Ireland - Elizabeth I, Copper Penny dated 1601 mm. trefoil, 1.71g (S 6510, DF 255). Fine

Irish Coin Daily: Elizabeth I, Third issue, Copper Penny, 1601, mm. Trefoil

Date: 1601 Description: Elizabeth I (1558-1603), Third issue, copper Penny, dated 1602. The reason for this coinage was to deny good silver to the rebels in the north of Ireland so they would not have anything with which to buy arms from abroad. The idea was to flood Ireland with base money and get everything…

Elizabeth I, Third issue, Copper Halfpenny, 1601, mm. trefoil, 0.89g (S 6511, DF 257)

Irish Coin Daily: Elizabeth I, Third issue, Copper Halfpenny, 1601, mm. Trefoil

Date: 1601 Description: Elizabeth I (1558-1603), Third issue, copper Halfpenny, dated 1601. The reason for this coinage was to deny good silver to the rebels in the north of Ireland so they would not have anything with which to buy arms from abroad. The idea was to flood Ireland with base money and get everything…