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Catalog Edward 1

 

Catalog of Irish Coin Prices, Edward I, 1276 - 1302

 

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The Irish Coinage of Edward I
1276 - 1302


© 2005 - Copyright
John_Stafford-Langan
Version 1.13a
19th October, 2005
   

The Irish pennies of Edward I divide into three main groups:

  • First coinage (in the name of Henry III) 1276
  • The recoinage of 1280 (pennies with three pellets on the breast - or nothing on the breast)
  • The issues of 1294-1302 (pennies with a single pellet or a rose on the breast)
  • For more details on the history of this period of the Irish coinage select the relevant reference section on the side bar <---- or follow the links from the main page for a more structured approach to the history of the coinage.

    The halfpennies divide into similar groups but the easy-to-identify-with pellets are not present so other differences need to be examined. All farthings appear to belong to the 1280 issues.

    There are a number of varieties listed in older catalogs - oblong pellet below bust etc - these coins are now accepted to be contemporary European copies rather than Irish issues.

    Several other minor varieties exist which are more probably mint or die errors rather than distinct issues (eg. a second issue coin with a rectangular symbol below the bust made from two pellets being punched badly and the die breaking to join them together). There is one variety of this type, a coin with no pellet below the bust, which appears to be an omission on the die which I have listed as it is a distinct variety (illustrated).

    These coins all have a value derived from a combination of the value of the underlying type and their own scarceness - curiously the anomalous pieces which are already listed in catalogs command better prices than those not listed because collectors tend to collect the varieties listed in their catalogs despite the fact the the unlisted ones are often scarcer.

    Again as a general rule the smaller coins are worth less than a similarly scarce larger coin because collectors are less interested in acquiring the smaller coins and especially in collecting all the halfpenny and farthing varieties. There are sub varieties within the halfpennies and farthings which would warrant separate listings if they were pennies but are grouped together in the smaller denominations - over time I will be breaking these tables out to show these minor varieties of the smaller coins. Unfortunately as there is no auction history for these pieces the values are even more a matter of opinion than the existing listings where there is some history of sales and dealers lists to refer to.

    An examples of these are the third issue Lombardic n halfpenny of Dublin and the two sixth issue farthing types.  These coins are represented by very few surviving examples (less than 5 in each case) and there has not been a single sale of any one of them where the type was properly noted by the auctioneer.

    Examples of the scarcer varieties may lie hidden in collections amongst the more common types. Without a reference list which includes the specific varieties many collectors would simple not know that the variety exists and therefore would not look for it.  

    This is the most comprehensive list of penny varieties published anywhere, but Paul and Bente Withers comprehensive listing of halfpenny and farthing varieties is more extensive than mine.

    Recent changes in pricing and newly listed varieties are priced in bold text.

    These coins are priced in Euros - (not in dollars and not in Irish pounds)

     

    First coinage (in the name of Henry III) 1276

    This coinage is effectively a continuation of the coinage of Henry III in Ireland (The Irish Coinage of Henry III, 1251 - 1254). These coins are all rare.

    There are two varieties, the key difference being the use of a Roman 'V' or a Lombardic 'U' in the legend.

    These coins are very similar to the Irish pennies of Henry III of the moneyer RICARD. Many coins presented as being of this type are just normal pennies of Henry III or contemporary European copies of the Henry III coins.

    The distinguishing features are the more naturalistic treatment of the hair, on some coins the 'U' and a clear pellet in the middle of the cinquefoil to the right of the king.

    Any coin suspected of being of this type should be shown to an expert in the series for verification of the identification and for comparison with the known dies.

    The estimated population of these pieces is about 8 coins. Two of these coins were sold in 1999. It is unlikely that two will appear in the same year again of some time. One of these was bought by the National Museum of Ireland, the other is still in private hands.

    First coinage (in the name of Henry III) 1276

    Prices in Euros


    A Richard Olof Penny of Edward I, 1276

    Type I - Lombardic 'U' in legend

    PENNY

      Good Fine Very Fine Ex. Fine Scarcity Dowle
    & Finn
    Coincraft Seaby
    Type I
    Lombardic 'U' in legends
    300.00 800.00 1,800.00 3,200.00 very rare
    < 10 coins
        6245
    Type II
    Roman 'V' in legends
    300.00 750.00 1,700.00 3,000.00 very rare
    < 10 coins
        6244

    The recoinage of 1280

    The pennies of the first three issues all have a trefoil of pellets on the breast.

    The topmost pellet is often hidden in the collar of the bust .

    The halfpennies and farthings are not as clearly identified other than by association with the pennies by lettering styles and bust design.

    The lettering all all these coins is large and squareish in shape.

