John (as Lord of Ireland), Third coinage, Halfpenny, Downpatrick, Tomas, CAPVT IOHANNIS, rev. THOMAS ON DVN. Extremely rare. The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin, Ireland.

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

Date: 1198-1199 Description: John (as Lord of Ireland), Silver Halfpenny, Third Coinage (Cross Pommée). Downpatrick Mint signature (DVN). Moneyer: Thomas. Weight: 0.72g Grade: Slightly off-centre, otherwise about very fine (aVF), An extremely rare mint References: S. 6219 Not listed in SCBI Ulster Not listed in Dowle & Finn Obverse: Facing, diademed head  Legend: CAPVT IOHANNIS…

Edward I, Fifth Irish Coinage, Penny, Intermediate Issue, Dublin Mint, type III, pellet in each corner of triangle. The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin, Ireland.

Irish Coin Daily: Silver Penny of Edward I, 5th Coinage (Dublin Mint) Type III, Intermediate Issue

Date: c. 1295 Edward I (1272-1307), Penny, Fifth Irish Coinage (Intermediate Issue), Dublin, Type III, on full flan (albeit pierced at top right of the inverted triangle). Nearly very fine (aVF) Ref: S.6259 Weight: 1.42g Extremely rare Obverse: Crowned bust in triangle, with pellet in each angle of triangle, spread crown and crosses as ornaments…

John as King (REX coinage) silver farthing, Limerick Mint / Moneyer: Willem. The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin, Ireland.

Irish Coin Daily: King John’s REX Coinage, Silver Farthing, Limerick mint / Moneyer: Willem

Date: 1205-1211 Description: King John’s Irish coinage, silver farthing. Limerick mint, with Willem (moneyer) signature. Weight: 0.38 g Very fine (VF) Extremely Rare References: DF 52; Withers -; S.6234A Obverse: Crowned facing bust, holding cruciform scepter; rosette to right; all within triangle Legend: IOh AN REX John, King Reverse: Pinwheel (sun) within crescent moon Legend:…

John, silver farthing (REX coinage), Dublin mint, willem moneyer (struck on irregular flan). The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin, Ireland.

Irish Coin Daily: King John’s REX Coinage, Silver Farthing, Dublin mint / Moneyer: Willem

Date: 1208/9-1216 Description: John as King of England & Ireland (REX coinage), silver farthing, Dublin Mint, Moneyer: Willem. Weight: 0.33 g Diameter: 9 mm References: Cf. Withers VI p. 37; –; SCBC 6234 Near VF, toned, weak in parts. Struck on an irregular flan. Very rare Obverse: Crowned facing bust, holding cruciform scepter; rosette to…

Edward IV (1461-83), Penny, light cross and pellets coinage (1478), Trim Mint. (The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin)

Irish Coin Daily: Edward IV, Silver Penny – Light Cross & Pellets (annulets) Coinage, Trim Mint

Date: c. 1478 Description: Third Cross and Pellets coinage, Trim, mm. not visible, no marks on obv., 0.40g (UKDFD 20310; Burns –; S –). Good fine, excessively rare; one of two recorded specimens Obverse: Crowned facing bust Reverse: nothing in centre no extra pellets Note: An extremely rare issue struck from local dies and given…

Edward IV (Second reign), Silver Groat, Light Cross & Pellets (annulets) coinage, Limerick Mint

Irish Coin Daily: Edward IV, Silver Groat – Light Cross & Pellets (annulets) Coinage

Date: c. 1475-78 Description: Edward IV (Second reign), Silver Groat, Light Cross & Pellets (annulets) coinage. (24.5mm, 1.93 g, 10h). Limerick mint. Struck 1475-1478. SCBI 22 (Copenhagen), 400; D&F 133; SCBC 6342. Toned, minor edge chip and flan crack Near VF (aVF) Rare Obverse: Crowned facing bust, L on breast; quatrefoils flanking neck; all within…

Gold coins circulating in Ireland during the reign of Henry VI, c. 1460 (when he fixed exchange rates)

Monetary Crisis (1460), as Henry VI fixes exchange rates for foreign coins in Ireland

Introduction: The price of gold rose from the 1430s onward, so gold coins were worth more in Europe than in England, which resulted in a gold shortage in England as coins were exported for profit. This is known as an ‘arbitrage market’ and is also an early example of Gresham’s Law – it caused a…