Coin Weight for 8dwt and 16grs from the 1714 standard


at 400 dots / inch

 


Irish Coinage

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2004 - Copyright
John
_Stafford-Langan
Version 1.12
5th October, 2004

 

This coin weight dates from the 1714 standard.

The legends read :

THE STANDARD OF IRELAND

ANNO XIII ANNAE REGINA (The 13th year of Queen Anne).

The weight is for 8 pennyweights and 16 grains (8Dwt : 16 Gr or just D8 G16)

This weight correspondes to the weight of a Spanish double pistole.

This example is in relatively better condition than is usually seen, the obverse is quite strong and clean, the reverse is a bit weaker and has some areas of light corrosion (mostly within the shield) but nicer examples are not particularly scarce.

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