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…

Ormonde Money, Shilling, 5.40g (S 6546, DF 297, KM. 60). The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin, Ireland.

Irish Coin Daily: Ormonde Money, Shilling, Pellet between CR + small pellet after; tall numerals, small ‘D’

Date: 1643-44 Description: Ormonde Money, Shilling. Weight: 5.40 g References: S 6546; DF 297; KM. 60. Die break on crown, otherwise about very fine and well-struck for issue Almost Very Fine (aVF) Toned. Obverse: Crowned C·R· (for Charles Rex) within a double circle Reverse: Roman numeral XII (denoting 12 pence) within a double circle D…

Ireland, Mary, 1553 Silver Shilling (M D LIII) in Roman numerals on the reverse. Crowned bust left, legend with inner and outer beaded circles surrounding, mint mark lis after Queen's name, double annulet stops. The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin, Ireland.

Irish Coin Daily: Mary I (1553-54), Silver Shilling of 1553, Mintmark Lis / Date in Roman Numerals

Date: 1553 (M: D: LIII.) Description: Mary (1553-54), Silver Shilling of Twelve Pence, dated 1553 in Roman numerals. Weight: 5.77g References: D&F 224; S.6495. Toned, some light weaknesses to strike and one tiny rim chip at top, otherwise with an excellent depiction of the Queen, the largest portrait bust of her upon a coin. Extremely…

James I Silver Irish Shilling, First coinage, First bust, Mintmark Bell, 4.27g 28.4mm, S.6512. The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin, Ireland.

Irish Coin Daily: James I, Silver Shilling, First Bust / First Irish Coinage – m.m. Bell (1603-4)

Date: 1603-04 Description: James I Silver Shilling, First coinage, struck at the Tower Mint, London. No date but the mint mark: Bell denotes the year 1603-04. This issue of Irish shillings were of good silver but, being only three-quarters of the weight of an English shilling, they were accepted as legal tender in England and…

1927 Irish Free State, Pattern Shilling, by P. Morbiducci, in bronze, harp, stamped prova, rev. bull right, edge plain, 4.95g Irish Coin Database. Old Currency Exchange, Dublin

Irish Coin Daily: 1927 Pattern Shilling (in Bronze) by Publio Morbiducci

Date: 1927 Description: Sales History: Dixon Noonan & Webb, London Auction: Coins, Paper Money, Tokens and Historical Medals Date: 12 December 2016 Estimate: £4,000-5,000 Hammer Price: ? 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…

Inchiquin Money, Shilling, 5.52g., 30mm, issue of 1642, struck at Dublin, stamped 3 dwt:. 21 gr: in pellet bordered circle both sides, (S.6533), good very fine, rare.

Irish Coin Daily: Inchiquin Money, Shilling

Date: c. 1642 Description: Inchiquin Money, Shilling, 5.52g., 30mm, issue of 1642, struck at Dublin, stamped 3 dwt:. 21 gr: in pellet bordered circle both sides, (S.6533) Good Very Fine (gVF) Rare Obverse: Stamped 3 dwt:. 21 gr: in pellet bordered circle Reverse: Stamped 3 dwt:. 21 gr: in pellet bordered circle Country: Ireland Category:…