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IRELAND - George I (1714-1727)
William Wood's 'Hibernia' Coinage

This coinage was originally struck by William under Royal Patent at his Bristol foundry for use in Ireland. However, the coinage was deeply unpopular in Ireland due to it's lightweight relative to English issues. Dean Swift (aka Jonathan Swift, author of Gulliver's Travels and Dean of  St. Patrick's, Dublin), anonymously penned the 'Drapier's Papers', a series of pamphlets highlighting the inequity of this inferior coinage and aroused public opinion against it. Following a general boycott the coinage was withdrawn and shipped to the American Colonies for use alongside Wood's Rosa America coinage.

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EM119 - IRELAND / U.S. COLONIAL, George I (1714-1727), William Wood's 'Hibernia' Coinage, Copper Farthing, Type III, 1723, GEORGIUS DEI GRATIA REX, laureate head of George right, rev., HIBERNIA 1723, seated figure of Hibernia left, resting arm on harp and holding palm branch, (S.6604), almost very fine. $125

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IR1014 - IRELAND / U.S. COLONIAL, George I (1714-1727), William Wood's 'Hibernia' Coinage, Copper Halfpenny, Type II, 1723, GEORGIUS DEI GRATIA REX, laureate head of George right, rev., HIBERNIA 1723, seated figure of Hibernia left, resting arm on harp and holding palm branch, (S.6601), very fine. $145 SOLD

 

IR1009 - IRELAND / U.S. COLONIAL, George I (1714-1727), William Wood's 'Hibernia' Coinage, Copper Halfpenny, Type II, 1723, GEORGIUS DEI GRATIA REX, laureate head of George right, rev., HIBERNIA 1723, seated figure of Hibernia left, resting arm on harp and holding palm branch, (S.6601), very fine. $145

 

IR1628 - IRELAND / U.S. COLONIAL, George I (1714-1727), William Wood's 'Hibernia' Coinage, Copper Halfpenny, Type I, 1722, GEORGIUS DEI GRATIA REX, laureate head of George right, rev., HIBERNIA 1723, seated figure of Hibernia left, looking left, harp left, , (S.6600), poor. $65

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IR1008 - IRELAND / U.S. COLONIAL, George I (1714-1727), William Wood's 'Hibernia' Coinage, Copper Halfpenny, Type II, 1723, GEORGIUS DEI GRATIA REX, laureate head of George right, rev., HIBERNIA 1723, seated figure of Hibernia left, resting arm on harp and holding palm branch, (S.6601), very fine. $145

     

IR1010 - IRELAND / U.S. COLONIAL, George I (1714-1727), William Wood's 'Hibernia' Coinage, Copper Halfpenny, Type II, 1723, GEORGIUS DEI GRATIA REX, laureate head of George right, rev., HIBERNIA 1723, seated figure of Hibernia left, resting arm on harp and holding palm branch, (S.6601), almost very fine. $105