The Theo Bullmore Collection of Irish Coins of the Great Rebellion, 1642-1649

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Date of Auction: 15th September 2015

Sold for £700

Estimate: £600 - £800

Ormonde Money, Groat, small letters, small d on rev., 1.29g/1h (S 6548; DF –; KM. 58). Struck on a small flan with a small obverse die, unusual and probably extremely rare £600-800


This coin is the correct weight for a threepence and the diameter of the obverse wire-line border is 11mm, compared with 13mm for the other groats in the collection. Given these two facts, it is tempting to conclude this coin was actually intended to be a threepence but was struck using the wrong reverse die