Hiberno-Norse Phase 1, Class A, Sihtric Silver CRUX Penny, Dublin mint, moneyer REOLECE. The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin, Ireland.

Irish Coin Daily: Hiberno-Norse Silver Penny (Phase I, Class A – CRUX Type) in the name of Sihtric (REOLECE)

Date: c. 996-1001 Hiberno-Norse Phase I Silver Penny, Dublin mint, for Sihtric, King of Dublin with a Dublin mint signature (Moneyer: Reolece). An imitation of Aethelred II’s CRVX type. Weight: 1.59 g Diameter: 21 mm References: (DF 1; S 6100). Obverse legend blundered, otherwise an excellent example of this rare moneyer Good Very Fine (gVF)…

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

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…

John (as Lord), Second coinage, Halfpenny, type 1b, Waterford, Wilmus, [—]llmvs on wa, 0.63g (S 6210, DF 39). Old Currency Exchange Dublin, Ireland. Irrish coin dealer Irish hammered coinage

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

Date: c. 1190-99 Description: Country: Ireland Category: Anglo-Norman House of Anjou Angevin Richard I (the Lionheart) John as Lord of Ireland Second Coinage (Dominus / Cross Potent Issue) Waterford Mint Moneyer: Willmus Hammered     Further Reading: O’Brien Coin Guide: Why did Henry II not issue coins under his own name for Ireland? O’Brien Rare…

1927 Morbiducci pattern, halfcrown (silver). Rare Irish coin. Old Currency Exchange, Dublin, Ireland. Best Irish coin dealer

Irish Coin Daily: 1927 Pattern Halfcrown (in Silver) 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 classical Italianate…

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…

1927 Irish Free State Pattern Sixpence, Morbiducci, in nickel-silver, harp, stamped prova, rev. Irish wolfhound left, edge plain, The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin, Ireland

Irish Coin Daily: 1927 Pattern Sixpence (in Nickel-Silver) 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 classical Italianate…

O’Brien Rare Coin Review: Does an Irish (small) 1991 5p coin exist?

The Irish five pence coin, first introduced in 1971, was 5.65518 grams in weight with a diameter of 2.3595 centimetres. This matched the British five pence coin. As a modern coin it became apparent in the late 1980s that the coin’s physical dimensions were large relative to its value. On 30th April, 1992, Minister for Finance…