Henry III 1216-72 Ireland Silver Penny about Very Fine
- A superior example of this intriguing, short-lived coinage issue, we have a single Henry III Irish Silver Penny in about Very Fine condition.
- Bearing the iconic Longcross motif on the reverse, this striking coin carries a sharply
detailed portrait of the king on the obverse.
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Indulging in an array of ill-advised wars and political intrigues, and desperately needing money, King Henry III turned to Ireland and its silver mines. In 1251, the Dublin Mint was re-opened, and for three years produced pennies, essentially to facilitate easy export of Irish silver. In 1254, with Ireland stripped of its silver, and the local economy severely damaged, Henry closed the Mint.
|Country of Issue||Great Britain|
|Year of Issue||1216-1272 A.D|
|Grade||About Very Fine|