Elizabeth I, Second issue, Groat, 1561, mm. harp, reads reg and mev, 1.57g (S 6506, DF 250). Very fine with good portrait, rare

Irish Coin Daily: Elizabeth I, Second Issue, Groat, 1561, mm. harp / Legends “REG” + “MEV”

Date: 1561 Description: Elizabeth I (1558-1603), Second issue, fine silver Groat, dated 1561.Elizabeth I, Second issue, Groat, dated 1561, mm. Harp. Legends read “REG” (obv.) and “MEV” (rev.). Weight: 1.57g References: S 6506; DF 250 Very fine with good portrait, rare Obverse: Crowned bust of Elizabeth I, facing left Mintmark: Harp Legend: “ELIZABETH REG. AN.…

Elizabeth I, Third issue, Threepence, mm. martlet, 1.31g (S 6509, DF 254). Striking split, good very fine and very rare

Irish Coin Daily: Elizabeth I, Third issue, Threepence, mm. Martlet

Date: c. 1601-02 Description: Elizabeth I (1558-1603), Third issue, debased silver Threepence, issued c. 1601-02. The reason for this coinage was to deny good silver to the rebels in the north of Ireland so they would not have anything with which to buy arms from abroad. The idea was to flood Ireland with base money…