1822 Ireland copper halfpenny (George IV), Laureate and draped bust facing left

O’Brien Coin Guide: The Irish ‘Regal’ Coinage of George IV

Introduction The short reign George IV was of huge numismatic importance to Ireland. George III’s Act of Union in 1801 had abolished the Irish Parliament in Dublin and extended direct rule over Ireland by the English Parliament in London. George IV went further :- The Assimilation of Currencies Act, 1825 provided for the abolition of the separate…