( at 400 dots / inch )
This coin is an example of a penny of Edward's second coinage struck in Dublin.
The legends are clear with no blundering and read:
Edward's first coinage in his father's name was only stuck in Dublin.
The second coinage in his own name(which had a number of issues) was struck in Dublin, Waterford and Cork.
As with the earlier coinages of John as King and Henry III this coinage was produced for export, to fund Edward's French campaigns and is commonly found in European hoards.
The coin is in mint state with considerable lustre (the scanning flattens the lustre it a bit). Edward's Irish pennies are easy to find in very fine but more difficult in EF or better. This coin is among the finest known.
There are many varieties - this is a class 1b - which is the most common variety.
Class 1b is characterised by the pellet before E , three pellets on the breast (the third is in the collar), a contraction bar above S of DNS and a Roman 'N' (as opposed to Lombardic 'n') on the reverse.
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