Irish Coinage

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Henry VII
Three Crown Issues

 

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The Irish 'Three Crown' Coinage of Henry VII ( 1485 to 1490)

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Version 1.08a
17 Feb, 2001

   

Introduction to the 'Three Crown' Coinage of Henry VII


The Early 'Three Crown' Coinage (1485-87)


Henry VII - Three Crown Groat - Type I

Henry VII persisted with the three crown coinage in Ireland for some ten years while introducing a more sophisticated profile coinage in England.
The three crown coinage consisted of groats (fourpence) halfgroats, pennies and halfpennies. The smaller denominations being scarce.



A Geraldine Issue 'Three Crowns' Groat of Henry VII - 1487


A Geraldine Issue 'Three Crowns' Groat of Henry VII - 1487 (2)