Ireland, Philip and Mary, groat, 1558, mm. rose, busts face to face, date divided by crown above, rev. crowned harp divides crowned P and M (S.6501D)

Irish Coin Daily: Philip & Mary, Groat (1558) mm. Rose

Date: 1558 Description: An Irish groat of Philip & Mary, dated 1558 and mintmark Rose Base 0.250 fine silver The toothed border around (as usual) is mostly not present This is probably due to clipping, more so than normal wear & tear Obverse: Facing busts of Philip II of Spain and Mary I, with pellet…

Hiberno-Norse Silver Penny (Phase I, Class D – Small Cross Type) in the name of Sihtric / Moneyer: Colbrand (of Dublin)

Irish Coin Daily: Hiberno-Norse Silver Penny (Phase I, Class D – Small Cross Type) in the name of Sihtric / Moneyer: Colbrand (of Dublin)

Date: c. 1011-1016 Description: Hiberno-Norse Silver Penny in imitation of an Æthelred II Last Small Cross Penny, Phase 1, Class D (Small Cross type). Struck for Sihtric (Silkenbeard) Anlafsson. Dublin mint, Moneyer: Colbrand. Superb condition for a coin of this period and one of the best I have seen. Weight: 1.14 g References: cf. SCBI…

Second coinage, Halfpenny, Dublin, type Ib, Turgod, [TVR]GOD ON DWE, 0.78g/6h (S 6205; DF 39). Parts of legend flat, otherwise very fine and toned, rare

Irish Coin Daily: John (as Lord of Ireland) Second coinage, Halfpenny, Type 1b, Mint: Dublin, Moneyer: Turgod

Date: c. 1190-1199 Description: John (as Lord of Ireland) Second coinage, Halfpenny, Dublin, Type 1b. Mint: Dublin Moneyer: Turgod (a rare Dublin moneyer) Weight: 0.78g References: S 6205; DF 39 Parts of legend flat, otherwise very fine (VF) and toned Rare Obverse: Facing diademed head, legend around +IOHANNES DO Translates as “John Dominus” Reverse: Voided…

Elizabeth I, First issue, Shilling, mm. rose, reads reg, 8.45g (S 6503, DF 241). Old scratches on reverse, otherwise about very fine, rare

Irish Coin Daily: Elizabeth I, First issue, Shilling, mm. Rose. Legend “REG:”

Date: c. 1558 Description: Elizabeth I (1558-1603), First issue, Billon Shilling Weight: 8.45g References: S 6503, DF 241 Obverse nearly Very Fine (nVF) with some old scratches on reverse Rare Obverse: Crowned and mantled bust left (Bust 1B) Mintmark: rose Legend: ELIZABETH: D: G:·ANG.·FRA.·Z: HIB:·REG: Translation: “Elizabeth by the Grace of God, Queen of England,…

Elizabeth I (1558-1603), First issue, Shilling, mm. rose, bust 1B, reads regi, 9.05g/5h (S 6503; DF 240). Obverse nearly very fine with some surface marks, reverse better

Irish Coin Daily: Elizabeth I, First issue, Shilling, mm. Rose. Legend “REGI” (no stop)

Date: c. 1558 Description: Elizabeth I (1558-1603), First issue, Billon Shilling Weight: 9.05g References: S 6503; DF 240 Obverse nearly Very Fine (nVF) with some surface marks, reverse is a bit better Obverse: Crowned and mantled bust left (Bust 1B) Mintmark: rose Legend: ELIZABETH: D:·G:·ANG.·FRA.·Z. HIB:·REGI Translation: “Elizabeth by the Grace of God, Queen of…

Dublin Money Halfcrown, irregular flan stamped with value within beaded border, 14.24g (S 6543, DF 287). Good fine, very rare

O’Brien Rare Coin Review: Charles I, Dublin money, Halfcrown, V.s within beaded and wire-line borders

Date: c. 1642 Description: Charles I ‘Dublin Money’ Halfcrown, Vs within beaded and wire-line borders. Weight: 14.24g References: S 6543, DF 287 Good fine (gF) Nicely toned A very rare ‘siege’ coin from the Great Rebellion in Ireland Obverse: Irregular octagonal flan cut from plate silver and stamped with a crude die. Denomination within a…

Charles I (1625-1649), Southern Cities of Refuge, Cork, Sixpence, 1647

O’Brien Rare Coin Review: Charles I, Cities of Refuge – Cork, Sixpence, 1647

Date: 1647 Description: Charles I, Cities of Refuge silver sixpence on an octagonal piece of silver plate. Weight: 2.06g References: S 6561A; DF 329 About Fine (F) Extremely rare Obverse: Crudely struck emergency coinage with the legend “CORK” centred between two circles (outer circle beaded, inner circle wired) with a small pellet below (between “O”…