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…

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…

Ormonde money, Sixpence, lozenge between CR, large Roman numeral, large D, 2.53g (S 6547, DF 301). Nearly very fine

Irish Coin Daily: Ormonde Money Sixpence, Lozenge between CR, large numeral, large D

Date: 1643-44 Description: Ormonde money, Sixpence, lozenge between CR, large Roman numeral, large D. Weight: 2.53g References: S 6547, DF 301 Well-struck and centred, on an octagonal flan. Nearly Very Fine (aVF) Toned. Obverse: Crowned C·R (for Charles Rex) within a double circle Lozenge between C and R Arm of ‘R’ extends beyond the inner…

Ireland, James I (1603-25), Sixpence, 2.22g, m.m. rose, mag brit, first bust right, rev. tveatvr etc, crowned harp (S.6517), attractively toned, good fine

Irish Coin Daily: James I, Silver Sixpence, Third Bust / Second Irish Coinage – m.m. Rose (1605/6)

Date: c. 1605-06 Description: James I, second Irish coinage, Sixpence. No date, but the mint mark: Rose denotes the year 1605-06. Struck at the Tower Mint, London. Attractively toned, good fine. Weight: 2.22g Mintmark: Rose (1605/6) Reference: S.6517 Obverse: Crowned (third) bust of James I, facing right The third bust can be quickly identified via the ‘decorated…