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Offline malj1

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Re: Gun money
« Reply #15 on: November 27, 2019, 12:00:43 PM »
Quite a different Sep to my 1689 piece above.
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Re: Gun money
« Reply #16 on: November 27, 2019, 04:35:03 PM »
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.

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Re: Gun money
« Reply #17 on: November 27, 2019, 04:41:52 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.

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