Gunmoney Sixpence 1689 July

at 400 dots / inch


Irish Coinage


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_ Stafford-Langan
Version 1.11a
16th March, 2004


This coin is a Gunmoney sixpence issued By James II in Ireland in July 1689.

Gunmoney was issued as a promissory or token coinage and was die to be redeemed by James in silver on his regaining the English throne. He never did and the coinage was severely devalued by William and Mary in 1691.

July 1689 sixpences are nor particularly scarce and this is probably the easiest month to get a nice sixpence from as there are a reasonable number of examples in beter condition from this month.

This is the variety without a stop after the month. There are at least 6 different reverse dies with this rendering of the month.

This coin is in Extremely Fine condition. There is a spot of corrosion before IAC on the obverse and there is some striking weakness in the centre of the portrait and the reverse crown and a weakness near the lower edge on the reverse. There is little evidence of actual wear on the surfaces. Overall this is a pretty good example of the coinage for this date but similar specimens are available.


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Gunmoney Sixpence 1689 July .


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