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…

Hiberno-Norse Silver Penny, Phase II, .77g, bare headed bust left, rev. IFI RNE NNO NHO, small pellet in all 4 angles, good VF (SCBI BM –, S 6122, DF 22)

Irish Coin Daily: Hiberno-Norse Phase II Silver Penny, Sihtric of Dublin (uncertain mint and moneyer)

Date: c. 1015-1035 Hiberno-Scandinavian period, Phase II, Long Cross Penny. Weight: 0.77g (very light for Phase II) Very fine (VF) Rare References: SCBI BM –; S 6122; DF 22 Obverse: Draped bust left; pellet on chin, wedge-shaped lips, two pellets on neck Legend: +IIII +IhCTRI +HDIC Badly blundered legend (for Phase II) but recognisable as…

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…

Ireland 2019 Proof Coin Set

Irish Coin Daily: Ireland Proof Euro Coin Set (2019)

Date: 2019 Description: These sets are similar to the coins that circulate but are struck on specially produced, highly polished flans (also known as blanks, or planchets).  The Central Bank of Ireland has maintained their conservative approach to the issue of proof sets and, to date, only seven sets have been made available for collectors…

Ireland 2015 Proof set - commemorating 30 years of the EU flag

Irish Coin Daily: Ireland Proof Euro Coin Set (2015)

Date: 2015 Description: These sets are similar to the coins that circulate but are struck on specially produced, highly polished flans (also known as blanks, or planchets).  The Central Bank of Ireland has maintained their conservative approach to the issue of proof sets and, to date, only seven sets have been made available for collectors…

Ireland 2016 Proof set

Irish Coin Daily: Ireland Proof Euro Coin Set (2016)

Date: 2016 Description: These sets are similar to the coins that circulate but are struck on specially produced, highly polished flans (also known as blanks, or planchets).  The Central Bank of Ireland has maintained their conservative approach to the issue of proof sets and, to date, only seven sets have been made available for collectors…