Irish Coins & Tokens

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Irish / American (Colonial)

Halfpennies

 

WU-4742:  1674 Irish / American “St Patrick’s” Copper Halfpenny.  Struck by Mark Newby in Dublin (Ireland), circa 1670-75 and bought to New Jersey soon after.  The coinage was made legal tender by the General Assembly of New Jersey in May 1682.  This coin has unusually good detail as well as unusual “punches”.  A rare coin.  See USA section

 

WI-5627:  1760 Irish “VOCE POPULI” Copper Halfpenny.  Type 9.  Ex Colin Cooke collection.  £290

 

WI-5628:  1760 Irish “VOCE POPULI” Copper Halfpenny.  Type 9, P below.  Ex Colin Cooke collection.  £325

 

WI-5629:  1760 Irish “VOCE POPULI” Copper Halfpenny.  Type 4.  Ex Colin Cooke collection.  £285

 

WI-5630:  1760 Irish “VOCE POPULI” Copper Halfpenny.  Type 5.  Ex Colin Cooke collection.  £295

 

WI-4749:  1724 Irish / American Woods 1/2d.  Used as currency in America from the 1720's onwards.  A very much rarer date.  £79

 

 

 

 

Irish James II "Gun" Money

 

Full  CROWNS

 

WI-5434:  1690 Irish Gun Money Full Crown.  Struck over a large Gun Money half crown.  Higher grade example thus rare.  £229

 

WI-5435:  1690 Irish Gun Money Full Crown.  Struck over a large Gun Money half crown.  Higher grade example but damage at 6 o’clock thus cheaper.  £165

 

WI-5436:  1690 Irish Gun Money Full Crown.  Struck over a large Gun Money half crown.  Nice grade example.  £199

 

 

 

1/2 CROWNS

 

WI-4799:  1689 Irish Gun Money Half Crown.  Struck February.  Higher grade example thus rare.  £145

 

WI-4975:  1689 Irish Gun Money Half Crown.  Struck September.  Attractive coin.  £75

 

WI-5437:  1690 Irish Gun Money Half Crown.  Struck March.  Nice grade.  £165

 

WI-5438:  1689 Irish Gun Money Half Crown.  Struck October.  Very nice grade.  £175

 

WI-5439:  1690 Irish Gun Money Half Crown.  Struck July.  £98

 

 

 

Shillings

 

WI-4811:  1690 Irish Gun Money Shilling.  Struck May.  High grade example.  £69

 

WI-4772:  1690 Irish Gun Money Shilling.  Small issue, struck June 1690 but the very rare JUNC variation (Spink 6582-GG) struck on a thin flan.  High catalogue value.  £129

 

WI-5440:  1689 Irish Gun Money Shilling.  Struck February 1689.  £75

 

WI-5442:  1689 Irish Gun Money Shilling.  Struck August 1689.  £89

 

WI-5443:  1689 Irish Gun Money Shilling.  Struck August 1689.  £76

 

WI-5444:  1690 Irish Gun Money Shilling.  Struck March 1690.  £76

 

WI-5445:  1689 Irish Gun Money Shilling.  Struck July 1689.  £95

 

WI-5446:  1690 Irish Gun Money Shilling.  Small issue, struck June 1690.  £69

 

 

 

 

Irish "Confederate Catholics" Issue

 

WI-5485: 1642-44 Charles 1st Irish Confederate Catholics Issue Halfpenny.  Struck in Kilkenny by the Irish Catholics who remained loyal to Charles 1st.  It was a very crude issue (shape, die and strike) with very few examples surviving due to the nature of the metal.  A rare early Irish coin.  £385

 

 

 

Irish "Ormonde" Issue

 

WI-5776:  1643-44 Charles 1st Irish Ormonde Issue Sixpence.  An emergency issue struck utilising silver plates, along the lines of the Newark, Pontefract etc siege coins of England.  Usually an irregular, poorly struck issue and this one no exception!  Unusually square.  £295

 

 

 

Irish James II Emergency "Pewter" Money

 

WI-5231:  1690 Irish James II Emergency PEWTER Halfpenny.  A very rare issue that was an add-on to the Gun Money issue.  Pewter with a brass insert, very much along the lines of the English tin with brass insert issues of Charles II, James II, and William &Mary.  The few examples that I’ve seen in private collections have been corroded and of a lesser grade than this coin.  A rare coin in this grade.  £625

 

 

 

Irish James II " Siege  of Limerick" Money

 

WI-4046:  1691 Irish Limerick Besieged Halfpenny.  Single year issue.  Struck over a large Gun Money shilling whilst James was besieged at Limerick.  This one high grade for issue with some host coin detail visible.  Rare in this grade.  £259

 

