Ireland, Edward IV (Second reign) Silver Penny, Small Cross on Rose - Radiant Sun coinage. Dublin mint. Struck c. 1478

Irish Coin Daily: Edward IV, Silver Penny – Small Cross on Rose / Radiant Sun (pellet-in-annulet at centre)

Date: c. 1478 Description: Edward IV (Second reign) silver penny (12.5mm, 0.54 g) Small Cross on Rose/Radiant Sun coinage. Dublin mint. Struck c. 1478. SCBI –; D&F 113; SCBC 6289. Deeply toned, clipped, creased, with associated surface crack Near VF (aVF) Extremely rare type Obverse: Rose with small cross pattée at centre Reverse: Sun with…

Hiberno-Norse Silver Penny (Phase I, Class C – Helmet Type) moneyer unknown

Irish Coin Daily: Hiberno-Norse Silver Penny (Phase I, Class C – HELMET Type) / Unknown Moneyer

Date: 1009-1011 Hiberno-Norse, Phase I, Class C Imitation Penny in the name of Aethelred, Helmet type, very rare. (S.6115) Obverse: Armoured bust left with radiate helmet Legend translates as: Sihtric of Dublin Reverse: Long cross voided, each limb terminating in three crescents over square with trefoil at each point Legend translates as: King of Dublin…

John as Lord of Ireland (1172-1199) Halfpenny 0.75g., second coinage, group 1b, Dublin, NICOLAS ON DW, O'S.3-2, DF 39, S.6205

Irish Coin Daily: Prince John’s Silver Halfpenny (Second Coinage, Dublin Mint / Nicholas)

Date: 1190-1198 Description: Country: Ireland Category: Anglo-Norman House of Anjou Angevin Richard I (the Lion Heart) John as Lord of Ireland Second Coinage (Dominus / Cross Potent Issue) Dublin Mint Moneyer: Nicholas Hammered Further Reading: O’Brien Coin Guide: Why did Henry II not issue coins under his own name for Ireland? O’Brien Rare Coin Review:…

1937-51 GB & Northern Ireland bronze penny (George VI)

O’Brien Coin Guide: GB & Northern Ireland Bronze Pennies of George VI

Background: George VI’s reign included the economically disastrous Word War II which culminated in his overseeing the dismantling of the British Empire to the point where it had to be transformed into a weaker / less cohesive British Commonwealth. The biggest loss was the independence and breakup of India into three nation states – India,…