Cork, Octagonal Silver Shilling, 4.41g, obv. CORK 1647 in two lines, rev. XII (DF. 328; S. 6561), very fine, very rare

O’Brien Rare Coin Review: Coinage of the Cities of Refuge (Cork 1646-49)

Introduction: The silver sixpences and shillings of this issue are more easily obtained at auction than the much less well preserved farthing issues. Modern fakes exist, so do make sure to buy from a reputable source. See below (Coins of Necessity: Cork) for details of the genuine coins. Protagonists of the Great Rebellion 1641-52 It…