Irish Coinage

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Milled Catalog 4

 

Catalog of Irish Coin Prices

Milled Irish Coins 1766 - 1823

 

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Copper Issues of George III 1766 - 1782
Silver Bank Token Issues of George III 1804 - 1813
Soho Copper Issues of George III 1805 - 1806
(Including Patterns dated 1813)
Copper Issues of George IV 1822- 1823


2001 - Copyright
John
_Stafford-Langan
Version 1.11a
22ND June, 2003

 

Copper Issues of George III 1766 - 1782

This coinage is effectively a continuation of the Regal copper coinage of George II. The coins were struck in London and are well made and of good weight.

There are two types, the key difference being the style of the bust.

This issue, especially the second type was copied very widely for circulation in Ireland and North America. The contemproary copies of this coinage are also quite collectable.

In order to avoid the severe penalties of counterfeiting many of the contemporary copies of these coins have legends which are different from the original.

Because there is a wide variety of legends a collection of these contemporary copies would be much more extensive than a collection of the original pieces.

These coins are readily available in Extremely Fine condition and pieces in Uncirculated condition with considerable mint lustre do appear quite often for 1775 and the 1780s dates.

 

Copper Issues of George III 1766 - 1782

Prices in Irish Pounds


George III - Halfpenny - 1766

(bust 1a - used on 1766 and some 1769 halfpennies)

YEAR   Fine Very Fine Ex. Fine Uncirculated Seaby_ Dowle
& Finn
Coincraft Krause &
Mishler

H A L F P E N N Y

1766 Bust 1a 5.00 25.00 100.00 300.00 6612 580 IG3HD-055 137
1766 Proof in Copper     150.00 500.00 - - IG3HD-060 -
1769 Bust 1a 5.00 25.00 100.00 300.00 6612 581 IG3HD-065 137


George III 1769 Halfpenny Type II

(bust 1b - used only on some 1769 halfpennies)

1769 Bust 1b
Longer bust
8.00 40.00 150.00 450.00 6613 582 IG3HD-070 138


Type 2 - 1773-82


George III Halfpenny 1775 - Copper Proof

(bust 2 - used from 1774 until 1782)

1773 Pattern (narrower bust -
with no lower curl)
    400.00 1000.00 - 608   Pn26
1774   75.00 180.00 300.00 700.00 - - - -
1774 Proof in Copper     350.00 800.00 P6614 583 IG3HD-075 Pn27
1774 Proof -
Silvered Copper
    350.00 1000.00 - - - 140a
1775   6.00 30.00 120.00 300.00 6614 584 IG3HD-080 140
1775 Proof in Copper     200.00 400.00 P6614 585 IG3HD-085 Pn28
140
1775 Proof -
Silvered Copper
    200.00 500.00 - - - Pn29
1775 Piedfort Proof     450.00 800.00 - - IG3HD-090 -
1776   10.00 45.00 200.00 450.00 6614 586 IG3HD-095 140
1781   4.00 20.00 80.00 220.00 6614 587 IG3HD-100 140
1781 Proof in Copper     200.00 600.00 - - IG3HD-105 -
1782   4.00 20.00 70.00 200.00 6614 588 IG3HD-110 140
1782 Medal striking * 5.00 25.00 80.00 225.00 - - IG3HD-115  
1782 Proof in Copper     150.00 500.00 P6614 589 IG3HD-120 140

Pieces dated 1783 are contemporary copies.

* This issue is normally struck in coin orientation i.e. the reverse is upside down. The 1782 issue also occurs in a medal orientation i.e. the obverse and reverse are the same way up. I have also seen coins which exibit other die orientations such as 90 degrees, but I believe that all of these have been contemporary forgeries.


Silver Bank Token Issues of George III 1804 - 1813

The Bank of Ireland produced a coinage between 1804 and 1813 comprising several denominations.

The 1804 six shillings piece was struck in Birminghan by Boulton and the other issues were struck in the English Mint in London.

The act authorising the 1805 five and ten pence pieces was specific as to the date so when the 1806 pieces were struck they were technically illegal - the solution adopted was to revert to striking the coins dated 1805 for the remainder of the issue (until about 1808).

The 1804 six shillings pieces were struck on Spanish-American 8 real pieces and the undertype is occasionally visible. The specimen strikings were struck on prepared blanks so they do not normally exhibit remnants of an underytype. There are many varieties of the 1804 six shilling piece, I have not yet listed then below.

The 1808 thirty pence piece is particularly difficult to obtain well struck, examples in EF or better condition with a well struck up bust will command a premium price.

The 1805, 1806 and 1808 issues often exhibit flaws or small impurities in the metal. The prices below are for coins without disfiguring flaws. This is partucularly true for the commoner small denominations.

