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The Jasper Burns Collection of Irish Edward IV and Richard III Pennies

A further selction of coins from the Jasper Burns collection of Irish, Edward IV and Richard III pennies. With his book (now in its fourth edition) and study collection, Jasper Burns has established a formula through which the collector can identify these difficult but rewarding issues, based upon successive styles, ornaments and portraits.
"The pennies struck in Ireland under Edward IV and Richard III are often disparaged for their crudeness of design and manufacture. They are are notoriously difficult to attribute because they are almost always severely clipped or struck on modules so much smaller than their dies that little or nothing of their identifying legends are readable. They closely resemble the heavier contemporary pennies struck in England, where they are often found by metal detectorists and generally assumed to be poor examples of the English issues. And yet they comprise a fascinating array of types and distinctive portrait styles."                       From the introduction to: "Irish Hammered Pennies of Edward IV and Richard III", by Jasper Burns
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Drogheda Mint Trim Mint Waterford Mint Dublin Mint Cork Mint Limerick Mint (No Examples) Galway Mint (No Examples)

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Irish Hammered Pennies of Edward IV and Richard III
by Jasper Burns, 4th Edition

JB1714 - Richard III (1483-1485), Penny, 0.42g., 14mm, 'Cross and Pellets' Coinage, Dublin mint, crowned facing bust of Richard, with annulets either side of the neck above the shoulders,  rev., long cross with a trefoil of pellets in each angle and a quatrefoil in the centre, (S.6410; JBurns Du-17R (type 17)),  two small striking cracks but of solid fabric, somewhat short of flan as is the norm for this exceptionally rare issue, fine, extremely rare. $995 SOLD

Twelve specimens known to Burns.