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Irish Copper Coins of George II & III


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Graham Dyer has researched the coinage struck for Ireland in the mid to late 18th century. In this lecture with slides he reveals some particular insights to this historical area of coinage including: * the challenges in striking all coinage for Great Britain during this period * how royal warrants were the basis for all coinage struck for Ireland * why the Royal Mint was not responsible for the shortage of Irish Coinage * the quantities of coins ordered and coins delivered * examples of genuine and counterfeit pieces * why coins of George II were issued during the reign of George III * the mystery of the 1755 Irish half penny and why the coin should not exist although it is listed in most coin price publications * examination of known 1755 half pennies to be counterfeits * conclusions of the lessons of research, careful observation and the reliability of mint records This is a great video of original research that presents needed information about a popular area of numismatics. Speaker(s): Graham Dyer.
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