1806 Ireland George III copper farthing, Laureate and draped bust facing right

O’Brien Coin Price Guide 2016: The Irish Coinage of George III

2016 Market Values The coinage of George II is reasonably easy to find in the lower grades but a substantial premium is paid for higher grade coins – which are not easy to obtain. Last year, we saw steep price increases at auction for proofs and regular issues in Extremely Fine (EF) and Uncirculated grades.…

O’Brien Rare Coin Review: Why is the 1992 Irish 10p coin so valuable?

Introduction The Irish government began minting the original 10p coin two years prior to Decimal Day, 15 February 1971, hence the first 10p coins were dated 1969 and 1971 – when they were first circulated.  These coins retained the exact design and dimensions (except denomination) of the old (pre-decimal) florin coin, first introduced to the…