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Started by Figleaf, September 25, 2018, 11:20:32 AM

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malj1

Quite a different Sep to my 1689 piece above.
Malcolm
Have a look at  my tokens and my banknotes.

brandm24

Quote from: FosseWay on November 27, 2019, 11:54:27 AM
My memory was partially correct  ;D

I was wrong when I said that GM issue stopped after the Battle of the Boyne. Coins exist dated as late as October 1690, so September 1690 is a possible date.

However, 24.5 mm for a shilling puts your coin as a "large" shilling (usually quoted as 25-27 mm). The "small" ones are around 21 mm, i.e. a lot smaller than yours. Large shillings from Dublin are known from July 1689 to April 1690 inclusive.

Small shillings (overstruck on or using blanks originally intended for large-issue sixpences) are known from the Limerick mint until September 1690.

All above info from here.
Good info. Thanks.

I've gone back and examined my coin very closely under different lighting and at various angles. I seem to see 1689 but it's not a positive attribution. So so worn in that area. If mine is a large Shilling then September, 1689 is possible.

Thanks everyone for your input.

Bruce
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brandm24

Quote from: malj1 on November 27, 2019, 12:00:43 PM
Quite a different Sep to my 1689 piece above.
It is a lot different, but I suppose that can be expected on issues that have so many varieties.

Bruce
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Offa

Quote from: malj1 on September 26, 2018, 01:21:52 AM
Limerick besieged 1690-1 halfpenny over struck on large size gunmoney shilling 1691 6.8g

...shame about the nasty scratches.


Quite a scarce coin especially in better grades.
All coins are equal but some are more equal than others

brandm24

Quote from: malj1 on September 26, 2018, 01:21:52 AMLimerick besieged 1690-1 halfpenny over struck on large size gunmoney shilling 1691 6.8g

...shame about the nasty scratches.
Here's a Limerick halfpenny struck over a shilling like Mal's piece. This one shows a lot of the undertype especially on the bust of James on the obverse.

The coin was dug in Yorkshire in the North of England several years ago according to the seller.

Bruce(Counterstrike) 1.jpg(Counterstrike) 2.jpg(Counterstrike) 3.jpg   
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