Checklist (Tudor & Stuart)

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This page is a perpetual “work-in-progress” and will be updated daily via daily Irish Coin Cabinet posts. In time, it will become a “check-list” for Irish coin collectors, detectorists and anyone looking for basic information + an image on individual Irish “hammered” coins and their major die variations.

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Tudor

  • Henry VII

    • Three Crowns issue (1483-87)
    • Geraldine ‘Three Crowns’ issue (1487) Lambert Simnal, as Edward VI
      • Groat – Third issue: Waterford mint (Muled with obverse of Henry VII)
    • Portrait issue (1490-1505)
      • Groat
      • Half-Groat – ordered to be minted but none found (yet)
      • Penny – ordered to be minted but none found (yet)
      • Halfpenny – ordered to be minted but none found (yet)
      • Farthing – ordered to be minted but none found (yet)
  • Henry VIII

    • 1st Irish Coinage (Harp issues)
      • Groat, crowned “H” and “A” (for Henry and Anne Boleyn, 1534-35)
      • Groat, crowned “H” and “I” (for Henry and Jane Seymour, 1536-37)
      • Groat, crowned “H” and “K” (for Henry and Katherine Howard, 1540)
      • Half-Groat
    • 2nd Irish Coinage (King Alone issues)
  • Edward VI

  • Mary I

    • Shilling
    • Groat
      • Undated
      • 1553 (M: D: L: III. in Roman numerals)
      • 1554 (M: D: L: IV. in Modern Roman numerals)
    • Half-Groat
      • Undated
    • Penny
      • Undated
  • Philip & Mary

    • Shilling (1553-54)
    • Groat (1555-58)
      • 1555
      • 1556
      • 1557
      • 1558 (mm Rose)
    • English-type Penny (made for circulation in Ireland)
      • CIVITAS LONDON
  • Elizabeth I

House of Stuart

Interregnum

  • Oliver Cromwell, as Lord Protector – issued no Irish coinage during his term of office
    • The Commonwealth issued English silver and gold coins which circulated in Ireland
      • Parliament suspended the royal patents to produce copper farthings, resulting in a chronic shortage of small change in Ireland
        • various small traders issued unofficial tokens
  • Thomas Cromwell, as Lord Protector – issued no Irish coinage during his term of office
    • small traders continued to issue unofficial tokens