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…

Inchiquin Money, First issue, Halfcrown, 9dwt 16gr within double beaded border, 14.77g (Bull 3; S 6533; DF 276; KM. 40).

Irish Coin Daily: Inchiquin Money, First issue, Halfcrown, 9dwt: 16gr. Type 3 – Double-Beaded Border (Thin numerals)

Date: 1642 Description: Inchiquin Money, First issue, Halfcrown, irregular flan stamped 9dwt: 16gr within small & large (double) beaded border. Weight: 14.77 g References: Bull 3; S 6533; DF 276; KM 40 Obverse: An irregular flan stamped 9dwt: 16gr within a double circle Inner circle: small beads Outer circle: larger beads Thin numerals Reverse: An…

Inchiquin Money, First issue, Halfcrown, 9dwt 16gr within beaded and wire-line borders, 14.85g (Bull 2 S 6533 DF 276-7 KM. 40)

Irish Coin Daily: Inchiquin Money, First issue, Halfcrown, 9dwt: 16gr. Type 2 – Wire & Bead Border (Thick numerals)

Date: 1642 Description: Inchiquin Money, First issue, Halfcrown, irregular flan stamped 9dwt: 16gr within a double circle – wire and beaded border. Type 2: Thick numerals. Weight: 14.85 g References: Bull 2;  S 6533;  DF 276-7;  KM. 40 Obverse: An irregular flan stamped 9dwt: 16gr within a double circle Inner circle: wire-line Outer circle: beaded…

Ormonde Money, Groat, small lozenge between CR, tall, thin numerals and medium 'D' on reverse

Irish Coin Daily: Ormonde Money, Groat, small lozenge between CR, tall, thin numerals and medium ‘D’ on reverse

Date: 1643-44 Description: Ormonde Money Groat, small lozenge between CR; with tall, thin numerals and medium-sized ‘D’ on the reverse. Weight: 1.73 g References: S. 6548. D&F 304 Well-struck on a partial flan. Lots of wear & tear, plus a few knocks – suggesting substantial circulation. Despite the substantial wear and damage, this coin is…

Ormonde Money, Shilling, Pellet between CR, tall numerals, small 'D' on reverse.

Irish Coin Daily: Ormonde Money Shilling, Pellet between CR; tall numerals, small ‘D’ on reverse

Date: 1643-44 Description: Ormonde Money, Shilling, Pellet between CR; tall numerals, small ‘D’ on reverse Weight: 5.5 g References: S 6546 Well-struck on a full flan Good very fine (gVF) Toned. Obverse: Crowned C·R (for Charles Rex) within a double circle Pellet between ‘C’ and ‘R’ Serifed CR within the inner (wire) circle Reverse: Roman…