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https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/templates/general_wide/img/logo.png UKDFD Recording Software https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/ James II https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/coins/stuart-commonwealth-and-house-of-orange/james-ii.html James II ’Gunmoney’ Shilling https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/coins/stuart-commonwealth-and-house-of-orange/james-ii/james-ii-gunmoney-shilling-24902.html Tue, 20 Apr 2010 00:00:00 GMT James II James II ’Gunmoney’ Shilling  
Description: James II gunmoney shilling (large size). The date* (1689 or 1690) is not visible on the coin.

The ’gunmoney’ coinage was struck from brass obtained from old cannon, bells and other sources of scrap metal. It was issued by James II as an emergency token currency, which would be exchanged for good silver once he had won the war against his Protestant foe, William III. The month, in this case March, was added to the coin as a means by which the redemption could be spread over a convenient period of time. In the event, James was defeated, and after circulating briefly at their intrinsic value the coins were demonetized in 1691.

* The date reflects the 'Old Style' calendar, in which the new year started on Lady Day (25 March), so the year of issue, using the present 'New Style' calendar, was 1690.
Category: Stuart, Commonwealth and House of Orange, James II
Category: James II
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James II Shilling https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/coins/stuart-commonwealth-and-house-of-orange/james-ii/james-ii-shilling-53921.html Wed, 14 Nov 2018 18:12:23 GMT James II James II Shilling  
Description: James II shilling dated 1686. Coin bent into a shallow S-shape, possibly to create a 'love token'.
Category: Stuart, Commonwealth and House of Orange, James II
Category: James II
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James II Twopence https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/coins/stuart-commonwealth-and-house-of-orange/james-ii/james-ii-twopence-19472.html Thu, 04 Jun 2009 00:00:00 GMT James II James II Twopence  
Description: James II twopence, dated 1687. Nail-bored flan - see comment on UKDFD 19409.
Category: Stuart, Commonwealth and House of Orange, James II
Category: James II
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James II 'Limerick Besieged' Halfpenny https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/coins/stuart-commonwealth-and-house-of-orange/james-ii/james-ii-limerick-besieged-halfpenny-12662.html Sat, 22 Mar 2008 00:00:00 GMT James II James II 'Limerick Besieged' Halfpenny  
Description: A halfpenny of James II, struck at Limerick in 1691, during the period that it was under siege*. Halfpennies of this type are struck over large 'gunmoney' shillings. (See UKDFD 3539 for example and further information.)

* James II's supporters held the mint at Limerick for over a year after William III's victory at the Battle of the Boyne. The coins were struck after James himself had begun his exile in France.
Category: Stuart, Commonwealth and House of Orange, James II
Category: James II
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James II ’Gunmoney’ Shilling https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/coins/stuart-commonwealth-and-house-of-orange/james-ii/james-ii-gunmoney-shilling-3539.html Sun, 28 May 2006 00:00:00 GMT James II James II ’Gunmoney’ Shilling  
Description: James II gunmoney shilling (large size) dated 1689. Scarce variety with reversed 'a' in 'Jan'.

The ’gunmoney’ coinage was struck from brass obtained from old cannon, bells and other sources of scrap metal. It was issued by James II as an emergency token currency, which would be exchanged for good silver once he had won the war against his Protestant foe, William III. The month, in this case January, was added to the coin as a means by which the redemption could be spread over a convenient period of time. In the event, James was defeated, and after circulating briefly at their intrinsic value the coins were demonetized in 1691.
Category: Stuart, Commonwealth and House of Orange, James II
Category: James II
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James II Half Guinea https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/coins/stuart-commonwealth-and-house-of-orange/james-ii/james-ii-half-guinea-884.html Sat, 15 Oct 2005 00:00:00 GMT James II James II Half Guinea  
Description: James II half guinea dated 1686. Coin made into a ’love token’ by forming it into a shallow ’S’ shape.
Category: Stuart, Commonwealth and House of Orange, James II
Category: James II
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James II ’Gunmoney’ Halfcrown https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/coins/stuart-commonwealth-and-house-of-orange/james-ii/james-ii-gunmoney-halfcrown-1371.html Mon, 05 Dec 2005 00:00:00 GMT James II James II ’Gunmoney’ Halfcrown  
Description: James II Irish ’gunmoney’ halfcrown dated May 1690. The ’gunmoney’ coinage was struck from brass obtained from old cannon, bells and other sources of scrap metal. It was issued by James II as an emergency token currency, which would be exchanged for good silver once he had won the war against his Protestant foe, William III. The month was added to the date as a means by which the redemption could be spread over a convenient period of time. In the event, James was defeated, and after circulating briefly at their intrinsic value the coins were demonetized in 1691.
Category: Stuart, Commonwealth and House of Orange, James II
Category: James II
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James II fourpence https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/coins/stuart-commonwealth-and-house-of-orange/james-ii/james-ii-fourpence-1431.html Sat, 10 Dec 2005 00:00:00 GMT James II James II fourpence  
Description: james II Maundy fourpence dated 1686
Category: Stuart, Commonwealth and House of Orange, James II
Category: James II
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James II ’Gunmoney’ Shilling https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/coins/stuart-commonwealth-and-house-of-orange/james-ii/james-ii-gunmoney-shilling-1726.html Tue, 03 Jan 2006 00:00:00 GMT James II James II ’Gunmoney’ Shilling  
Description: James II gunmoney shilling (small size) dated 1690. The ’gunmoney’ coinage was struck from brass obtained from old cannon, bells and other sources of scrap metal. It was issued by James II as an emergency token currency, which would be exchanged for good silver once he had won the war against his Protestant foe, William III. The month was added to the date as a means by which the redemption could be spread over a convenient period of time. In this case, however, the month (below the crown) is unclear due to damage. In the event, James was defeated, and after circulating briefly at their intrinsic value the coins were demonetized in 1691.
Category: Stuart, Commonwealth and House of Orange, James II
Category: James II
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James II ’Gunmoney’ Shilling https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/coins/stuart-commonwealth-and-house-of-orange/james-ii/james-ii-gunmoney-shilling-2168.html Fri, 10 Feb 2006 00:00:00 GMT James II James II ’Gunmoney’ Shilling  
Description: James II gunmoney shilling (large size) dated 1690. The ’gunmoney’ coinage was struck from brass obtained from old cannon, bells and other sources of scrap metal. It was issued by James II as an emergency token currency, which would be exchanged for good silver once he had won the war against his Protestant foe, William III. The month, in this case March, was added to the coin as a means by which the redemption could be spread over a convenient period of time. In the event, James was defeated, and after circulating briefly at their intrinsic value the coins were demonetized in 1691.
Category: Stuart, Commonwealth and House of Orange, James II
Category: James II
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