Gold Ring Money - Plain type, double band 7.88g

Irish Coin Daily: Gold Ring Money – Penannular (Plain type), double band of gold

Date: c. 1100 BC – 800/700 BC Description: Gold Ring Money – Plain type, double band, square cut at terminals Weight: 7.88g 12 mm. x 11 mm. by 7 mm. wide Dating Gold Ring Money: There is still much debate as to whether or not Gold Ring Money was actually used as money or not.…

Elizabeth I, 2nd Irish Coinage (fine silver, 1561) Shilling, dated 1561. Crowned bust to left / Three Harps posed on crowned shield

Irish Coin Daily: Elizabeth I, 2nd Irish Coinage (fine silver, 1561) Shilling, dated 1561

Date: 1561 Description: Elizabeth I, 2nd Irish Coinage (fine silver) Shilling, dated 1561. Crowned bust to left / Three Harps posed on crowned shield, date either side. Mintmark: Harp (Dublin mint). Diameter: 29 mm Weight: 4.65 g Fine Silver: 0.916 fine References: D&F 248;  S. 6505 Well struck on a broad flan and with good legends.…

2019 Phil Lynott €15 commemorative coin, silver (boxed)

Irish Coin Daily: 2019 €15 silver Commemorative Proof (Phil Lynott)

  Date: 2019 Issued by: The Central Bank of Ireland Issue Date: 27th November 2019 Coin launched by President Michael D. Higgins at St. Kevin’s College, Crumlin, the former school of Phil Lynott Issue Limit: 3,000 pieces Designer: Sandra Deiana (Italy) Quality: Proof strike Sterling Silver 0.925 fine Weight: 28.28 g Diameter: 38.61 mm  Description:…

2019 Centenary of First Trans-Atlantic Flight €15 Silver Proof

Irish Coin Daily: 2019 €15 silver Commemorative Proof (Centenary of the First Trans-Atlantic Flight)

Date: 2019 Issued by: The Central Bank of Ireland Issue Date: 14th June 2019 The coin was launched at the Alcock & Brown 100 Festival in Clifden, Co Galway Derville Rowland Director General, Financial Conduct at the Central Bank presented a silver coin to Group Captain A J H Tony Alcock, nephew of Captain John…

2019 Ireland - Special €2 commemorative coin (Centenary of the 1st Dáil Éireann)

Irish Coin Daily: Ireland Special €2 commemorative (Centenary of the 1st Dáil Éireann) 2019

Date: 2019 Description: 2019 Ireland – Special €2 commemorative coin (Centenary of the 1st Dáil Éireann). Apart from the Europe-wide coins that all states issue, this is only the second special commemorative €2 coin Ireland has issued on its own since 2002 – the previous one being the 2016 Easter Rising commemorative. Bimetallic (Nk/Ng) Outer…

Hiberno-Norse, Phase VII Silver Bracteate Penny. Cross with rectangle at centre and lis in each angle

Irish Coin Daily: Hiberno-Norse, Phase VII Silver Bracteate Penny. Cross with rectangle at centre and lis in each angle

Date: c. 1130-1150 Description: An Hiberno-Norse, Phase VII, Silver Bracteate Penny. Cross with rectangle at centre and lis in each angle. Weight: 0.62 g References: O’S. 73; DF. 34; S.6199 Very Fine (VF) An unusually good example of this extremely rare bracteate Very rare Obverse: Cross with rectangle at centre and lis in each angle…

2016 Ireland special €2 - 100th anniversary of the Easter Rising

Irish Coin Daily: Ireland Special €2 commemorative (100 Years since the Easter Rising) 2016

Date: 2016 Description: The Easter Rising, also known as the Easter Rebellion, was an armed insurrection in Ireland during Easter Week, 1916. The Rising was mounted by Irish republicans to end British rule in Ireland and establish an independent Irish Republic while the United Kingdom was heavily engaged in World War I. It was the…