New Polymer Notes for Northern Ireland

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Re: New Polymer Notes for Northern Ireland

Post by ThePloughman » 09 May 2019 17:52

DOC wrote:
05 May 2019 10:22
We should not expect to find any with ZZ prefix.
Less to collect there then.

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Re: New Polymer Notes for Northern Ireland

Post by DOC » 30 Jun 2019 10:49

Here are some nice scans of the issued Bank of Ireland £5 and £10 polymer notes. As sections of the notes are transparent, the appearance can vary depending on the colour of the background used for the scan (black for the attached examples).

In the new design, the Bank has dispensed with the line of heads at the top of the note, a feature present on Bank of Ireland notes stretching back to 1838. In a nod to tradition there is one head on the right side of the note. The Bank describes this head as ‘The Head of Medusa’ in the attached link :?

https://www.bankofirelanduk.com/about/b ... er-series/
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Bank of Ireland 5 pounds 31st May 2017 McAreavey.jpg
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Bank of Ireland 10 Pounds 31st May 2017 McAreavey.jpg
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Re: New Polymer Notes for Northern Ireland

Post by DOC » 17 Aug 2019 16:34

Bank of Ireland £5 and £10 polymer notes have been seen with the first run prefix, AA. So a comparison with the prefixes used for the last paper issue indicates that the prefixes have been reset (scans attached) and suggests that the Bank regards the Bushmills Polymer notes as a new series.
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Bank of Ireland 5 Pounds 1st Jan. 2013 Matchett.jpg
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Bank of Ireland 5 Pounds 31st May 2017 McAreavey.jpg
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Re: New Polymer Notes for Northern Ireland

Post by Mac » 17 Aug 2019 22:03

Less to collect there then!

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Re: New Polymer Notes for Northern Ireland

Post by DOC » 21 Sep 2019 10:47

Danske Bank also reset the serial number prefix upon introduction of its £10 polymer note which suggests that the bank considers its polymer notes to be part of a distinct issue. Curiously, most issued notes seen to date have prefix AB although there is an original promotional photo showing notes of prefix AA.
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Re: New Polymer Notes for Northern Ireland

Post by Mac » 25 Sep 2019 19:23

There are presumably a million AA prefix notes waiting to be issued then!

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Re: New Polymer Notes for Northern Ireland

Post by DOC » 05 Oct 2019 15:07

Ulster Bank has announced plans to launch a new £20 polymer note in 2020. Images attached and details available in the link.

https://www.rbs.com/rbs/news/2019/08/ul ... signs.html
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Re: New Polymer Notes for Northern Ireland

Post by Mac » 08 Oct 2019 22:54

I wonder if they will go on to £50 and £100 denominations.
I can't get used to the design, somewhat unmoneylike. Still, I expect it will grow on us as we use the notes in circulation.

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