Ireland Penny John, Third 'Rex' Coinage Dublin mint moneyer WillemP, 18mm, 1.37g. D&F 50, S. 6228A

Irish Coin Daily: John (as King of Ireland) Silver Penny, Mint: Dublin, Moneyer: WillelmP

Date: c. 1199-1216 Description: John (as King of Ireland) Penny, Dublin mint signature Mint: Dublin Moneyer: WillelmP Diameter: 18 mm Weight: 1.37 g References: SCBI 22 (Copenhagen) –; D&F 50; SCBC 6228A Fine (F), toned, weak in spots. Obverse: Crowned facing bust, holding cruciform scepter; rosette to right; all within triangle, legend around +IOHAN REX…

John, as Lord of Ireland, 1190-98 (Third Coinage, Dominus + Cross Pommée Issue) Carrickfergus mint, Roberd, moneyer

Irish Coin Daily: John (as Lord of Ireland) Third coinage, Halfpenny, Mint: Carrickfergus, Moneyer: Roberd

Date: c. 1190-1199 Description: John (as Lord of Ireland) Third coinage, Halfpenny, Carrickfergus mint signature Mint: Carrickfergus Moneyer: Roberd Diameter: 15 mm Weight: 0.69 g References: Withers VI 1/a; O’S, Earliest 1; SCBC 6214 Not a great coin to look at – chipped flan, plus weak strike. Almost Fine (aF) but, crucially, the King’s name…

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…

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…

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…