Ireland Halfpenny John, Third 'Rex' Coinage Limerick mint moneyer Willem 0.47g (DF 51, Withers 1a S 6232)

Irish Coin Daily: John (as King of Ireland) Silver Halfpenny, Mint: Limerick, Moneyer: Willem

Date: c.1205-1211 Description: John as King England & Ireland, Silver Halfpenny Mint: Limerick Moneyer: Willem of Limerick Weight: 0.47g References: DF 51, Withers 1/a, S 6232 Dark tone, porous, almost very fine (aVF) Rare Obverse: Facing head of King in triangle with sun at each apex, with legend around +IOH ANN REX Translates as “John,…

Second coinage, Halfpenny, Dublin, type Ib, Turgod, [TVR]GOD ON DWE, 0.78g/6h (S 6205; DF 39). Parts of legend flat, otherwise very fine and toned, rare

Irish Coin Daily: John (as Lord of Ireland) Second coinage, Halfpenny, Type 1b, Mint: Dublin, Moneyer: Turgod

Date: c. 1190-1199 Description: John (as Lord of Ireland) Second coinage, Halfpenny, Dublin, Type 1b. Mint: Dublin Moneyer: Turgod (a rare Dublin moneyer) Weight: 0.78g References: S 6205; DF 39 Parts of legend flat, otherwise very fine (VF) and toned Rare Obverse: Facing diademed head, legend around +IOHANNES DO Translates as “John Dominus” Reverse: Voided…

1968 Irish penny flan error E16i - struck in nickel-brass instead of bronze, with a copy of a letter, dated 3rd April 1975, from Royal Mint confirming it was an error. Very rare, uncirculated.

O’Brien Coin Guide: Irish Pre-Decimal Penny Errors & Varieties

Introduction: This post is a continuation of the research work done by Derek Young and Prof. G.F. Mitchell – first published in the Irish Numismatics magazine. Sadly, this excellent magazine is no longer available and quite difficult to source. The information in this post relates to ‘minting errors’ on Irish pre-decimal pennies. According to a…

1943 GB & Ireland bronze farthing (George VI)

O’Brien Coin Guide: GB & Northern Ireland Bronze Farthings (George VI)

Background: Edward VIII advised the Royal Mint that he wanted a modern coinage to reflect a modern Britain but, after his abdication, it was his younger brother (George VI) who inherited his new designs – the first of which was the farthing. A European Wren replaced Britannia on the reverse. This bird motif was similar…

1927 Morbiducci pattern, halfcrown (silver). Rare Irish coin. Old Currency Exchange, Dublin, Ireland. Best Irish coin dealer

Irish Coin Daily: 1927 Pattern Halfcrown (in Silver) by Publio Morbiducci

Date: 1927 Description: Country: Ireland Category: Irish Free State / Saorstát Éireann Pattern Notes: This is a ‘pattern’ coin entered by the Roman sculptor Publio Morbiducci (1889-1963) for the competition to design Ireland’s new money in 1928. Although unsuccessful, Morbiducci’s designs are considered to be some of the finest in terms of their classical Italianate…