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Henry III 1251 to 1254
Edward I ,1276 to 1302
Milled Coins 1660-1688
Milled Coins 1692-1760
Milled Coins 1766-1823
Modern Coins 1928 - 1969
Decimal Coins 1969 - 2000

Catalog of Irish Coin Prices

This catalog is divided into a number of pages which are arranged in aproxiomate cronological order. The order is not perfectly cronological because the regal halfpennies of James II (to 1688) an those of William and Mary (from 1692) are contiguous and the Gunmoney and related issues (1689-1691) are separated from them.

Many sections are not completed - Those listed below are substantially complete.

Caution : The pages I wrote first are in Irish pounds and the later ones are in Euros. Each secton carries a note of the currency used.

The prices in this catalog are not derived from any single source - I have been collecting and buying and selling Irish coins for over 20 years and have provided prices based on my experience.

Contrary to popular practice I have attempted to indicate a price for the extremely rare and even for unique items. I believe that these prices are a good guide as to what a particular coin would cost if it were to appear on the open market.

In general I have priced the coins from the point of view of what a collector might expect to pay in an open market. Auction prices realised will generally be below these prices because the fees have to be paid as well.

Sellers of coins, either to dealers or at auction, will generally get less than these prices because the eventual buyer will end up paying either the dealer's markup or the auctioneer's fees which will account for the difference.

Coins listed in this catalog which are common (or in lower grade than is readily available for the type) are provided with prices. However these pieces are generally not of interest to dealers for purchase or worth auctioning so they are difficult to sell for even a small percentage of the prices listed.

Coins which are listed as rare (or which are in exceptionally good condition for their type) will often sell for closer to the collector's buying price because a dealer will be happy to carry a desireable item at a smaller markup.  In the case of very rare items or significant collections an auction house may negotiate terms more attractive than their normal ones for the prestige of carrying the piece(s).



2003 - Copyright
Version 1.11a
2 February, 2003



Catalog of Irish Coin Prices, Henry III 1251 to 1254
Pennies of Henry III of Dublin

Catalog of Irish Coin Prices, Edward I ,1276 to 1302
Pennies, halfpennies and farthings of Edward I of Dublin, Waterford and Cork

Milled Irish Coin Prices 1660-1688 
Armstrong's Farthings and Halfpennies of Charles II and James II 
(Only Charles II halfpennies Complete)

> > Milled Irish Coin Prices 1689-1691
> > James II Gunmoney, emergency money and Limerick money

Milled Irish Coin Prices 1692-1760
William & Mary, William III, Wood's Coinage (for George I) and George II

Milled Irish Coin Prices 1766-1823
George III Copper, Bank Tokens and George IV
(Only George III 1766-1782 and some Bank Tokens complete)

Modern Irish Coin Prices 1928 - 1969
'Barnyard' series halfcrown, florin, shilling, sixpence,threepence, penny, halfpenny, farthing and Pearse 10 shillings.
Includes sets, proof coins - but not errors or patterns.

Irish Decimal Coin Prices 1969 - 2000
Pound, 50 Pence, 20 Pence, 10 Pence, 5 Pence, 2 Pence, Penny and halfpenny. Includes 1988 Dublin millennium 50 Pence, 1995 UN pound and 2000 Millennium pound.