WI-5604:  1691 Irish Limerick Besieged Farthing.  Single year issue.  Struck over a small Gun Money shilling whilst James was besieged at Limerick.  Unusually large.  This one high grade for issue with much host coin detail visible.  Rare in this grade.  £245

 

 

 

 

Pre 1650 "Hammered" Coinage

 

Prince John

 

 

King John

 

WI-4447:  Irish King John Medieval Penny.  Hammered silver, REX coinage (1207-11), ROBERD-ON-DIVE (Dublin).  £155

 

WI-5747:  Irish King John Hammered Silver Round HALF Penny.  ROBERD of Dublin.  Rare denomination, excellent detail.  £198

 

WI-5813:  Irish King John Hammered Silver Round HALF Penny.  WILLEM of Dublin.  Rare denomination, excellent detail.  £198

 

 

 

Edward I

 

WI-4741:  Irish Edward 1st Hammered Silver HALFPENNY.  Second coinage, Dublin mint.  £99

 

WI-5519:  Irish Edward I Hammered Silver Penny.  Waterford mint, second coinage, trefoil of pellets.  Good grade.  £99

 

 

 

Edward IV

Sun & Roses Issue

 

WI-5165:  Irish Edward IV Hammered Silver Penny.  Sun & Rose type, 1479 – 1483.  Type 1, Dublin mint.  £189

 

WI-5279:  Irish Edward IV Hammered Silver Penny.  Sun & Rose type, 1479 – 1483.  Strong portrait, some legend remaining.   Interesting die flaw on obverse.  Burns’ S-2 Dublin.  £195

 

WI-5280:  Irish Edward IV Hammered Silver Penny.  Sun & Rose type, 1479 – 1483.  Much legend remaining.   Burns’ S-3 Dublin.  £175

 

WI-5281:  Irish Edward IV Hammered Silver Penny.  Sun & Rose type, 1479 – 1483.  Much legend remaining.   Burns’ S-3 Dublin.  £185

 

 

 

Cross & Pellets “HEAVY” issue

 

WI-5208:  Irish Edward IV Hammered Silver Penny.  Standard cross & pellets issue but the much rarer Heavy coinage of 1465 (ref. Burns’).  Extra pellet in two of the reverse quarters.  DV on reverse signifies Dublin mint.  Less clipping than usual and a very strong portrait being slightly better than the Spink plate coin.  Heavy issue coins rarely turn up.  £225

 

WI-5282:  Irish Edward IV Hammered Silver Penny.  Standard cross & pellets issue but the much rarer Heavy coinage of 1465 (ref. Burns’).  Not far off a full flan with initial mark being visible.  Burn’s DU-1H (type 1).  £195 RESERVED (K.S.28-2-14)

 

WI-5283:  Irish Edward IV Hammered Silver Penny.  Standard cross & pellets issue but the much rarer Heavy coinage of 1465 (ref. Burns’).  An unrecorded coin in Spink and more importantly, unrecorded in Burn’s due to the small pellet(s) at the neck.  It is a type 13 coin but an unrecorded variation of DU-11b.  Strong bust, initial mark visible.  £245

 

 

 

Cross & Pellets “LIGHT” issue

 

WI-5035:  Irish Edward IV Hammered Silver Penny.  Dublin mint, 1470-78 issue.  The whole issue is clipped – this has most of the king’s name in the legend remaining.  £105

 

WI-5284:  Irish Edward IV Hammered Silver Penny.  Dublin mint, 1470-78 issue.  Distinctive portrait style F, Dublin mint, Burns’ DU-6a (type 6).  £95

 

 

 

Henry VII

 

WI-5343:  Irish Henry VII Hammered Silver Groat.  Late portrait issue of 1496 – 1505.  Dublin mint.  Class 1A, full flan, about VF for issue.  Ex Spink.  £425

 

 

 

Henry VIII

 

WI-4084:  Irish Henry VIII Hammered Silver Groat.  Third (3rd) Harp Issue, 1543, mm rose.  “HR” by harp.  Nice grade.  £195

 

WI-4086:  Irish Henry VIII Hammered Silver Six Penny Groat.  Fourth (4th) Harp Issue, 1544, mm lis.  “HR” by harp.  Nice grade.  £195

 

 

 

Edward VI

 

WI-4858:  Irish Henry VIII Dublin Hammered Threepence.  Actually struck under Edward VI, 1547-50.  Type IV, Dublin mint.  Strong detail on this debased silver issue.  £145

 

 

 

Philip & Mary

 

WI-5778:  1555 Philip & Mary Irish Facing Busts Shilling.  Debased hammered silver, about VF grade for this poor issue.  £345

 

WI-5363:  1556 Philip & Mary Irish Facing Busts Groat.  Debased hammered silver, about VF grade for this poor issue.  £295

