6 Pence 1689 - January


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General Description Ireland Jan. 1689 6 Pence.

The Irish Gun Money coins are of historic interest, as they are the only coins that was ordered by a monarch after their deposition from the throne of England & the throne of Scotland.

These are also the only coins that have the month of striking as well as the year.

King James II was regarded as a pretender from his deposition in 1688 until his death in exile in France in 1701.
Obv. Description Portrait of King James II facing left.
Rev. Description Crossed sceptres with the Crown superimposed & flanked by 'J' & 'R'.

'VI' above the Crown.

'Jan' below the Crown.
Catalog code KM#93
Material Brass
Orientation Medal
Mint Ireland - Dublin (Royal Irish Mint)
Edge Type reeded
Edge Inscription Not applicable.
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