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.…

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…

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, 1st Irish Coinage (1603-1604), 1st Bust (squared beard), Sixpence, 2.26g, mintmark Bell (DF. 260, S. 6513)

Irish Coin Daily: James I, 1st Irish Coinage (1603-1604), 1st Bust (squared beard), Sixpence, mint mark Bell

Date: 1603-04 Description: James I, 1st Irish Coinage (1603-1604), 1st Bust (squared beard), Sixpence, mint mark Bell. Weight: 2.26 g Good Very Fine  (gVF) Toned References: DF. 260, S. 6513 Obverse: Crowned (first) bust of James I, facing right. The first bust can be quickly identified via the ‘squared beard’ Legend: IACOBVS D G ANG…

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…

Edward IV, First ‘Anonymous’ Issue (1460-1462) Copper Half-farthing, 1.26g, DF.101 var. S. 6399

Irish Coin Daily: Edward IV. First reign, Anonymous ‘Crown’ coinage (1460-1462) Copper Half-farthing, or Patrick

Date: c. 1460-1463 Description: Edward IV (First reign, 1461-1470) Anonymous ‘Crown’ coinage – copper half-farthing or ‘Patrick’. Struck circa 1460-1462. Weight: 1.26 g Good Very Fine (gVF) Rare References: DF.101 var.; S. 6399 Obverse: Crown in centre, within a toothed border Legend, within outer toothed rim / border: + PA (space) TRIR° (branch) Reverse: Large…