 

 

 

Elizabeth 1st

 

WI-5344:  1561 Irish Elizabeth 1st Hammered Silver Shilling.  Fine issue coinage, single year issue.  Very good grade for issue.  A slightly better grade example recently sold in the June 2011 Spink auction (lot # 770) for £1,400 with fees on top.  This one cheap at £395

 

WI-5542:  1601 Irish Elizabeth 1st Hammered Copper Penny.  Initial mark Star and on a generous planchets.  Most of these coins come out of the ground (it is interesting to note that examples have been unearthed from the Jamestown site in America, along with later James 1st hammered silver coinage) and as a result the copper corrodes.  This is a very nice example with clear detail.  £135

 

WI-5573:  1601 Irish Elizabeth 1st Hammered Copper Penny.  Initial mark Star and very nice grade.  Most of these coins come out of the ground (it is interesting to note that examples have been unearthed from the Jamestown site in America, along with later James 1st hammered silver coinage) and as a result the copper corrodes.  This is a very nice example with clear detail.  £135

 

WI-5574:  1601 Irish Elizabeth 1st Hammered Copper HALFPENNY.  Initial mark Trefoil.  A much rarer denomination.  Most of these coins come out of the ground (it is interesting to note that examples have been unearthed from the Jamestown site in America, along with later James 1st hammered silver coinage) and as a result the copper corrodes.  Very clear date.  £145

 

WI-5575:  1602 Irish Elizabeth 1st Hammered Copper Penny.  Initial mark Martlet.  Most of these coins come out of the ground (it is interesting to note that examples have been unearthed from the Jamestown site in America, along with later James 1st hammered silver coinage) and as a result the copper corrodes.  The rarer date.  £165

 

 

 

James 1st

 

WI-5595:  Irish James 1st Hammered Silver 6d.  1604-7, initial mark rose so 1606 – 1607.  An extremely good grade example of a usually poorly struck obverse issue.  £245

 

 

 

Pre 1800 "Milled" Coinage

 

WI-5635:  1680 Irish Copper Halfpenny, Large Letters.  Ex Colin Cooke collection.  £115

 

WI-5358:  1709 Queen Anne Irish Coin weight.  Gold and silver coinage from Europe and beyond freely circulated in Ireland as currency.  The coin weight was issued to check the authenticity of the English gold guinea.  £85

 

WI-3819:  Irish 1737 Brass Regal Coin Weight.  Official weight for the Portuguese gold 4 Escudos coins (14.0 grams) which were legal tender in Ireland at this time as there was a severe shortage of all coinage but especially high denomination coinage.  The date 1737 is interesting as it corresponds with the Irish Coin Directive date.  £95

 

WI-4750:  Irish 1766 Copper Halfpenny.  Not a rare coin by any means but an interesting one none the less!  Deliberately (crudely) altered in antiquity to read 1760 and George II.  Why?!  £16

 

 

 

Post 1800 Coinage

1d’s

 

WI-3133:  High Grade Irish 1823 Large Penny.  Under George IV.  Much rarer denomination & high grade.  £75

 

 

1/2d’s

 

WI-5623:  1805 Irish Copper Halfpenny.  Ex Colin Cooke collection.  £85

 

WI-5290:  1823 Irish George IV Halfpenny.  Decent grade and cheap.  £18

 

 

 

 

Tokens “1” - general

 

WI-5652:  1806 over 1816 Large Irish St Patrick Copper Penny Token.  An EF or better 1806 St Patrick penny overstruck on an “earlier” 1816 Irish Wellington & Erin penny.  Rare and Choice.  £165

 

WI-4918:  1813 Irish George III Silver 10 Pence Bank Token.  An attractive and uncommon denomination in better grade than the image suggests (the hair detail is obvious on the token itself).  £18

 

WI-4370:  1820 Irish Copper Trade Penny.  “One Penny Token”, Dublin.  No host coin visible.  Slightly rusty dies and die flaw (reverse, after “D”).  A good VF and a very nice token.  £59

 

WI-5175:  1840’s Irish (Dublin) Merchants’ Token.  Scott Bell, drapers & hosiers.  High grade with superb toning thus rare.  £36

 

 

 

 

Medals & Medalets

 

WI-5124:  1754 Irish Medal - Earl of Kildare.  Commemorating the swash-buckling Earl of Kildare taking on the government in order to prevent said government from getting their hands on the surplus money for that year.  Listed as rare.  £95

 

 

 

Irish Communion Tokens

 

WI-5590:  Mid 1800’s IRISH Church Communion Token.  Presbyterian Church of Ireland.  99.9% of all Communion Tokens are Scottish.  Burzinski 7552.  £48

 

 

 

 

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