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, Threepence, lozenge between CR, thick numerals + small 'D', 1.41g (S 6549, DF 306).

Irish Coin Daily: Ormonde Money Threepence, small lozenge between CR and pellets to either side, thick numerals and thick ‘D’ on reverse

Date: 1643-44   Description: Ormonde Money, Threepence, small lozenge between CR, with pellet to either side on obverse; thick numerals and letter ‘D’ on reverse. Weight: 1.41 g References: S 6549, DF 306 Well-circulated on a somewhat irregular flan Fine (F) Obverse: Crowned C·R (for Charles Rex) within a double circle Crown completely enclosed by…

Ormonde money, Threepence, thin numerals and large 'D', 1.36g (S 6549, DF 308). About fine

Irish Coin Daily: Ormonde Money Threepence, thin numerals and large ‘D’ on reverse

Date: 1643-44   Description: Ormonde Money, Threepence, thin numerals and large ‘D’ on reverse. Weight: 1.36 g References: S 6549, DF 308 Well-struck on a slightly irregular flan. About Fine (aF) Toned. Obverse: Crowned C·R (for Charles Rex) within a double circle Crown completely enclosed by inner (wire) circle Reverse: Roman numeral III (denoting 3d)…

Ormonde money, Threepence, large numerals and small d, 1.50g (S 6549, DF 309, same dies). Very fine, toned. The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin, Ireland.

Irish Coin Daily: Ormonde Money Threepence, small triangle between CR, large numerals and small ‘d’ on reverse

Date: 1643-44 Description: Ormonde Money, Threepence, large numerals and small ‘d’ and showing some of the original silver plate design from the donor metal on the obverse. Weight: 1.50 g References: S 6549, DF 309, same dies Well-struck on a full flan Very Fine (VF) Toned. Obverse: Crowned C·R (for Charles Rex) within a double…

1937 GB & Ireland silver threepence (George VI). The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin, Ireland.

O’Brien Coin Guide: GB & Northern Ireland Silver Threepence of George VI

Introduction: In 1936, Edward VIII produced a stunning new set of designs for British coinage and, in addition to producing a new ‘brass’ threepence, his proposed silver threepence featured the three rings of St Edward on the reverse. Between the death of his father, George V, and his planned coronation King Edward VIII abdicated and…

Spot the difference between the 'normal' and 'modified' effigy on the 1926 GB & Ireland Threepence. The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin, Ireland.

O’Brien Coin Guide: GB & Ireland Silver Threepence of George V, Part 2

Introduction: The silver threepences of George V are very popular amongst collectors and are readily available in coin dealers’ bulk boxes, and at coin fairs, exhibitions and car boot sales. There are four different types of George V threepence. Type 1: Sterling Silver issues (1911-1920) is dealt with separately. The three types dealt with in…

1911 GB & Ireland silver threepence (George V). The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin, Ireland.

O’Brien Coin Guide: GB & Ireland Silver Threepence of George V, Part 1

Introduction: The silver threepences of George V are very popular amongst collectors and are readily available in coin dealers’ bulk boxes, and at coin fairs, exhibitions and car boot sales. The first type (sterling issues) are much softer than their later (50% silver) counterparts and wear more easily, thus coins in the higher grades are…