Elizabeth I, 2nd Irish Coinage (fine silver, 1561) Shilling, dated 1561. Crowned bust to left / Three Harps posed on crowned shield

Irish Coin Daily: Elizabeth I, 2nd Irish Coinage (fine silver, 1561) Shilling “REG:”

Date: 1561 Description: Elizabeth I, 2nd Irish Coinage (fine silver) Shilling, dated 1561. Crowned bust to left / Three Harps posed on crowned shield, date either side. Mintmark: Harp (Dublin mint). Diameter: 29 mm Weight: 4.65 g Fine Silver: 0.916 fine References: D&F 248;  S. 6505 Well struck on a broad flan and with good legends.…

2019 Ireland - Special €2 commemorative coin (Centenary of the 1st Dáil Éireann)

Irish Coin Daily: Ireland Special €2 commemorative (Centenary of the 1st Dáil Éireann) 2019

Date: 2019 Description: 2019 Ireland – Special €2 commemorative coin (Centenary of the 1st Dáil Éireann). Apart from the Europe-wide coins that all states issue, this is only the second special commemorative €2 coin Ireland has issued on its own since 2002 – the previous one being the 2016 Easter Rising commemorative. Bimetallic (Nk/Ng) Outer…

Hiberno-Norse, Phase VII Silver Bracteate Penny. Cross with rectangle at centre and lis in each angle

Irish Coin Daily: Hiberno-Norse, Phase VII Silver Bracteate Penny. Cross with rectangle at centre and lis in each angle

Date: c. 1130-1150 Description: An Hiberno-Norse, Phase VII, Silver Bracteate Penny. Cross with rectangle at centre and lis in each angle. Weight: 0.62 g References: O’S. 73; DF. 34; S.6199 Very Fine (VF) An unusually good example of this extremely rare bracteate Very rare Obverse: Cross with rectangle at centre and lis in each angle…

2016 Ireland special €2 - 100th anniversary of the Easter Rising

Irish Coin Daily: Ireland Special €2 commemorative (100 Years since the Easter Rising) 2016

Date: 2016 Description: The Easter Rising, also known as the Easter Rebellion, was an armed insurrection in Ireland during Easter Week, 1916. The Rising was mounted by Irish republicans to end British rule in Ireland and establish an independent Irish Republic while the United Kingdom was heavily engaged in World War I. It was the…

Philip and Mary, Shilling, dated 1555

Irish Coin Daily: Philip & Mary, Irish Silver Shilling of 1555, Mintmark Portcullis

Date: 1555   Description: Philip and Mary, Silver Shilling 1555, i.m. portcullis on reverse only, busts vis-à-vis under a crown, date below. This is a variety, with the obverse legend reading “RIGINA  AN” instead of the normal “REGINA . ANG:” Weight: 8.73 g Base coinage: 0.250 fine silver References: D&F 233;  S. 6500 Well struck…

2015 Ireland - Special €2 commemorative coin (30th anniversary of the EU flag)

Irish Coin Daily: Ireland Special €2 commemorative (30th anniversary of the EU flag) 2015

Date: 2015 Description: In July 2015, the 19 euro-area countries jointly issued a commemorative euro coin celebrating 30 years of the EU flag. Regardless of the country, it bears the same design on the national side, normally reserved for a motif specific to that country. This is the fourth time the euro-area members have decided…

Edward IV, First ‘Anonymous’ Issue (1460-1462) Copper Half-farthing, 1.26g, DF.101 var. S. 6399

Irish Coin Daily: Edward IV. First reign, Anonymous ‘Crown’ coinage (1460-1462) Copper Half-farthing, or Patrick

Date: c. 1460-1463 Description: Edward IV (First reign, 1461-1470) Anonymous ‘Crown’ coinage – copper half-farthing or ‘Patrick’. Struck circa 1460-1462. Weight: 1.26 g Good Very Fine (gVF) Rare References: DF.101 var.; S. 6399 Obverse: Crown in centre, within a toothed border Legend, within outer toothed rim / border: + PA (space) TRIR° (branch) Reverse: Large…

2012 Ireland - Special €2 commemorative coin (10 years of euro banknotes and coins)

Irish Coin Daily: Ireland Special €2 commemorative (10 years of euro banknotes and coins) 2012

Date: 2012 Description: On 1 January 2002, euro banknotes and coins were introduced in 12 Member States of the European Union. The introduction of the euro was an unprecedented challenge, but it went smoothly, and billions of banknotes and coins started to circulate in a matter of days. Five more Member States adopted the euro…

There is over €347.4 million worth of old Irish banknotes and coins missing!

Great news for collectors! Over €347,404,127 worth of old Irish banknotes and coins are missing!

Yes, you read that correctly. A massive €347,404,127 worth of old Irish banknotes and coins have yet to be handed in to the Central Bank of Ireland since the introduction of the Euro on 1st January 2002 – 18 years since the Euro Changeover! To be absolutely precise, that’s: €224,389,631.19 in old Irish bank notes…

2007 Ireland - special €2 commemorative coin - 50th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome

Irish Coin Daily: Ireland Special €2 commemorative (50th Anniv. of the Treaty of Rome) 2007

Date: 2007 Description: This was the first special €2 commemorative coin issued by Ireland and was part of the first pan-EU set, where all members issued a similar coin, albeit with some localisation differences, i.e. the legends are in national languages. The Treaty of Rome established the European Economic Community and ultimately led to the…