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Edward I Irish halfpenny

John Lashmar is the finder of this Edward I Irish halfpenny. I’ve had Irish pennies on this website but this is the first halfpenny. There isn’t much difference between the catalogue price for Irish pennies and halfpennies but the latter are far scarcer than the former.

Above the triangle, in which is the head of Edward I, is the start of the legend. There is a pellet before EDW R and another pellet after it. On the reverse the legend reads CIVI TAS WATE RFOR, so the mint is Waterford. This halfpenny is an example of class Ib and is listed in Coins of Scotland, Ireland and the Islands as number 6254.


Overall the obverse would grade Fine but the reverse is slightly better. In its present state of preservation I would price the coin at £80.

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