The Irish Coinages of Elizabeth I - three different issues / six different denominations

O’Brien Coin Guide: An Introduction to the Irish Coinages of Elizabeth I

Introduction: The Elizabethan series of Anglo-Irish coinage is a somewhat neglected space in terms of numismatic research since many of her issues were relatively small and their survival rate poor. As such, the availability of suitable study material is limited. The British Museum’s holdings are relatively modest The National Museum of Ireland only has a…

Elizabeth I, First issue, Shilling, mm. rose, reads reg, 8.45g (S 6503, DF 241). Old scratches on reverse, otherwise about very fine, rare

Irish Coin Daily: Elizabeth I, First issue, Shilling, mm. Rose. Legend “REG:”

Date: c. 1558 Description: Elizabeth I (1558-1603), First issue, Billon Shilling Weight: 8.45g References: S 6503, DF 241 Obverse nearly Very Fine (nVF) with some old scratches on reverse Rare Obverse: Crowned and mantled bust left (Bust 1B) Mintmark: rose Legend: ELIZABETH: D: G:·ANG.·FRA.·Z: HIB:·REG: Translation: “Elizabeth by the Grace of God, Queen of England,…

Elizabeth I (1558-1603), First issue, Shilling, mm. rose, bust 1B, reads regi, 9.05g/5h (S 6503; DF 240). Obverse nearly very fine with some surface marks, reverse better

Irish Coin Daily: Elizabeth I, First issue, Shilling, mm. Rose. Legend “REGI” (no stop)

Date: c. 1558 Description: Elizabeth I (1558-1603), First issue, Billon Shilling Weight: 9.05g References: S 6503; DF 240 Obverse nearly Very Fine (nVF) with some surface marks, reverse is a bit better Obverse: Crowned and mantled bust left (Bust 1B) Mintmark: rose Legend: ELIZABETH: D:·G:·ANG.·FRA.·Z. HIB:·REGI Translation: “Elizabeth by the Grace of God, Queen of…

An Irish Halfpenny of Edward III (Dublin Mint)

O’Brien Coin Guide: The Unknown Irish Penny of Edward III

Introduction: In numismatic terms ‘unknown’ means that none have been found – therefore asking the question “did they ever exist?” There are many instances where we know of a king commanding that coinage be produced but none have been found. Ironically, when ‘one’ is found, we begin to ask another set of questions: Is it…

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…

Ireland. Edward VI sixpence, posthumous Henry VIII issue. Old Head Coinage" 1547-1550 portrait, type IV. Small bust facing semi right, has been cleaned, nice full flan and good overall definition. Seaby 6488, good very fine.

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

Date: c. 1547-50   Description: Edward VI (1547-53), coinage in the name of Henry VIII, Sixpence, 0.54g, (S.6488), nice full flan, good overall definition but has been cleaned. Good Very Fine (gVF) Scarce Obverse: Posthumous old head of Henry VIII coinage, Bust of early London Tower style facing semi right HENRIC’ 8 D’ G’ AG’ ET FRA’…