Elizabeth I, 2nd Irish Coinage (fine silver) Groat, dated 1561. Crowned bust to left / Three Harps posed on crowned shield, date either side

Irish Coin Daily: Elizabeth I, 2nd Irish Coinage (fine silver, 1561) Groat, dated 1561

Date: 1561 Description: Elizabeth I, 2nd Irish Coinage (fine silver) Groat, dated 1561. Crowned bust to left / Three Harps posed on crowned shield, date either side. Mintmark: Harp (Dublin mint). Obverse legend reads “RE” (instead of REG) Weight: 1.45 g Fine Silver: 0.916 fine References: D&F 251; S. 6506 Well struck on a broad…

Elizabeth I, 2nd Irish Coinage (fine silver, 1561) Shilling, dated 1561. Crowned bust to left / Three Harps posed on crowned shield

Irish Coin Daily: Elizabeth I, 2nd Irish Coinage (fine silver, 1561) Shilling, dated 1561

Date: 1561 Description: Elizabeth I, 2nd Irish Coinage (fine silver) Shilling, dated 1561. Crowned bust to left / Three Harps posed on crowned shield, date either side. Mintmark: Harp (Dublin mint). Diameter: 29 mm Weight: 4.65 g Fine Silver: 0.916 fine References: D&F 248;  S. 6505 Well struck on a broad flan and with good legends.…

Philip and Mary, Shilling, dated 1555

Irish Coin Daily: Philip & Mary, Irish Silver Shilling of 1555, Mintmark Portcullis

Date: 1555   Description: Philip and Mary, Silver Shilling 1555, i.m. portcullis on reverse only, busts vis-à-vis under a crown, date below. This is a variety, with the obverse legend reading “RIGINA  AN” instead of the normal “REGINA . ANG:” Weight: 8.73 g Base coinage: 0.250 fine silver References: D&F 233;  S. 6500 Well struck…

James I, 2nd Irish Coinage (1605-1607), 3rd Bust (decorated shoulder) Silver Shilling, mint mark: Martlet (1605). DF. 261; S. 6515.

Irish Coin Daily: James I, 2nd Irish Coinage (1605-1607), 3rd Bust (decorated shoulder), Shilling, mintmark Martlet

Date: 1605 Description: James I, 2nd Irish Coinage (1605-1607), 3rd Bust (decorated shoulder), Shilling, 4.24g., mintmark Martlet. Nicely toned example, with some light scratches on the obverse. Weight: 4.24 g Very Fine  (VF) References: DF. 261, S. 6515 Obverse: Crowned (third) bust of James I, facing right. The third bust can be quickly identified via…

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…

1927 Morbiducci Pattern (Prova / Proof), Shilling in Cupro-Nickel.

Irish Coin Daily: Morbiducci’s Irish Pattern Shilling in Cupro-Nickel (1927)

Date: 1927 Description: Saorstát Éireann (Irish Free State). Morbiducci Irish Shilling Pattern (Prova / Proof) in Cupro-Nickel. Privately commissioned by Publio Morbiducci and struck at Lorioli Castelli’s (Milan) mint for the Irish Coin Design Competition of 1927. Diameter:  23.6 mm Weight: 4.77 g References: Brady, SNC June 1976, p.238, no.21, this coin Not listed in…

Ormonde Money, Shilling, Pellet between CR, tall numerals, small 'D' on reverse.

Irish Coin Daily: Ormonde Money Shilling, Pellet between CR; tall numerals, small ‘D’ on reverse

Date: 1643-44 Description: Ormonde Money, Shilling, Pellet between CR; tall numerals, small ‘D’ on reverse Weight: 5.5 g References: S 6546 Well-struck on a full flan Good very fine (gVF) Toned. Obverse: Crowned C·R (for Charles Rex) within a double circle Pellet between ‘C’ and ‘R’ Serifed CR within the inner (wire) circle Reverse: Roman…