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…

2009 Ireland - Special €2 commemorative coin (10th anniversary of the EMU and the birth of the euro)

Irish Coin Daily: Ireland Special €2 commemorative (10th Anniversary of the EMU and the Birth of the Euro) 2009

Date: 2009 Description: The coin shows a stick figure which merges into the € symbol. It seeks to convey the idea of the single currency and, by extension, Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) being the latest step in Europe’s long history of trade and economic integration. The design was chosen out of a shortlist of…

Hiberno-Norse. AR Bracteate, ca. 1110-1150. Cross over quatrefoil, pellet in each angle, "legend" of "I's" around. S.6202G. Small edge chip from contemporary mount breaking off. Very Fine and Very rare.

Irish Coin Daily: Hiberno-Norse, Phase VII Silver Bracteate Penny. Cross over quatrefoil, pellet in each angle

Date: c. 1130-1150   Description: An Hiberno-Norse, Phase VII, Silver Bracteate Penny. Cross over quatrefoil, pellet in each angle, “legend” of “I’s” around References: S.6202G Small edge chip from contemporary mount breaking off. Very Fine (VF) Very rare Obverse: Cross over quatrefoil, pellet in each angle Pseudo-legend of “I’s” around Reverse: Brockage image of Obverse…

Hiberno-Norse, Phase V, c.1065-1095, Penny, 1.00g, group G/b, degraded facing crowned bust with large annulets at sides, most likely derived from the Two Stars type of William I (but equally possibly also from Henry I Annulets type- BMC1)

Irish Coin Daily: Hiberno-Norse Penny, Phase V, Class B, Silver Penny, Degraded facing crowned bust with large annulets at sides – Two Stars type of William I (or Henry I Annulets type)

Date: c. 1075-80   Description: An Hiberno-Norse, Phase V, Class B, Silver Penny. Degraded facing crowned bust with large annulets at sides, most likely derived from the Two Stars type of William I (but equally possibly also from Henry I Annulets type- BMC1) Weight: 1.00 g References: see SCBI Ulster 344-5; SCBI British Museum, 209-10…

Hiberno-Norse, Phase V, c.1065-1095, Penny, 0.84g, group F/o, crowned facing bust, sceptre either side, deriving from Two Sceptres type of William I, rev. cross fleury, pellets in angles, legends blundered ((cf. SCBI Ulster 347 (=Roth 206) and SCBI Copenhagen 281; Lindsay, Supp. p.1 3, 57: S.6170), pierced at seven o´clock, obverse double struck, reverse very fine, extremely rare

Irish Coin Daily: Hiberno-Norse Penny, Phase V, Class B, Silver Penny. Crowned facing bust, sceptre either side, deriving from Two Sceptres type of William I

Date: c. 1075-80   Description: An Hiberno-Norse, Phase V, Class B, Silver Penny. Crowned facing bust, sceptre either side, deriving from Two Sceptres type of William I. Reverse: Cross fleury, pellets in angles Diameter: 16 mm Weight: 0.84 g References: cf. SCBI Ulster 347 (=Roth 206) and SCBI Copenhagen 281 Lindsay, Supp. p.1 3, 57:…

Hiberno-Norse, Silver Penny Phase V, Obverse Bust left with hand on Neck, Reverse similar to William I Two Stars type S.6156 Extremely rare

Irish Coin Daily: Hiberno-Norse Penny, Phase V, Draped bust left, with hand on Neck + reverse similar to William I “Two Stars type”

Date: c. 1075-80 Description: An Hiberno-Norse, Phase V, Class B Silver Penny. Bust left with large hand on neck. Reverse similar to William I Two Stars type. Diameter: 16 mm References: S.6156 Good Very Fine (gVF) Toned Extremely rare Obverse: Draped bust left; large hand on neck Blundered and illegible (pseudo-) legend around Reverse: Quadrilateral…

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…

Ireland, Mary, 1553 Silver Shilling (M D LIII) in Roman numerals on the reverse. Crowned bust left, legend with inner and outer beaded circles surrounding, mint mark lis after Queen's name, double annulet stops. The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin, Ireland.

Irish Coin Daily: Mary I (1553-54), Silver Shilling of 1553, Mintmark Lis / Date in Roman Numerals

Date: 1553 (M: D: LIII.) Description: Mary (1553-54), Silver Shilling of Twelve Pence, dated 1553 in Roman numerals. Weight: 5.77g References: D&F 224; S.6495. Toned, some light weaknesses to strike and one tiny rim chip at top, otherwise with an excellent depiction of the Queen, the largest portrait bust of her upon a coin. Extremely…