James I Silver Irish Shilling, First coinage, First bust, Mintmark Bell, 4.27g 28.4mm, S.6512. The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin, Ireland.

Irish Coin Daily: James I, Silver Shilling, First Bust / First Irish Coinage – m.m. Bell (1603-4)

Date: 1603-04 Description: James I Silver Shilling, First coinage, struck at the Tower Mint, London. No date but the mint mark: Bell denotes the year 1603-04. This issue of Irish shillings were of good silver but, being only three-quarters of the weight of an English shilling, they were accepted as legal tender in England and…

Hiberno-Norse Phase II Silver Penny, Sihtric of Dublin (Moneyer FAEREMIN) Draped bust left, cross pattée behind neck with two pellets above, 1.37g. The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin, Ireland.

Irish Coin Daily: Hiberno-Norse Phase II Silver Penny, Sihtric of Dublin (Moneyer: FAEREMIN)

Date: c. 1020-1035 Hiberno-Norse Phase II Long Cross Penny, Sihtric of Dublin, with Dublin mint signature of Færemin (Moneyer of Dublin) – the most common moneyer of this phase. Weight: 1.37 g Diameter: 18mm Near Extremely Fine (nEF) A bold and attractive example of this variety References: SCBI Hiberno-Norse 64-66 var. (no pellets behind bust…

Hiberno-Norse Phase 1, Class B – Long Cross type (OGSEN) +OGSEN HEA MELNEM. The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin, Ireland.

Irish Coin Daily: Hiberno-Norse Silver Penny, Phase I, Class B – Long Cross type (OGSEN)

Date: c. 1000-1010 Hiberno-Norse, Phase I Silver Penny in the name of ‘Ogsen’, Silver Penny in imitation of the English, Aethelred II Long Cross type. Blemish free and choice mint state / no peck marks Otherwise practically as struck Superb grey and gold tones Good extremely fine (gEF) Extremely rare References: O’Sullivan 11, S.6110. Obverse:…

Hiberno-Norse Phase II silver penny, Dublin mint +Faeremin moneyer. cross pattee behind neck + two pellets in front. The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin, Ireland.

Irish Coin Daily: Hiberno-Norse Phase II Silver Penny, Sihtric of Dublin (Moneyer: Faeremin)

Date: c. 1015-1035 Hiberno-Norse Phase II Long Cross Penny, Sihtric of Dublin (Difelin) and signature; (Faeremin) moneyer of Dublin. Weight: 1.16 g Diameter: 18mm Toned Good VF (gVF) References: SCBI 8 (BM), 75 (for type); SCBI 32 (Ulster), 71 (same dies); SCBC 6125 Obverse: Draped bust left; cross pattée behind neck and two pellets in…

Hiberno-Norse Silver Penny (Phase I, Class D – Small Cross Type) in the name of Sihtric / Moneyer IIDREMIN. The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin, Ireland.

Irish Coin Daily: Hiberno-Norse Silver Penny (Phase I, Class D – Small Cross Type) in the name of Sihtric / Moneyer IIDREMIN

Date: c. 1011-1016 Hiberno-Norse Silver Penny (Phase I, Class D – Small Cross Type) in the name of Sihtric / Moneyer IIDREMIN. Like all those of the Hiberno-Norse series, Phase I, this is an imitation of Ethelred II’s last small cross penny but is named for Sihtric Anlafsson, King of Dublin, with a Dublin mint…

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)…

Hiberno-Norse Silver Penny, Phase 1, Class A (CRUX issue), for Sihtric +SITIRXDIFLME OX 1.42g 21mm with a Dublin mint signature, moneyer Fastolf + FAZTOLO DIFLME. The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin, Ireland.

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

Date: c. 996-1001 Hiberno-Norse Phase I Silver Penny, Dublin mint, for Sihtric, King of Dublin with a Dublin mint signature (Moneyer: Fastolf). An imitation of Aethelred II’s CRVX type. Weight: 1.42 g Diameter: 21 mm References: (DF 1; S 6100). Legend a little blundered, otherwise good eye appeal Good Very Fine (gVF) Rare Obverse: Draped…