Ireland Halfpenny John, Third 'Rex' Coinage Limerick mint moneyer Willem 0.47g (DF 51, Withers 1a S 6232)

Irish Coin Daily: John (as King of Ireland) Silver Halfpenny, Mint: Limerick, Moneyer: Willem

Date: c.1205-1211 Description: John as King England & Ireland, Silver Halfpenny Mint: Limerick Moneyer: Willem of Limerick Weight: 0.47g References: DF 51, Withers 1/a, S 6232 Dark tone, porous, almost very fine (aVF) Rare Obverse: Facing head of King in triangle with sun at each apex, with legend around +IOH ANN REX Translates as “John,…

Second coinage, Halfpenny, Dublin, type Ib, Turgod, [TVR]GOD ON DWE, 0.78g/6h (S 6205; DF 39). Parts of legend flat, otherwise very fine and toned, rare

Irish Coin Daily: John (as Lord of Ireland) Second coinage, Halfpenny, Type 1b, Mint: Dublin, Moneyer: Turgod

Date: c. 1190-1199 Description: John (as Lord of Ireland) Second coinage, Halfpenny, Dublin, Type 1b. Mint: Dublin Moneyer: Turgod (a rare Dublin moneyer) Weight: 0.78g References: S 6205; DF 39 Parts of legend flat, otherwise very fine (VF) and toned Rare Obverse: Facing diademed head, legend around +IOHANNES DO Translates as “John Dominus” Reverse: Voided…

Hiberno-Norse c 1065-1095 Penny Phase V coinage, Crude bust right, derivative of Edward the Confessor small flan type. The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin, Ireland.

Irish Coin Daily: Hiberno-Norse Phase V Silver Penny (Crude bust right, derivative of Edward the Confessor small flan type)

Date: c. 1065 – 1095 Description: Hiberno-Norse coinage, silver penny, Phase V coinage – Crude bust right, derivative of Edward the Confessor small flan type. Toned good very fine (gVF) Extremely RARE Obverse: Crude bust right, derivative of Edward the Confessor Blundered and illegible legend around Reverse: Bow cross, large pellets in angles Blundered and illegible…

1968 Irish penny flan error E16i - struck in nickel-brass instead of bronze, with a copy of a letter, dated 3rd April 1975, from Royal Mint confirming it was an error. Very rare, uncirculated.

O’Brien Coin Guide: Irish Pre-Decimal Penny Errors & Varieties

Introduction: This post is a continuation of the research work done by Derek Young and Prof. G.F. Mitchell – first published in the Irish Numismatics magazine. Sadly, this excellent magazine is no longer available and quite difficult to source. The information in this post relates to ‘minting errors’ on Irish pre-decimal pennies. According to a…

The new Central Bank of Ireland building on Dublin North Quays

Exciting news for Irish Numismatic historians as the Central Bank of Ireland opens its archives for public research

The Central Bank of Ireland has opened its archives to the public for the first time and we hope that many unanswered questions of Irish numismatic interest can, at last, be answered. These archives include a range of materials created and acquired by the bank – such as objects, documents and ledgers dating from 1786…

GB & Ireland - Copper Penny (George, William & Victoria)

GB & Ireland – Copper Penny 1825-1860

GB & Ireland copper pennies (1825-60) are very sought after by collectors. They are often found in attic clearances and car boot sales in Ireland. The comparatively soft metal results in few coins surviving in higher grades. Many varieties exist and the main ones have been listed below. George IV Prior to ascension, George IV…