Central Bank of Ireland since the introduction of the Euro on 1st January 2002 – 18 years since the Euro Changeover! To be absolutely precise, that’s: €224,389,631.19 in old Irish bank notes…

Hiberno-Norse, Phase VI silver penny - Crude draped bust left, crozier before, quatrefoil behind; Long cross, pellet within annulet at centre, sceptre and pellet in opposing quarters

Irish Coin Daily: Hiberno-Norse Silver Penny, Phase VI – Crude draped bust left / Voided long cross, pellet within annulet at centre

Date: c. 1095/1100-1150   Description: Hiberno-Scandinavian period, Phase VI, Penny. Class A, Type 1c – degraded imitation of the Long Cross type of Æthelred II, crook before left-facing bust and quatrefoil behind. Long cross with pellet within annulet at centre, sceptres and pellets in opposing quarters. Uncertain mint signature and moneyer. Diameter: 18 mm Weight: …

Scandinavian imitation of Hiberno-Norse Phase I, Long cross type penny. Crude bust left, blundered legend but attributable to Sihtric of Dublin

Irish Coin Daily: Scandinavian Imitation of an Hiberno-Norse, Phase I, Class B (Long Cross) Penny – Sihtric / Uncertain Mint

Date: c. AD 1000-1010 ?   Scandinavian imitation of Hiberno-Norse Phase I, Long cross type penny. Crude bust left, blundered legend but attributable to Sihtric of Dublin. Weight: 1.29 g Obverse: Bare bust left to base of coin Legend: + HITRIC MO DIEHN Blundered but attributable to Sihtric of Dublin Planchet crack at 6’clock Reverse:…

Hiberno-Norse Phase 1, Class B – Long Cross type similar to Manx imitations of Faeremin of Dublin. The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin, Ireland.

Irish Coin Daily: Hiberno-Norse Phase II Silver Penny – similar to Hiberno-Manx imitations

Date: c. 1015-1035 Hiberno-Norse Phase II Long Cross Penny, Dublin mint signature + blundered name of Faeremin (moneyer of Dublin) – similar to Hiberno-Manx imitations of Feremin of Dublin See O’Brien Coin Guide: Introduction to the Hiberno-Manx Coinages of the mid-11th Century Toned, good very fine (gVF) Scratches on reverse Rare References: S.6125 Obverse: Draped bust…

1927 Morbiducci pattern (Prova) penny, only one example known to be struck in copper.

Irish Coin Daily: Morbiducci’s Irish Pattern Penny in Copper (1927)

Date: 1927 Description: Saorstát Éireann (Irish Free State). Morbiducci Irish Penny Pattern (Prova / Proof) in Copper-Aluminium. Privately commissioned by Publio Morbiducci and struck at Lorioli Castelli’s (Milan) mint for the Irish Coin Design Competition of 1927. Diameter:  31 mm Weight:  ? g References: Not listed in any of the catalogues Unknown to Brady when…