Charles I (1625-1649), Dublin money, Crown, Vs within beaded and wire-line borders, 29.33g (S 6542; DF 286; KM. 54). Small dig on obverse, lightly scratched on reverse, otherwise nearly very fine and toned, very rare

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

Date: c. 1642 Description: Charles I (1625-1649), Dublin money, Crown, Vs within beaded and wire-line borders. Weight: 29.33g References: S 6542; DF 286; KM 54 Small dig on obverse, lightly scratched on reverse, otherwise nearly Very Fine (aVF) Nicely toned A very rare ‘siege’ coin from the Great Rebellion in Ireland Obverse: Irregular octagonal flan…

Charles I (1625-1649), Cork, Shilling, 1647, 4.35g/1h (S 6561; DF 328). Light scratch on reverse, otherwise good fine, extremely rare

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

Date: 1647 Description: Charles I, Cities of Refuge Shilling on an octagonal piece of silver plate. Weight: 4.35g References: S 6561; DF 328 Light scratch on reverse, otherwise good Fine (gF) Extremely rare Obverse: Crudely struck emergency coinage with the legend “CORK” centred between two circles (outer circle beaded, inner circle wired) with a small…

James I (1603-1625), Second coinage, Shilling, mm. escallop, fourth bust, 4.63g/2h (S 6516; DF 261). Possibly smoothed in obverse fields, otherwise better than very fine

Irish Coin Daily: James I, Second coinage (4th Bust), Silver Shilling, mm. Escallop

Date: c. 1606-07 Description: James I (1603-1625), Second coinage (4th Bust), Silver Shilling, mm. Escallop Possibly smoothed in obverse fields, otherwise better than very fine (gVF) Weight: 4.63g References: S 6516; DF 261 Obverse: Crowned (fourth) bust of James I, facing right. The fourth bust can be quickly identified via the ‘plain shoulder’ and ‘ruff’…

Edward IV (1461-1483), Light Cross and Pellets coinage, Groat, Drogheda, mm. pierced cross, nothing by neck, g on breast, rev. reads villa de drogheda, extra pellets in two quarters, annulets in others, 2.01g/3h (S 6341A; DF 134). Good very fine, attractively toned

Irish Coin Daily: Edward IV, Light Cross & Pellets coinage, Groat, Drogheda

Date: 1472-78 ? Description: Edward IV, Light Cross and Pellets coinage, Groat, Drogheda mint, m.m. pierced cross, crowned bust facing, nothing by neck, “G” on breast, rev. cross and pellets with extra pellets in two quarters, annulets in others. Good very fine, attractively toned. Weight: 2.01 g References: S 6341A; DF 134 Obverse: Facing bust,…

Edward IV Light Cross and Pellets coinage, Groat, Limerick, 1.97g (S 6343 DF 134)

Irish Coin Daily: Edward IV, Light Cross & Pellets coinage, Groat, Limerick, mm. cross on obverse / rose on reverse

Date: 1472-78 ? Description: Edward IV, Light Cross and Pellets coinage, Groat, Limerick mint, mm. cross on obverse + rose on reverse, l below bust, cinquefoils by neck and after TAS. A little clipped, otherwise very fine, dark-toned, rare. Weight: 1.97 g References: S 6343; DF 134 Obverse: Facing bust, “L” below bust, cinquefoils by…

Edward IV (1461-83), Groat, light 'cross and pellets' coinage, c.1473-78, Waterford, m.m. pierced cross double fitchy, 2.17g, crowned bust facing, G on breast, rev. cross and pellets with an additional saltire in the first and third quarter

Irish Coin Daily: Edward IV, Light Cross & Pellets coinage, Groat, Waterford, m.m. pierced cross double fitchy

Date: 1472-78 ? Description: Edward IV, Light Cross and Pellets coinage, Groat, Waterford mint, m.m. pierced cross double fitchy, crowned bust facing, G on breast, rev. cross and pellets with an additional saltire in the first and third quarter. Some peripheral striking softness, nonetheless toned, good fine or better for issue. Weight: 1.97 g References:…

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…