1804 Malahide, Co Dublin - The Silver Bank, Three Shillings & Ninepence Halfpenny, payable in Notes of the Bank of Ireland

Early Irish Banknotes: The Silver Bank, Malahide (3 shillings & ninepence ha’penny)

Talbot & Co (Malahide Bank) By the Act of 1799, banks within the City of Dublin were forbidden to issue notes for less than 5 guineas (£5 and 5 shillings). Banks outside this boundary were not subject to this restriction and, consequently, many new entrants to the banking sector chose rural Dublin villages outside of…

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1802 Dublin, Beresfords Bank, contemporary forgery of Bank Post Bill for Three Guineas, 14 December 1802, stamped forgery

O’Brien Banknote Guide: Beresford & Co, Dublin (1794-1810)

Introduction: In the late 18th and early 19th centuries, there were hundreds of small banks issuing their own paper money. Due to the monopoly enjoyed by the Bank of Ireland (a quasi-central bank), they tended to stay small and under-capitalised. Beresford’s Bank, however, grew to be one of the largest and, by 1803, circulated an…

Hiberno-Norse Silver Penny (Phase I, Class C – Helmet Type) moneyer unknown

Irish Coin Daily: Hiberno-Norse Silver Penny (Phase I, Class C – HELMET Type) / Unknown Moneyer

Date: 1009-1011 Hiberno-Norse, Phase I, Class C Imitation Penny in the name of Aethelred, Helmet type, very rare. (S.6115) Obverse: Armoured bust left with radiate helmet Legend translates as: Sihtric of Dublin Reverse: Long cross voided, each limb terminating in three crescents over square with trefoil at each point Legend translates as: King of Dublin…

John (as Lord), Third coinage, Halfpenny, Dublin, Moneyer Thomas. rev. double cross pommée, THOMAS ON DV, DF 42 S.6207

Irish Coin Daily: Prince John’s Silver Halfpenny (Third Coinage, Dublin Mint / Tomas)

Date: 1198-1199 Description: Country: Ireland Category: Anglo-Norman House of Anjou Angevin Richard I (the Lion Heart) John as Lord of Ireland Third Coinage (Dominus / Cross Pommée Issue) Dublin Mint Moneyer: Tomas Hammered Further Reading: O’Brien Coin Guide: Why did Henry II not issue coins under his own name for Ireland? O’Brien Rare Coin Review:…

1911-1926 GB & Ireland, George V, Obverse Type 1, bronze penny

O’Brien Coin Guide: GB & Ireland Bronze Pennies of George V

Background: Nobody thinks about British George V bronze pennies without thinking about the famous 1933 penny rarity. It is, perhaps, the most well-known British penny and many schoolboy collectors started the hobby by checking their pocket change for a 1933. Since these pennies circulated in Ireland right up until 1971, many Irish collectors also hoped…

John as Lord of Ireland (1172-1199) Halfpenny 0.75g., second coinage, group 1b, Dublin, NICOLAS ON DW, O'S.3-2, DF 39, S.6205

Irish Coin Daily: Prince John’s Silver Halfpenny (Second Coinage, Dublin Mint / Nicholas)

Date: 1190-1198 Description: Country: Ireland Category: Anglo-Norman House of Anjou Angevin Richard I (the Lion Heart) John as Lord of Ireland Second Coinage (Dominus / Cross Potent Issue) Dublin Mint Moneyer: Nicholas Hammered Further Reading: O’Brien Coin Guide: Why did Henry II not issue coins under his own name for Ireland? O’Brien Rare Coin Review:…