Charles I (1625-1649), Southern Cities of Refuge, Cork, Sixpence, 1647

O’Brien Rare Coin Review: Charles I, Cities of Refuge – Cork, Sixpence, 1647

Date: 1647 Description: Charles I, Cities of Refuge silver sixpence on an octagonal piece of silver plate. Weight: 2.06g References: S 6561A; DF 329 About Fine (F) Extremely rare Obverse: Crudely struck emergency coinage with the legend “CORK” centred between two circles (outer circle beaded, inner circle wired) with a small pellet below (between “O”…

Charles I (1625-1649), Cork, Shilling, 1647, 4.35g/1h (S 6561; DF 328). Light scratch on reverse, otherwise good fine, extremely rare

O’Brien Rare Coin Review: Charles I, Cities of Refuge – Cork, Shilling, 1647

Date: 1647 Description: Charles I, Cities of Refuge Shilling on an octagonal piece of silver plate. Weight: 4.35g References: S 6561; DF 328 Light scratch on reverse, otherwise good Fine (gF) Extremely rare Obverse: Crudely struck emergency coinage with the legend “CORK” centred between two circles (outer circle beaded, inner circle wired) with a small…

Ormonde money, Groat, thin numerals on reverse, 1.87g (S 6548, DF 304). Very fine, toned. The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin, Ireland.

Irish Coin Daily: Ormonde Money Groat, pellet between CR, thin numerals on reverse

Date: 1643-44 Description: Charles I, Ormonde money, Groat, thin numerals on reverse. Weight: 1.87 g References: S 6548; DF 304. Very Fine (VF) Toned. Obverse: Crowned C·R (for Charles Rex) within a double circle Small pellet between C·R Reverse: Old Roman numeral IIII (denoting 4 pence) within a double circle Thin numerals Country: Ireland Category:…

Inchiquin Money, First issue, Crown, irregular flan stamped 19dwt: 8gr within beaded and wire-line border, 29.49g (S 6532; DF 274; KM. 41). About very fine, very rare

Irish Coin Daily: Inchiquin Money, First issue, Crown (Type 2)

Date: c. 1642   Description: Inchiquin Money, First issue, Crown, irregular flan, 29.49g (S 6532; DF 274; KM. 41) About Very Fine (aVF) or better for issue Very rare Obverse: Irregular flan stamped 19dwt: 8gr within beaded and wire-line border (Type 2)     Reverse:  Irregular flan stamped 19dwt: 8gr within double beaded and wire-line border (Type…

Inchiquin Money, First issue, Crown, irregular flan stamped 19dwt: 8gr within double beaded border, 29.62g (S 6532; DF 273; KM. 41). Very fine or better for issue, toned, very rare

Irish Coin Daily: Inchiquin Money, First issue, Crown (Type 1)

Date: c. 1642 Description: Inchiquin Money, First issue, Crown, irregular flan, 29.62g (S 6532; DF 273; KM. 41). Very fine or better for issue Toned Very rare Obverse: irregular flan stamped 19dwt: 8gr within double beaded border (Type 1)     Reverse: irregular flan stamped 19dwt: 8gr within double beaded border (Type 1) Country: Ireland…

O’Brien Coin Guide: Maltravers ‘Patent’ Farthings (1634-36) for Charles I

Introduction In 1634 another farthing patent was issued, to Henry Howard, (Lord Maltravers) and Sir Francis Crane, their issues being known as Maltravers Farthings. Howard had married Lady Elizabeth Stuart, daughter of Esme Stuart, 3rd Duke of Lennox in 1626, so this patent was ‘passed on’ to yet another member of the royal family. The other…