Irish Coin Daily: Hiberno-Norse Phase II Silver Penny, Sihtric of Dublin (Moneyer: CARM) - rarest of the Phase II moneyers. The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin, Ireland.

Irish Coin Daily: Hiberno-Norse Phase II Silver Penny, Sihtric of Dublin (Moneyer: CARM)

Date: c. 1015-1035   Hiberno-Norse Phase II Long Cross Penny, Sihtric of Dublin, with Dublin mint signature of Carm (Moneyer of Dublin). An extremely rare moneyer. Weight: 1.47 g Diameter: 19mm Extremely fine (EF), pretty much as struck Extremely rare – possibly the rarest of all Phase II moneyers References: SCBI BM –; S 6125;…

Hiberno-Norse Phase II Penny, Sihtric III Olafsson (19mm, 1.25 g). Long Cross type. Difelin (Dublin) mint; ‘Ndremin’, moneyer. Struck circa 1015-1035. The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin, Ireland.

Irish Coin Daily: Hiberno-Norse Phase II Silver Penny, Sihtric of Dublin (Moneyer: Ndremin)

Date: c. 1015-1035 Hiberno-Norse Phase II Long Cross Penny, Sihtric of Dublin (Difelin) and signature; (Ndremin) moneyer of Dublin. Weight: 1.25 g Diameter: 19mm Toned, small striking fracture at center Good VF (gVF) References: O’S 10; D&F 23; SCBC 6122 SCBI 32 (Ulster), 58 cf. SCBI 22 (Copenhagen), 66; cf. SCBI 8 (BM)   Obverse: Draped…

Edward I, Fifth Irish Coinage, Penny, Intermediate Issue, Dublin Mint, type III, pellet in each corner of triangle. The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin, Ireland.

Irish Coin Daily: Silver Penny of Edward I, 5th Coinage (Dublin Mint) Type III, Intermediate Issue

Date: c. 1295 Edward I (1272-1307), Penny, Fifth Irish Coinage (Intermediate Issue), Dublin, Type III, on full flan (albeit pierced at top right of the inverted triangle). Nearly very fine (aVF) Ref: S.6259 Weight: 1.42g Extremely rare Obverse: Crowned bust in triangle, with pellet in each angle of triangle, spread crown and crosses as ornaments…

Edward I, fourth Irish coinage, Penny, Intermediate Issue, Dublin, type II, 1.40g, EDWR ANGLD NSHYB, rosette on breast, rev. CIVI TAS DVBL INIE, small letters, irregular,possibly clipped, good fine (S.6257) very rare. The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin, Ireland.

Irish Coin Daily: Silver Penny of Edward I, 4th Coinage (Dublin Mint) Type II, Intermediate Issue

Date: c. 1294 Edward I, Fourth Irish Coinage, Silver Penny, Intermediate Issue, Dublin Mint, type II. Irregular flan, possibly clipped, otherwise good fine (gF) Weight: 1.40g Ref: S.6257 Very rare Obverse: Crowned bust in triangle, rosette on breast (instead of the usual trefoil) Legend: EDWR ANGLD NSHYB Reverse: Cross & Pellets design (no moneyer’s name),…

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…

Hiberno-Norse. Circa 1065-1085/95. AR Penny (18mm, 0.54 g). Phase V coinage, Facing Bust type. Uncertain mint signature and moneyer. Stylized facing bust wearing pyramidal helmet / Voided long cross; ‘hand’ symbol in one quarter, S symbol in others. O'S 46; SCBI –; D&F 29; SCBC 6176. VF, toned. Well struck. Rare.

Irish Coin Daily: Hiberno-Norse Silver Penny, Phase V – Stylized facing bust / Voided long cross & symbols

Date: c. 1065-1085/95 Description: Hiberno-Norse coinage, silver penny, Dublin, Phase V coinage. Facing bust and symbols type. Murchad mac Diarmata – Gofraid mac meic Arailt Uncertain mint signature and moneyer. Mid-late 11th century Struck circa 1065-1085/95 References: O’S 46; SCBI –; D&F 29; SCBC 6176. Diameter: 18mm Weight: 0.54 g Very Fine (VF) Toned and…

John, silver penny (REX coinage), Dublin mint, roberd moneyer. The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin, Ireland.

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

Date: 1208/9-1216 Description: King John silver penny, Dublin Mint, Roberd (moneyer) Weight: 1.25 g Good Fine (gF) Average condition for this relatively common coin References: S. 6228; D&F 50 Obverse: Crowned facing bust, holding cruciform scepter; rosette to right; all within triangle Legend IOHA  NNES  REX John, King Reverse: Pinwheel (sun) within crescent moon; three…