Henry III (1216-1272) Penny class 2a, Small or no shoulders on bust, moneyer Richard of Dublin, 1.32g (S 6240, DF 57) VF

Irish Coin Daily: Henry III Silver Penny, Class 2a (Ricard of Dublin)

Date: c. 1251-1254 Description: Henry III silver penny, Dublin mint, Class 2b Weight: 1.32g Diameter: 18mm Very Fine (VF) References: S.6240, DF 57 Obverse: Crowned facing bust / no shoulders, holding sceptre; cinquefoil to right All within a single triangle Legend: ЄNRI CVSR ЄXXII Translates as: Richard III, King Reverse: Voided long cross, with trefoil in…

Henry III (1216-1272), Penny, type IIb, Dublin, Ricard, band of crown jewelled with pellets, 1.39g (S 6241, DF –). Very fine or better, scarce

Irish Coin Daily: Henry III Silver Penny, Class 2b (Ricard of Dublin)

Date: c. 1251-1254 Description: Henry III silver penny, Dublin mint, Class 2b Weight: 1.39g Diameter: 18mm Very Fine (VF) A scarce variety References: S.6241, DF – Obverse: Crowned facing bust, jewelled/ornate crown, holding sceptre; cinquefoil to right All within a double triangle Legend: HЄR CVSR Є(_)X III Translates as: Richard III, King Reverse: Voided long cross,…

Henry III (1216-1272), Penny, type Ib, Dublin, Ricard, ricard on dive, 1.39g (S 6236, DF 54). Very fine

Irish Coin Daily: Henry III Silver Penny, Class 1b (Ricard of Dublin)

Date: c. 1251-1254   Description: Henry III silver penny, Dublin mint, Class 1b Weight: 1.39g Diameter: 18mm Very Fine (VF) References: S.6236, DF 54 Obverse: Crowned facing bust, holding sceptre; cinquefoil to right; all within a single triangle Legend: (ЄNR)I CVS R ЄX III Translates as: Richard III, King Reverse: Voided long cross, with trefoil in…

1927 Morbiducci pattern (Prova) penny, only one example known to be struck in copper.

Irish Coin Daily: Morbiducci’s Irish Pattern Penny in Copper (1927)

Date: 1927 Description: Saorstát Éireann (Irish Free State). Morbiducci Irish Penny Pattern (Prova / Proof) in Copper-Aluminium. Privately commissioned by Publio Morbiducci and struck at Lorioli Castelli’s (Milan) mint for the Irish Coin Design Competition of 1927. Diameter:  31 mm Weight:  ? g References: Not listed in any of the catalogues Unknown to Brady when…

1927 Morbiducci Threepence in Nickel

Irish Coin Daily: Morbiducci’s Irish Pattern Threepence in Nickel (1927)

Date: 1927 Description: Saorstát Éireann (Irish Free State). Morbiducci Irish Threepence Pattern (Prova / Proof) in Nickel. Privately commissioned by Publio Morbiducci and struck at Lorioli Castelli’s (Milan) mint for the Irish Coin Design Competition of 1927. Diameter: 17.75 mm Weight: 3.25 g References: Brady, SNC June 1976, p.238, no.21, this coin Not listed in…

1927 Morbiducci Pattern (Prova / Proof), Shilling in Cupro-Nickel.

Irish Coin Daily: Morbiducci’s Irish Pattern Shilling in Cupro-Nickel (1927)

Date: 1927 Description: Saorstát Éireann (Irish Free State). Morbiducci Irish Shilling Pattern (Prova / Proof) in Cupro-Nickel. Privately commissioned by Publio Morbiducci and struck at Lorioli Castelli’s (Milan) mint for the Irish Coin Design Competition of 1927. Diameter:  23.6 mm Weight: 4.77 g References: Brady, SNC June 1976, p.238, no.21, this coin Not listed in…

1927 Morbiducci Patter (Prova / Proof) Sixpence, in Copper.

Irish Coin Daily: Morbiducci’s Irish Pattern Sixpence in Copper (1927)

Date: 1927 Description: Saorstát Éireann (Irish Free State). Morbiducci Irish Sixpence Pattern (Prova / Proof) in Copper. Privately commissioned by Publio Morbiducci and struck at Lorioli Castelli’s (Milan) mint for the Irish Coin Design Competition of 1927. Diameter: 21 mm Weight: 3.58 g References: Brady, Gerard, “The Morbiducci Patterns, An Enquiry,” in NumCirc LXXXIV.6 (June…