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: Silver Sixpence, James I (2nd Irish Coinage) mm Rose (1605/6)

Date: c. 1605-06 Description: James I, second (silver) coinage, Sixpence. Attractively toned, good fine. Weight: 2.22g Mintmark: Rose (1605/6) S.6517 Obverse: First bust, facing right Legend: IACOBVS D G MAG BRIT FRA ET HIB REX Translation: James by the Grace of God King of Great Britain, France and Ireland Reverse: Crowned harp Legend: TVEATVR VNITA DEVS Translation:…

Ireland Irish coin sixpence reverse

O’Brien Coin Guide: Irish Pre-Decimal Sixpence

The sixpence (6d) (Irish: reul) coin was a sub-division of the pre-decimal Irish pound, worth 1/40 of a pound or ½ of a shilling.  It ‘nickname’ was a ‘tanner’ and it is thought that this is from John Sigismund Tanner, originally from Saxe-Coburg, who was a medallist and designer at the Royal Mint.  The sixpence he designed for George II…