Elizabeth I, Second issue, Groat, 1561, mm. harp, reads reg and mev, 1.57g (S 6506, DF 250). Very fine with good portrait, rare

Irish Coin Daily: Elizabeth I, Second Issue, Groat, 1561, mm. harp / Legends “REG” + “MEV”

Date: 1561 Description: Elizabeth I (1558-1603), Second issue, fine silver Groat, dated 1561.Elizabeth I, Second issue, Groat, dated 1561, mm. Harp. Legends read “REG” (obv.) and “MEV” (rev.). Weight: 1.57g References: S 6506; DF 250 Very fine with good portrait, rare Obverse: Crowned bust of Elizabeth I, facing left Mintmark: Harp Legend: “ELIZABETH REG. AN.…

The Irish Coinages of Elizabeth I - three different issues / six different denominations

O’Brien Coin Guide: An Introduction to the Irish Coinages of Elizabeth I

Introduction: The Elizabethan series of Anglo-Irish coinage is a somewhat neglected space in terms of numismatic research since many of her issues were relatively small and their survival rate poor. As such, the availability of suitable study material is limited. The British Museum’s holdings are relatively modest The National Museum of Ireland only has a…

Elizabeth I, Third issue, Threepence, mm. martlet, 1.31g (S 6509, DF 254). Striking split, good very fine and very rare

Irish Coin Daily: Elizabeth I, Third issue, Threepence, mm. Martlet

Date: c. 1601-02 Description: Elizabeth I (1558-1603), Third issue, debased silver Threepence, issued c. 1601-02. The reason for this coinage was to deny good silver to the rebels in the north of Ireland so they would not have anything with which to buy arms from abroad. The idea was to flood Ireland with base money…

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…