Irish coins, not unlike the English series are a multi-faceted province fastened to a rich History. In the main they can be segregated into the following sub-sections. i) Hiberno-Scandinavian, ii) Anglo-Irish Hammered, iii) Irish milled which begins with Charles II and is often marked with the introduction of the St Patrick’s coinage. It then follows suit through to the subsequent monarchs and lines of succession.
Irish coinage has always been popular domestically, with an equally loyal following in the United States. It boasts some of the most intriguing types within British numismatics, some examples can be found in the Blacksmith’s money of Charles I, Issues of the confederate Catholics, James II Gunmoney and lastly the Morbiducci Pattern Free state coinage, which are becoming increasingly rare in any condition.
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