1845 GB & Ireland Silver Groat. The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin, Ireland.

O’Brien Coin Guide: GB & Ireland Silver Groats of Queen Victoria

Introduction: William IV re-introduced the groat as a coin for circulation in British Guiana but, towards the end of his short reign, it was proposed for general circulation in the UK by MP Joseph Hume – hence its nickname “the Joey” His reasoning was that the coin was convenient for paying cab fares. The coin…

1893 GB & Ireland silver threepence - Victoria (Veiled Head). The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin.

O’Brien Coin Guide: GB & Ireland Silver Threepences of Queen Victoria

Introduction: Queen Victoria’s predecessor, William IV, issued a short run of silver threepences (minted in London) for use in the British West Indies, where the British Administration was trying to increase its influence by introducing a strong currency based on ‘good silver’ in British denominations. Silver threepences continued to be minted for the West Indies…

1841 GB & Ireland Copper Penny (Victoria) - no colon after REG

O’Brien Coin Guide: GB & Ireland Copper Pennies of Victoria

Introduction: GB & Ireland copper pennies (1825-60) are very sought after by collectors. They are often found in attic clearances and car boot sales in Ireland. The comparatively soft metal results in few coins surviving in higher grades. Many varieties exist and the main ones have been listed below. Victorian Copper Pennies: Victoria became Queen…