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 issue
    • 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
    • Half-Groat
    • Penny
  • Philip & Mary

    • Shilling (1553-54)
    • Groat (1555-58)
    • Penny
  • Elizabeth I

    • 1st Irish Coinage (de-based silver, 1558)
    • Edward VI Re-used (Countermarked)
      • Seated Greyhound ‘Countermark’ on Edward VI Irish Shilling (1560)
    • 2nd Irish Coinage (fine silver, 1561)
      • Shilling
      • Groat
    • 3rd Irish Coinage (de-based silver, 1601-02)
      • Shilling
      • Sixpence
      • Threepence
      • Copper Penny
      • Copper Halfpenny

House of Stuart

  • James I

    • 1st Irish Coinage (1603-1604) / Rev. TVEATVR VNITA DEVS
      • 1st Bust (squared beard)
      • 2nd Bust (pointed beard)
        • Shilling, mint mark: Martlet (1604)
    • 2nd Irish Coinage (1605-1607) / Rev. HENRICVS ROSAS REGNA IACOBVS
  • Charles I

    • Emergency Coinage / Coins of Necessity
      • 1642 Inchiquin Money (Weight Money)

      • 1642 Annulet Money
        • Ninepence
        • Sixpence
        • Fourpence (Groat)
        • Threepence
      • 1642 Dublin Money
        • Crown
        • Halfcrown
      • 1642-43 Confederate Catholic Coinage
      • 1643-44 Ormonde Money
        • Crown
        • Halfcrown
        • Shilling
        • Ninepence
        • Sixpence
        • Fourpence (Groat)
        • Threepence
        • Twopence (Half-Groat)
      • 1646 Blacksmith Money 
        • Halfcrown (with cross on horse’s housings)
        • Halfcrown (without cross on horse’s housings)
      • 1646 Ormonde Gold Pistoles
      • 1646-47 Coinage of the Southern Cities of Refuge
        • Bandon (Bandon Bridge)
          • Farthing (three castles)
        • Cork
          • Shilling (octagonal)
          • Sixpence (octagonal)
          • Farthing (rectangular, Cork in double circle)
          • Farthing (rectangular, Cork in circle of pellets)
          • Cork countermarked on a copper coin
        • Kinsale
          • Farthing (chequered shield)
        • Youghal
          • Square Farthing (YT / ship)
          • Square Farthing (Bird above YT / ship)
          • Round Farthing (YT / fish or whale?)
      • 1649 Post-Mortem Ormonde Money
        • Crown
        • Halfcrown

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