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…

Ireland, Henry VII (1485-1509), Groat, three crowns issue, Waterford, 1.74g, coat-of-arms in quatrefoil, mullets in lower angles, rev. civitas waterforde, three crowns within plain double tressure (S.6421)

Irish Coin Daily: Silver Groat of Henry VII, Three Crowns Issue, 1483-1487 (Waterford Mint)

Date: c. 1483-1487 Description: Henry VII (1485-1509), Groat, three crowns issue, Waterford, 1.74g, coat-of-arms in quatrefoil, mullets in lower angles, rev. civitas waterforde, three crowns within plain double tressure (S.6421), Worn dies, minor flan splits Otherwise Good Fine (gF) Rare Country: Ireland Category: Anglo-Norman House of Tudor Henry VII (1485-1509) Hammered Further Reading:  

Galway, Ballyglunin Estate (M I Blake) 8d truck token

O’Brien Coin Guide: Truck/Scrip Tokens of Ballyglunin Estate, Co Galway

Introduction: Perhaps one of the most dispicable practises of the so-called landlord classes in Ireland (and elsewhere) was the ‘truck’ system whereby employees were sometimes partly paid in ‘Truck’ Tokens, spendable only in the issuer’s own shops, where prices were generally higher than elsewhere. The word truck is derived from the French troquer, meaning to “exchange” or “barter”…

Cork, under Commonwealth authority, Farthing token, overstruck on a Double Tournois of Louis XIII

The Proliferation of Unofficial Irish ‘Farthing Tokens’ in the 17th Century

By the first half of the 17th C, the copper coinage in both Britain and Ireland was in complete disarray. Neither James I nor his son, Charles I, took much interest in providing small denominations and ‘farmed out’ the Royal prerogative of minting copper coins to ‘favourite’ courtiers as patentees – Lords Harington, Richmond, Lennox and Maltravers were the principal…

coins, numismatics, irish free state, eire, ireland, florin, two-shillings, The rare 1943 Ireland florin - approx. known examples exist.

O’Brien Rare Coin Review: Why is the 1943 Irish Florin so valuable?

Introduction The 1943 florin is the rarest ‘modern’ Irish coin to have actually circulated. The 1985 Irish 20p was not intended to circulate The 1992 Irish 10p was not intended to circulate Both of the coins listed above were minted for only testing purposes, i.e. to calibrate vending machines and they were supposed to have…

Ireland 1928 threepence coin ireland saorstat eireann eire percy metcalfe

O’Brien Coin Guide: Irish Pre-Decimal Threepence

The threepence (3d) (Irish: leath reul) coin was an Irish pre-decimal coin and a great favourite of golfers who often used it as a green marker.  There were 4 threepences to a shilling and 80 to an old pound.  The Irish name (leath reul) literally meant “half a sixpence” and, unlike many other Irish coins of the time, it…