1927 Morbiducci's Irish Sixpence (Bronze) Pattern

Irish Coin Daily: Morbiducci’s Irish Pattern Sixpence in Bronze (1927)

Date: 1927 Description: Saorstát Éireann (Irish Free State). Morbiducci Irish Sixpence Pattern (Prova / Proof) in Bronze. Privately commissioned by Publio Morbiducci and struck at Lorioli Castelli’s (Milan) mint for the Irish Coin Design Competition of 1927. Diameter: 21 mm Weight: 3.31 g References: Brady, Gerard, “The Morbiducci Patterns, An Enquiry,” in NumCirc LXXXIV.6 (June…

Morbiducci Irish Pattern Coin Set (obv + rev) - one of each coin type.

O’Brien Coin Guide: Alloy Varieties of the Morbiducci Proof/Patterns (1927)

Introduction: When he entered the Irish Coin Design competition of 1927, Publio Morbiducci put forward eight reverse designs: namely a farthing, halfpenny (sheep/ram), penny, threepence, sixpence, shilling, florin and halfcrown design. To date, no pattern / proof farthings or halfpennies have been found As such, there are only 6 coins in the basic set to…

£100 ploughman, Bank of Ireland, One Hundred Pounds, specimen 1978 obverse. The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin, Ireland.

O’Brien Banknote Price Guide 2016: Ploughman £20, £50 and £100 notes (Specimens, Colour Trials & Proofs)

Withdrawal from Circulation: According to Central Bank of Ireland records, all £20, £50 and £100 ‘ploughman’ notes were successfully withdrawn from circulation, i.e. there are no ‘circulating’ examples left for collectors to collect. That said, the remaining £1, £5 and £10 ‘ploughman’ notes aren’t exactly common nowadays either – as per table below: Estimated Number…