Silver Bank Token Issues of George III 1804 - 1813

Prices in Irish Pounds

Five Pence Bank Token - 1805 and 1806


Five Pence Bank Token - 1806

YEAR   Fine Very Fine Ex. Fine Uncirculated Seaby_ Dowle
& Finn
Coincraft Krause &
Mishler
1805   6.00 15.00 40.00 120.00   626 IG35D-005  
1806 normal date 8.00 20.00 50.00 150.00   627 IG35D-010  
1806 5 over 6 7.00 18.00 45.00 140.00   - -  

Ten Pence Bank Token - 1805 and 1806


Bank of Ireland - Ten Pence Token - 1805

YEAR   Fine Very Fine Ex. Fine Uncirculated Seaby_ Dowle
& Finn
Coincraft Krause &
Mishler
1805 Position of Bust to Legend varies on obverse. 5.00 12.00 40.00 100.00   620/
621/
622
IG310D-005
IG310D-010
 
1806   6.00 15.00 60.00 130.00   623 IG310D-015  

Ten Pence Bank Token - 1813

YEAR   Fine Very Fine Ex. Fine Uncirculated Seaby_ Dowle
& Finn
Coincraft Krause &
Mishler
1813   4.00 10.00 45.00 100.00   624 IG310D-020  
1813 Proof in Silver **       300.00   625 IG310D-025  


Thirty Pence Token - 1808


Thirty Pence Bank Token - 1808

Harp points between 'O' and 'K'

YEAR   Fine Very Fine Ex. Fine Uncirculated Seaby_ Dowle
& Finn
Coincraft Krause &
Mishler
1808 Harp points between 'O' and 'K' 20.00 50.00 120.00 240.00   618 IG330D-005  
1808 Harp points to 'O' 22.00 55.00 130.00 260.00   619 IG330D-010  


Six Shilling Bank Token - 1804


Six Shilling Bank Token of George III of 1804 (specimen)

(often called a proof)

S I X - S H I L L I N G S

YEAR   Fine Very Fine Ex. Fine Uncirculated Seaby_ Dowle
& Finn
Coincraft Krause &
Mishler
1804 all varieties 60.00 130.00 300.00 550.00        
1804 Specimen Striking
in Silver (proof)
    350.00 800.00        
1804 Specimen Striking
Gilt.
    400.00 1,000.00        
1804 Trial striking
in Copper
    250.00 450.00        
                   
                   
               
                   
                   


** 1813 Proof Ten Pence - The currency strikings of 1813 ten pence pieces in unirculated condition often exhibit considerable frosting on the bust and have excellent surfaces. The proof striking is from very polished dies and has a very strong rim. The proof striking is rare whereas uncirculated currency strikings are quite common. Nice uncirculated pieces have occasionally been bought and sold as proof strikings. This coinage was demonetised in 1817 - which explains the availability of good quality examples.


SOHO Copper Coinage of 1805-6

S O H O _ C O P P E R _ C O I N A G E _ 1805 - 1806

Prices in Irish Pounds


George III Halfpenny - 1805

YEAR   Fine Very Fine Ex. Fine Uncirculated Seaby_ Dowle
& Finn
Coincraft Krause &
Mishler

F A R T H I N G

1806                  
1806 Bronzed proof                
1806 Copper Proof                
1806 Silver Proof                
1806 Gilt Proof                
1806 Bronze Proof
restrike
               
1806 Copper Proof
restrike
               
1806 Gilt Proof
restrike
               
1806 Gold Proof
restrike
               

 H A L F P E N N Y


George III - 1805 Halfpenny - Bronzed Proof

1805                  

P E N N Y


George III - Penny - 1805

1805                  
                   
                   
                   
                   
                   
                   
                   
                   
                   
                   
                   

George IV Copper Coinage of 1822-1823

C O P P E R _ C O I N A G E_ OF _ 1822 - 1823

Prices in Irish Pounds


Irish Penny of George IV of 1822

YEAR   Fine Very Fine Ex. Fine Uncirculated Seaby_ Dowle
& Finn
Coincraft Krause &
Mishler

H A L F P E N N Y

1822 Currency Striking 5.00 20.00 50.00 120.00        
1822 Prooflike Specimen       180.00        
1822 Piedfort Proof       300.00        
1823 Currency Striking 5.00 20.00 50.00 120.00        
1823 Prooflike Specimen       180.00        
1823 Piedfort Proof       300.00        
                   

  P E N N Y

1822 Currency Striking 5.00 20.00 60.00 150.00        
1822 Prooflike Specimen       180.00        
1822 Piedfort Proof       300.00        
1823 Currency Striking 5.00 20.00 60.00 150.00        
1823 Prooflike Specimen       180.00        
1823 Piedfort Proof       300.00