Henry VII, Late portrait Halfgroat, type II, Dublin, facing bust with arched crown within fleured tressure, 0.86g (S 6466 cf DF 196). Nearly fine, extremely rare

Irish Coin Daily: Silver Half-Groat of Henry VII, Late Portrait Issue, Type II (Dublin Mint)

Date: c. 1485-1509 Description: Henry VII Late Portrait issue Half-Groat, (1485-1509) Dublin, type II, facing bust with arched crown within fleured tressure Weight: 0.86g Struck off-centre on a poorly shaped flan Otherwise almost Fine (aF) An extremely rare Irish coin of Henry VII References: S 6466; cf DF 196 Obverse: Facing bust, with arched crown…

Henry VII, Late Portrait issue Groat, Dublin, type III, open flat crown, no tressure, rev. indented cross-ends, reads CIVITS, 1.66g (S 6464, DF 200). Good fine

Irish Coin Daily: Silver Groat of Henry VII, Late Portrait Issue, Type III (Dublin Mint)

Date: c. 1485-1509 Description: Henry VII Late Portrait issue Groat, Dublin, type III, open ‘flat’ crown, no tressure Weight: 1.66g Well-centred strike on a good flan Worn and flattened in places, but overall Good Fine (gF) References: S 6464; DF 200 Obverse: Facing bust, open ‘flat’ crown, no tressure Legend: hENRIC + DEI GRA REX…

Henry VII Silver Groat, Late Portrait issue, Groat, Dublin, type I, open crown, plain tressure, 2.00g (S 6453, DF 193). On a full flan, good fine (gF)

Irish Coin Daily: Silver Groat of Henry VII, Late Portrait Issue, Type I (Dublin Mint)

Date: c. 1485-1509 Description: Henry VII Late Portrait issue Groat, Dublin, type I, open crown, plain tressure Weight: 2.00g Well-centred strike on a good flan Worn and flattened in places, but overall Good Fine (gF) References: S 6453; DF 193 Obverse: Facing bust, open crown, plain tressure Legend: hENRIC + DEI GRA REX ANGL Translation:…

Henry VII, Late Portrait issue Groat, (1485-1509) Dublin, type IIc, open crown, saltires on tressure, SIVI TAS DBV LNE, 1.72g (S 6460, DF 198) aVF

Irish Coin Daily: Silver Groat of Henry VII, Late Portrait Issue, Type IIc (Dublin Mint)

Date: c. 1485-1509 Description: Henry VII Late Portrait issue Groat, (1485-1509) Dublin, type IIc, open crown, saltires on tressure, SIVI TAS DBV LNE Weight: 1.72g Struck off-centre on a poorly shaped flan Otherwise almost Very Fine (aVF) A rare variety References: S 6460; DF 198 Obverse: Facing bust, open crown, saltires on tressure Legend: mostly…

Ireland, Philip and Mary, groat, 1558, mm. rose, busts face to face, date divided by crown above, rev. crowned harp divides crowned P and M (S.6501D)

Irish Coin Daily: Philip & Mary, Groat (1558) mm. Rose

Date: 1558 Description: An Irish groat of Philip & Mary, dated 1558 and mintmark Rose Base 0.250 fine silver The toothed border around (as usual) is mostly not present This is probably due to clipping, more so than normal wear & tear Obverse: Facing busts of Philip II of Spain and Mary I, with pellet…

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, 2nd Irish Coinage (fine silver) Groat, dated 1561. Crowned bust to left / Three Harps posed on crowned shield, date either side

Irish Coin Daily: Elizabeth I, 2nd Irish Coinage (fine silver, 1561) Groat, dated 1561

Date: 1561 Description: Elizabeth I, 2nd Irish Coinage (fine silver) Groat, dated 1561. Crowned bust to left / Three Harps posed on crowned shield, date either side. Mintmark: Harp (Dublin mint). Obverse legend reads “RE” (instead of REG) Weight: 1.45 g Fine Silver: 0.916 fine References: D&F 251; S. 6506 Well struck on a broad…