1927 Morbiducci pattern (Prova) penny, only one example known to be struck in copper.

Irish Coin Daily: Morbiducci’s Irish Pattern Penny in Copper (1927)

Date: 1927 Description: Saorstát Éireann (Irish Free State). Morbiducci Irish Penny Pattern (Prova / Proof) in Copper-Aluminium. Privately commissioned by Publio Morbiducci and struck at Lorioli Castelli’s (Milan) mint for the Irish Coin Design Competition of 1927. Diameter:  31 mm Weight:  ? g References: Not listed in any of the catalogues Unknown to Brady when…

1927 Morbiducci Threepence in Nickel

Irish Coin Daily: Morbiducci’s Irish Pattern Threepence in Nickel (1927)

Date: 1927 Description: Saorstát Éireann (Irish Free State). Morbiducci Irish Threepence Pattern (Prova / Proof) in Nickel. Privately commissioned by Publio Morbiducci and struck at Lorioli Castelli’s (Milan) mint for the Irish Coin Design Competition of 1927. Diameter: 17.75 mm Weight: 3.25 g References: Brady, SNC June 1976, p.238, no.21, this coin Not listed in…

1927 Morbiducci Pattern (Prova / Proof), Shilling in Cupro-Nickel.

Irish Coin Daily: Morbiducci’s Irish Pattern Shilling in Cupro-Nickel (1927)

Date: 1927 Description: Saorstát Éireann (Irish Free State). Morbiducci Irish Shilling Pattern (Prova / Proof) in Cupro-Nickel. Privately commissioned by Publio Morbiducci and struck at Lorioli Castelli’s (Milan) mint for the Irish Coin Design Competition of 1927. Diameter:  23.6 mm Weight: 4.77 g References: Brady, SNC June 1976, p.238, no.21, this coin Not listed in…

1927 Morbiducci Patter (Prova / Proof) Sixpence, in Copper.

Irish Coin Daily: Morbiducci’s Irish Pattern Sixpence in Copper (1927)

Date: 1927 Description: Saorstát Éireann (Irish Free State). Morbiducci Irish Sixpence Pattern (Prova / Proof) in Copper. Privately commissioned by Publio Morbiducci and struck at Lorioli Castelli’s (Milan) mint for the Irish Coin Design Competition of 1927. Diameter: 21 mm Weight: 3.58 g References: Brady, Gerard, “The Morbiducci Patterns, An Enquiry,” in NumCirc LXXXIV.6 (June…

1927 Morbiducci's Irish pattern, penny (Copper-Aluminium)

Irish Coin Daily: Morbiducci’s Irish Pattern Penny in Copper-Aluminium (1927)

Date: 1927 Description: Saorstát Éireann (Irish Free State). Morbiducci Irish Penny Pattern (Prova / Proof) in Copper-Aluminium. Privately commissioned by Publio Morbiducci and struck at Lorioli Castelli’s (Milan) mint for the Irish Coin Design Competition of 1927. Diameter:  31 mm Weight:  ? g References: Not listed in any of the catalogues Unknown to Brady when…

1927 Morbiducci's Irish Sixpence (Bronze) Pattern

Irish Coin Daily: Morbiducci’s Irish Pattern Sixpence in Bronze (1927)

Date: 1927 Description: Saorstát Éireann (Irish Free State). Morbiducci Irish Sixpence Pattern (Prova / Proof) in Bronze. Privately commissioned by Publio Morbiducci and struck at Lorioli Castelli’s (Milan) mint for the Irish Coin Design Competition of 1927. Diameter: 21 mm Weight: 3.31 g References: Brady, Gerard, “The Morbiducci Patterns, An Enquiry,” in NumCirc LXXXIV.6 (June…

1927 Irish Free State, Pattern Threepence, 1927, by P. Morbiducci, in bronze, The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin, Ireland

Irish Coin Daily: 1927 Pattern Threepence (in Bronze) by Publio Morbiducci

Date: 1927 Description:     Country: Ireland Category: Irish Free State / Saorstát Éireann Pattern Notes: This is a ‘pattern’ coin entered by the Roman sculptor Publio Morbiducci (1889-1963) for the competition to design Ireland’s new money in 1928. Although unsuccessful, Morbiducci’s designs are considered to be some of the finest in terms of their…