For Want of Good Money

Published in Book Reviews, Issue 4 (Jul/Aug 2005), Reviews, Volume 13

The history of Irish coinage has followed a fascinating route, from early Norman ‘St Patrick’ coins, through Tudor debasement and the gun money coinage of the Battle of the Boyne, to the new money of the Irish Free State. In this ground-breaking narrative, Edward Colgan not only tells the story of the evolution of Irish coinage but also describes the historical events that shaped both the coins and the country. This is a book that  gives us an invaluable insight into the lives of Irish men and women over the past thousand years.
For Want of Good Money 1€30.00, ISBN 1869857615 h/b

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