Cork, Octagonal Silver Shilling, 4.41g, obv. CORK 1647 in two lines, rev. XII (DF. 328; S. 6561), very fine, very rare

O’Brien Rare Coin Review: Coinage of the Cities of Refuge (Cork 1646-49)

Introduction: The silver sixpences and shillings of this issue are more easily obtained at auction than the much less well preserved farthing issues. Modern fakes exist, so do make sure to buy from a reputable source. See below (Coins of Necessity: Cork) for details of the genuine coins. Protagonists of the Great Rebellion 1641-52 It…

Dublin Money Halfcrown, irregular flan stamped with value within beaded border, 14.24g (S 6543, DF 287). Good fine, very rare

O’Brien Rare Coin Review: Charles I, Dublin money, Halfcrown, V.s within beaded and wire-line borders

Date: c. 1642 Description: Charles I ‘Dublin Money’ Halfcrown, Vs within beaded and wire-line borders. Weight: 14.24g References: S 6543, DF 287 Good fine (gF) Nicely toned A very rare ‘siege’ coin from the Great Rebellion in Ireland Obverse: Irregular octagonal flan cut from plate silver and stamped with a crude die. Denomination within a…

Charles I (1625-1649), Southern Cities of Refuge, Cork, Sixpence, 1647

O’Brien Rare Coin Review: Charles I, Cities of Refuge – Cork, Sixpence, 1647

Date: 1647 Description: Charles I, Cities of Refuge silver sixpence on an octagonal piece of silver plate. Weight: 2.06g References: S 6561A; DF 329 About Fine (F) Extremely rare Obverse: Crudely struck emergency coinage with the legend “CORK” centred between two circles (outer circle beaded, inner circle wired) with a small pellet below (between “O”…

Charles I (1625-1649), Dublin money, Crown, Vs within beaded and wire-line borders, 29.33g (S 6542; DF 286; KM. 54). Small dig on obverse, lightly scratched on reverse, otherwise nearly very fine and toned, very rare

O’Brien Rare Coin Review: Charles I, Dublin money, Crown, V.s within beaded and wire-line borders

Date: c. 1642 Description: Charles I (1625-1649), Dublin money, Crown, Vs within beaded and wire-line borders. Weight: 29.33g References: S 6542; DF 286; KM 54 Small dig on obverse, lightly scratched on reverse, otherwise nearly Very Fine (aVF) Nicely toned A very rare ‘siege’ coin from the Great Rebellion in Ireland Obverse: Irregular octagonal flan…

Charles I (1625-1649), Cork, Shilling, 1647, 4.35g/1h (S 6561; DF 328). Light scratch on reverse, otherwise good fine, extremely rare

O’Brien Rare Coin Review: Charles I, Cities of Refuge – Cork, Shilling, 1647

Date: 1647 Description: Charles I, Cities of Refuge Shilling on an octagonal piece of silver plate. Weight: 4.35g References: S 6561; DF 328 Light scratch on reverse, otherwise good Fine (gF) Extremely rare Obverse: Crudely struck emergency coinage with the legend “CORK” centred between two circles (outer circle beaded, inner circle wired) with a small…

Inchiquin Money, First issue, Halfcrown, 9dwt 16gr within double beaded border, 14.77g (Bull 3; S 6533; DF 276; KM. 40).

Irish Coin Daily: Inchiquin Money, First issue, Halfcrown, 9dwt: 16gr. Type 3 – Double-Beaded Border (Thin numerals)

Date: 1642 Description: Inchiquin Money, First issue, Halfcrown, irregular flan stamped 9dwt: 16gr within small & large (double) beaded border. Weight: 14.77 g References: Bull 3; S 6533; DF 276; KM 40 Obverse: An irregular flan stamped 9dwt: 16gr within a double circle Inner circle: small beads Outer circle: larger beads Thin numerals Reverse: An…

Inchiquin Money, First issue, Halfcrown, 9dwt 16gr within beaded and wire-line borders, 14.85g (Bull 2 S 6533 DF 276-7 KM. 40)

Irish Coin Daily: Inchiquin Money, First issue, Halfcrown, 9dwt: 16gr. Type 2 – Wire & Bead Border (Thick numerals)

Date: 1642 Description: Inchiquin Money, First issue, Halfcrown, irregular flan stamped 9dwt: 16gr within a double circle – wire and beaded border. Type 2: Thick numerals. Weight: 14.85 g References: Bull 2;  S 6533;  DF 276-7;  KM. 40 Obverse: An irregular flan stamped 9dwt: 16gr within a double circle Inner circle: wire-line Outer circle: beaded…

Inchiquin Money, First issue, Halfcrown, irregular flan stamped 9dwt: 16gr within beaded and wire-line borders, 14.31g (Bull 1; S 6533; DF 277a; KM. 40).

Irish Coin Daily: Inchiquin Money, First issue, Halfcrown, 9dwt: 16gr. Type 1 – Wire & Bead Border (Thin numerals)

Date: 1642   Description: Inchiquin Money, First issue, Halfcrown, irregular flan stamped 9dwt: 16gr within beaded and wire-line borders. Type 1: Wire & Bead borders (double circle) Weight: 14.31 g Better than Very Fine (gVF) Toned Very rare References: Bull 1; S 6533; DF 277a; KM. 40 Obverse: An irregular flan stamped 9dwt: 16gr within…

Confederate Catholics crown. 24.57 g. (Rebel Money). Large cross (thin), large V, small S above. S 6558, DF 313, KM 66

Irish Coin Daily: Confederate Catholic Crown (Rebel Money). Large cross (thin), large V, small ‘S’ above

Date: 1642-43   Description: Rebel Money Crown; issued (from silver plate) by the Catholic Confederacy of Kilkenny from 1642-43 due to currency shortages. A large cross, vestiges of a beaded edge. A large V, small ‘serifed’ S above. Weight: 24.57 g References: S 6558; DF 313; KM 66 Well-struck on a slightly smaller flan than…

Confederate Catholics crown. 23.34 g. 44 mm. (Rebel Money). Large cross, large V, small S above; large pellet below the S.

Irish Coin Daily: Confederate Catholic Crown (Rebel Money). Large cross (thick), large V, small S above; large pellet below the S

Date: 1642-43 Description: Rebel Money Crown; issued (from silver plate) by the Catholic Confederacy of Kilkenny from 1642-43 due to currency shortages. A large cross, vestiges of a beaded edge. A large V, small S above; large pellet below the S. Diameter: c. 44 mm (partial flan) Weight: 23.34 g References: S. 6558; D&F 313…