    The recoinage of 1280

    Prices in Euros

    P E N N I E S
    DUBLIN & WATERFORD

      Good Fine Very Fine Ex. Fine Scarcity Dowle
    & Finn
    Coincraft Seaby
    First Issue
    Penny - Dublin
    Trefoil of pellets on breast.
    No symbol before EDW
    Roman 'N' on reverse
    10.00 30.00 60.00 120.00 common     6246 - Ia


    A penny of Edward I of Dublin (second issue)

    Type Ib, Dublin, pellet before e, trefoil on breast, Roman N on reverse

      Good Fine Very Fine Ex. Fine Scarcity Dowle
    & Finn
    Coincraft Seaby
    Second Issue
    Penny - Dublin
    Trefoil of pellets on breast.
    Pellet before EDW
    Roman 'N' on reverse
    No symbol before C on reverse
    6.00 15.00 40.00 100.00 very common     6247 - Ib
    Second Issue
    Penny - Dublin
    Trefoil of pellets on breast.
    Pellet before EDW
    Roman 'N' on reverse
    Colon : before C on reverse
    20.00 60.00 120.00 225.00 very scarce     -


    Edward I penny - Dublin - no pellet below bust

    Second Issue
    Penny - Dublin
    No pellet on breast.
    Pellet before EDW
    Roman 'N' on reverse
    20.00 50.00 100.00 200.00 very scarce      
    Second Issue
    Penny - Waterford
    Trefoil of pellets on breast.
    Pellet before EDW
    7.00 18.00 50.00 110.00 common     6254 - Ib


    An Edward I Irish penny of 1283 (third issue)
    Dublin, + before EDW, trefoil on breast, Lombardic 'n' on reverse

      Good Fine Very Fine Ex. Fine   Dowle
    & Finn
    Coincraft Seaby
    Third Issue
    Penny - Dublin
    Trefoil of pellets on breast
    + before EDW
    Lombardic 'n' on reverse
    10.00 25.00 70.00 150.00 scarce     6248 - Ic
    Third Issue/Second Issue mule
    Penny - Dublin
    Trefoil of pellets on breast
    + before EDW
    Roman 'N' on reverse
    7.00 18.00 50.00 110.00 scarce     -
    Second Issue / Third Issue mule
    Penny - Dublin
    Trefoil of pellets on breast
    pellet before EDW
    Lombardic 'n' on reverse
    8.00 20.00 60.00 120.00 not scarce
    but
    not common
        -

    H A L F P E N N I E S
    DUBLIN & WATERFORD

      Good Fine Very Fine Ex. Fine Scarcity Dowle
    & Finn
    Coincraft Seaby
    First / Second Issue
    Halfpenny - Dublin
    Large lettering
    No pellet before curved backed E
    20.00 60.00 160.00 300.00 scarce     6257


    A Halfpenny of Edward I of Dublin (second issue)

    Large lettering, pellet before curved back E

    First / Second Issue
    Halfpenny - Dublin
    Large lettering
    Pellet before curved backed E
    18.00 50.00 140.00 250.00 scarce     6258
    Third Issue
    Halfpenny - Dublin
    Large lettering
    Pellet before straight backed E
    25.00 80.00 200.00 400.00 very scarce     6259
    Third Issue
    Halfpenny - Dublin
    Large lettering
    Pellet before straight backed E
    Lombardic 'n' on reverse
    40.00 120.00 240.00 500.00 rare
    <5 coins
    recorded
      Good Fine Very Fine Ex. Fine Scarcity Dowle
    & Finn
    Coincraft Seaby
    First / Second Issue
    Halfpenny - Waterford
    Large lettering
    No pellet before curved backed E
    Mint name begins with W
    20.00 70.00 180.00 350.00 scarce     6263
    First / Second Issue
    Halfpenny - Waterford
    Large lettering
    No pellet before curved backed E
    Mint name begins with V
    20.00 70.00 180.00 350.00 scarce     -
    First / Second Issue
    Halfpenny - Waterford
    Large lettering
    Pellet before curved backed E
    Mint name begins with W
    20.00 70.00 180.00 350.00 scarce     6264
    First / Second Issue
    Halfpenny - Waterford
    Large lettering
    Pellet before curved backed E
    Mint name begins with V
    20.00 70.00 180.00 350.00 scarce     -

    F A R T H I N G S
    DUBLIN & WATERFORD


    A Farthing of Edward I of Dublin (first/second issue)

    ERA NG LIE legend

      Good Fine Very Fine Ex. Fine Scarcity Dowle
    & Finn
    Coincraft Seaby
    First Issue
    Farthing - Dublin
    ERA / NG / LIE legend
    Very large bust of 'early' style
    60.00 200.00 450.00 800.000 very rare      
    First / Second Issue
    Farthing - Dublin
    ERA / NG / LIE legend
    40.00 120.00 240.00 500.00 scarce     6267
    First / Second Issue
    Farthing - Dublin
    ER / ANG / LIE
    50.00 180.00 400.00 700.00 very rare     -
    First / Second Issue
    Farthing - Dublin
    EDWARDUS REX legend
    100.00 300.00 700.00 1,000.00 very rare     6267A
    Second Issue
    Farthing - Waterford
    ERA NG LIE legend
    Mint name begins with W
    50.00 140.00 280.00 600.00 scarce     6268
    Second Issue
    Farthing - Waterford
    ERA NG LIE legend
    Mint name begins with V
    50.00 140.00 280.00 600.00 scarce     -

    The issues of 1294-1302

    The pennies of the final three issues do not have a trefoil of pellets on the breast - they either have one pellet or they have a rose.

