New Polymer Notes for Northern Ireland

User avatar
ThePloughman
AU
AU
Posts: 220
Joined: 04 Nov 2016 16:37

Re: New Polymer Notes for Northern Ireland

Post by ThePloughman »

Zany prefixes, from MM to Y2K. And N for the replacement, the usual letter was Z, I think.

User avatar
DOC
UNC
UNC
Posts: 518
Joined: 26 Jan 2015 18:15

Re: New Polymer Notes for Northern Ireland

Post by DOC »

MM and Y2K are the only known prefixes for the standard issue notes. Yes, Z would be the more usual prefix for a replacement note but in this case N was used. I guess they wanted to do something different for such a radically different design.

User avatar
DOC
UNC
UNC
Posts: 518
Joined: 26 Jan 2015 18:15

Re: New Polymer Notes for Northern Ireland

Post by DOC »

Interesting errors are not often seen for polymer notes as there are several production controls in the printing process. Here is an unusual example of a cutting error on a £10 Bank of Ireland polymer note. This is the first example of this type of error that I have seen.
Attachments
Bank of Ireland 10 Pounds Polymer Error 31st May 2017 McAreavey.jpg
Bank of Ireland 10 Pounds Polymer Error 31st May 2017 McAreavey.jpg (113.39 KiB) Viewed 967 times

User avatar
Mac
Taoiseach • Admin
Taoiseach • Admin
Posts: 1187
Joined: 23 Jan 2015 15:05

Re: New Polymer Notes for Northern Ireland

Post by Mac »

Interesting indeed. Do you have a pic of the reverse also?

User avatar
DOC
UNC
UNC
Posts: 518
Joined: 26 Jan 2015 18:15

Re: New Polymer Notes for Northern Ireland

Post by DOC »

Here is a picture of the reverse.
Attachments
Bank of Ireland 10 Pounds Polymer Error Reverse.jpg
Bank of Ireland 10 Pounds Polymer Error Reverse.jpg (113.09 KiB) Viewed 851 times

User avatar
DOC
UNC
UNC
Posts: 518
Joined: 26 Jan 2015 18:15

Re: New Polymer Notes for Northern Ireland

Post by DOC »

It has been reported that Danske Bank plans to introduce a polymer £20 note on July 20th.

https://danskebank.co.uk/about-us/news- ... er-20-note

Bank of Ireland £20 polymer notes will also be launched on the same day.
Attachments
Danske Bank 20 Pounds Polymer Specimen 6th July 2019 Kingston.jpg
Danske Bank 20 Pounds Polymer Specimen 6th July 2019 Kingston.jpg (197.92 KiB) Viewed 124 times

User avatar
DOC
UNC
UNC
Posts: 518
Joined: 26 Jan 2015 18:15

Re: New Polymer Notes for Northern Ireland

Post by DOC »

Here are images of the new Bank of Ireland £20 polymer note, standard issue and specimen. The note was released into circulation on July 20th and bears the signature of Francesca McDonagh, Group Chief Executive of Bank of Ireland. This is a significant milestone as it appears to be the first time the signature of a woman has appeared on a note issued by a bank based in Ireland.

The note is attractively designed and the appearance of the hologram changes depending on the method used to scan or photograph it. This is due to the presence of iridescent ink which changes depending on the angle of tilt. It is difficult to capture the face of Mercury but the image of the specimen note manages to capture this feature nicely.
Attachments
Bank of Ireland 20 Pounds 2nd October 2017 Francesca McDonagh.jpg
Bank of Ireland 20 Pounds 2nd October 2017 Francesca McDonagh.jpg (159.82 KiB) Viewed 88 times
Bank of Ireland 20 Pounds 2nd October 2017 Francesca McDonagh R.jpg
Bank of Ireland 20 Pounds 2nd October 2017 Francesca McDonagh R.jpg (158.53 KiB) Viewed 88 times
Bank of Ireland 20 Pounds Specimen 2nd October 2017 Francesca McDonagh.jpg
Bank of Ireland 20 Pounds Specimen 2nd October 2017 Francesca McDonagh.jpg (44.05 KiB) Viewed 88 times

User avatar
Mac
Taoiseach • Admin
Taoiseach • Admin
Posts: 1187
Joined: 23 Jan 2015 15:05

Re: New Polymer Notes for Northern Ireland

Post by Mac »

A nice addition to the series, still with some original elements from the 1815 designs present!

Post Reply