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…

Hiberno-Norse. Phase I, Class E Penny (19mm, 1.09 g). Imitating Cnut Quatrefoil type. Dublin mint, Stegen moneyer. Struck circa 1016-1020

Irish Coin Daily: Hiberno-Norse Silver Penny (Phase I, Class E – Quatrefoil Type) / Moneyer: STEGEN of Dublin

Date: c. 1016-1020 Description: Hiberno-Norse. Phase I, Class E silver penny. Struck for Sihtric (Silkenbeard) Anlafsson. Also known as: Sihtric, Sitric and Sitrick in Irish texts Sigtryg and Sigtryggr in Scandinavian texts Imitating Cnut Quatrefoil type and struck circa 1016-1020. Diameter: 19 mm Weight: 1.09 g Refs: SCBI 8 (BM), 60 var. (same rev. die; obv. legend); O’S…

Edward IV, Heavy Cross and Pellets coinage, Groat, Cork, mm. not clear, large rosettes by neck, rev. civi tasc orca gie·, 2.24g (S 6316, DF 118ff). About F, extremely rare

Irish Coin Daily: Silver Groat of Edward IV, Heavy Portrait ‘Cross & Pellets’ coinage (Cork mint) 1465-66

  Date: c. 1465-66 Description: Edward IV, Heavy Cross and Pellets coinage, Groat, Cork Weight: 2.24g S. 6316; DF 118ff. About fine, the mint name clear, extremely rare Obverse: Crowned facing bust within tressure of arches, with inward facing lis on cusps, mm. not clear, large rosettes by neck + ЄDWΛRDVS : DЄI : GRΛ : DnS…

IRELAND, Hiberno-Norse. temp. Murchad mac Diarmata – Gofraid mac meic Arailt. Mid-late 11th century. AR Penny (18mm, 0.78 g). Phase V coinage. Uncertain mint signature and moneyer. Struck circa 1065-1085/95. Four croziers forming cross in saltire, with annulet at center; retrograde S to left, scourge to right; blundered and illegible legend around / Voided long cross, with triple crescent ends and pellet at center; pellet, annulet, pellet, and ‘hand’ in angles; blundered and illegible legend around. SCBI 22 (Copenhagen), 269 (same dies); SCBI 32 (Belfast), 350-1 (same dies); SCBC 6182. VF, toned. Struck on a broad flan. Very rare.

Irish Coin Daily: Hiberno-Norse Silver Penny, Phase V – Four croziers forming cross in saltire / Voided long cross, with triple crescent ends

Date: c. 1065-1085/95 Description: Hiberno-Norse coinage, silver penny, Dublin, Phase V coinage. Murchad mac Diarmata – Gofraid mac meic Arailt Uncertain mint signature and moneyer. Mid-late 11th century Struck circa 1065-1085/95 SCBI 22 (Copenhagen), 269 (same dies); SCBI 32 (Belfast), 350-1 (same dies); SCBC 6182. Approx. 18 mm, 0.78 g VF, toned. Struck on a…

Edward IV (1461-83), Penny, light cross and pellets coinage (1478), Trim Mint. (The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin)

Irish Coin Daily: Edward IV, Silver Penny – Light Cross & Pellets (annulets) Coinage, Trim Mint

Date: c. 1478 Description: Third Cross and Pellets coinage, Trim, mm. not visible, no marks on obv., 0.40g (UKDFD 20310; Burns –; S –). Good fine, excessively rare; one of two recorded specimens Obverse: Crowned facing bust Reverse: nothing in centre no extra pellets Note: An extremely rare issue struck from local dies and given…

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:  

Irish Coin Daily: Hiberno-Norse Silver Penny (Phase I, Class B – Long Cross type) in the name of Sihtric. (Beorhtnoth, moneyer). Struck c 1000-1010

Irish Coin Daily: Hiberno-Norse Silver Penny (Phase I, Class B – Long Cross type) in the name of Sihtric (BEORHTNOTH)

Date: c. 1000-1010 Description: Hiberno-Norse Silver penny, c. 995-1036, for Sihtric III Olafsson Phase I, Class B coinage, Long Cross type.  Moneyer: Beorhtnoth, moneyer (possibly from the Winchester mint) Very rare with English mint signature O’Sullivan: Issue 3; cf. SCBI 8 (BM), 40 = BMC (Æthelred II) 374 (for similar, in name of Æthelred II); D&F…