    The halfpennies are not as clearly identified other than by association with the pennies by lettering styles and bust design. The lettering on most of these coins is smaller and rounded in shape.

    The difficulty with assigning halfpennies types to this later group is compounded with the farthings.  but there are two farthing varieties which pretty clearly seem to belong with the sixth issue based on their letting styles and (in one case) a single pellet below the bust.

    As a general rule the sixth issue pennies are quite common, but are relatively more difficult to find in higher grades than the first three issues. All the fourth and fifth issues coins are either scarce or rare in any condition.

    The Cork pieces are valued more highly than their scarcity because this is the only issue from Cork whereas there are common issues available from Dublin and Waterford for collectors who only want an example of each mint.

    The issues of 1294-1302

    Prices in Euros

    P E N N I E S
    DUBLIN, WATERFORD & CORK

      Good Fine Very Fine Ex. Fine Scarcity Dowle
    & Finn
    Coincraft Seaby
    Fourth Issue
    Penny - Dublin
    Rosette on breast.
    150.00 300.00 700.00 1,200.00 very rare
    < 10 coins
        6249
    Fourth Issue
    Penny - Waterford
    Rosette on breast.
    120.00 250.00 600.00 1,000.00 rare     6255
      Good Fine Very Fine Ex. Fine Scarcity Dowle
    & Finn
    Coincraft Seaby
    Fifth Issue
    Penny - Dublin
    Single pellet in each angle of triangle
    150.00 300.00 800.00 1,300.00 very rare
    < 10 coins
        6250
    Fifth Issue
    Penny - Cork
    Single pellet in each angle of triangle
    100.00 200.00 500.00 900.00 scarce     6256
      Good Fine Very Fine Ex. Fine Scarcity Dowle
    & Finn
    Coincraft Seaby
    Sixth Issue
    Penny - Dublin
    Single pellet on breast.
    Small lettering on Obverse
    Large lettering on Reverse
    No symbol before Edw
    8.00 20.00 60.00 140.00 common,
    but scarce
    in better grades
        6251
    Sixth Issue
    Penny - Dublin
    Single pellet on breast.
    Small lettering on Obverse
    Large lettering on Reverse
    Pellet before Edw
    10.00 25.00 70.00 175.00 common,
    but scarce
    in better grades
        6252
    Sixth Issue
    Penny - Dublin
    Single pellet on breast.
    Small lettering on Obverse
    Small lettering on Reverse
    No symbol before Edw
    10.00 25.00 70.00 175.00 common,
    but scarce
    in better grades
        6253
    Sixth Issue
    Penny - Dublin
    Single pellet on breast.
    Small lettering on Obverse
    Small lettering on Reverse
    Pellet before Edw
    10.00 25.00 70.00 175.00 common,
    but scarce
    in better grades
        -
     

    H A L F P E N N I E S
    DUBLIN, WATERFORD & CORK

      Good Fine Very Fine Ex. Fine Scarcity Dowle
    & Finn
    Coincraft Seaby
    Fourth Issue
    Halfpenny - Dublin
    Rosette on breast.
    150.00 400.00 800.00 1600.00 very rare
    < 5 coins
        6260
    Fourth Issue
    Halfpenny - Waterford
    Rosette on breast.
            exists ?     -
      Good Fine Very Fine Ex. Fine Scarcity Dowle
    & Finn
    Coincraft Seaby
    Fourth / Fifth Issue ?
    Halfpenny - Waterford
    Small lettering
    (Most Waterford Halfpennies
    are more common second issue coins)
    100.00 200.00 500.00 900.00 very rare
    < 10 coins
        6265
    Fifth Issue
    Halfpenny - Cork
    Small lettering
    180.00 400.00 800.00 1,400.00 very rare
    < 10 coins
        6266
      Good Fine Very Fine Ex. Fine Scarcity Dowle
    & Finn
    Coincraft Seaby
    Sixth Issue
    Halfpenny - Dublin
    Small lettering
    Pellet below bust
    25.00 80.00 200.00 400.00 scarce,
    rare in
    better grades
        6259
    Sixth Issue
    Halfpenny - Dublin
    Small lettering
    No Pellet below bust
    20.00 70.00 180.00 350.00 scarce,
    rare in
    better grades
         
    F A R T H I N G S
    DUBLIN
    Good Fine Very Fine Ex. Fine Scarcity Dowle
    & Finn
    Coincraft Seaby
    Sixth Issue
    Farthing - Dublin
    Small lettering (closed E and C)
    Pellet below bust
    75.00 150.00 300.00 500.00 very rare
    < 5 coins
    Sixth Issue
    Farthing - Dublin
    Small lettering (closed E and C)
    No Pellet below bust
    75.00 150.00 300.00 500.00 very rare
    < 5 coins

     


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