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…

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, dated 1561

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.…

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…

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…

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…

Hiberno-Norse, Phase VI silver penny - Crude draped bust left, crozier before, quatrefoil behind; Long cross, pellet within annulet at centre, sceptre and pellet in opposing quarters

Irish Coin Daily: Hiberno-Norse Silver Penny, Phase VI – Crude draped bust left / Voided long cross, pellet within annulet at centre

Date: c. 1095/1100-1150   Description: Hiberno-Scandinavian period, Phase VI, Penny. Class A, Type 1c – degraded imitation of the Long Cross type of Æthelred II, crook before left-facing bust and quatrefoil behind. Long cross with pellet within annulet at centre, sceptres and pellets in opposing quarters. Uncertain mint signature and moneyer. Diameter: 18 mm Weight: …

Hiberno-Manx Silver Penny, imitating an Hiberno-Norse, Phase II Penny of Dublin

Irish Coin Daily: Hiberno-Manx Silver Penny, imitating an Hiberno-Norse, Phase II Penny of Dublin

Date: c. 1030-1034 ?   Description: An Hiberno-Manx Silver Penny, imitating an Hiberno-Norse, Phase II Penny of Dublin, which itself imitates an English Æthelred II long cross penny. Weight: 0.46 g References: Dolley NC 1976, pl. 13, no. 22, die duplicate S.7400 Small edge chip from contemporary mount breaking off. Edge chipped behind head, otherwise…