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:…

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…

1956 GB & Ireland bronze farthing (Elizabeth II)

O’Brien Coin Guide: GB & Northern Ireland Bronze Farthings (Elizabeth II)

Background: By the 1950s, the farthing had pretty much lost its spending power and there were calls for its withdrawal. An average of 20 million farthings per year were produced during the reign of George VI but inflation made these coins virtually obsolete during Elizabeth’s early reign. The Royal Mint stopped producing them in 1956…

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…

Edward VI (1547-53), coinage in the name of Henry VIII, Threehalfpence, 0.54g, crowned, bearded facing bust, rev. civitas dvblini, shield over long cross fourchée (D.F. -; S.6492), scratch on obverse, full coin, weak portrait, clear legends, fair / about fine, extremely rare

Irish Coin Daily: Edward VI’s Irish Three-halfpence, in the name and image of Henry VIII

Date: c. 1547 Description: Edward VI (1547-53), coinage in the name of Henry VIII, Three-halfpence, 0.54g, (D.F. -; S.6492), scratch on obverse, full coin, weak portrait, clear legends, Fair / about Fine Extremely rare Obverse: Posthumous old head of Henry VIII coinage, Bust of early London Tower style facing semi right HENRIC’ 8 D’ G’ AG’ ET…