Gun Money - A military need for money.

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Gun Money - A military need for money.

Post  wfrad on Wed 04 Jan 2017, 9:02 am

Gun money was an emergency issue of coins made by the forces of James II during the Williamite War fought in Ireland between the years 1689 and 1691.
The name “gun money” come from the belief that they were minted from melted down form old cannons but any metal was used, such as pans and scrap.
For anyone interested the link below will give you some better examples and much more information;

https://oldcurrencyexchange.com/2014/06/15/james-ii-gunmoney-a-photo-blog-of-the-known-variations/



The Great Rebellion of 1641 where besieged cities and towns melted silver plate and issued a small amount of coins for local use during the siege.


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