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Re: Bank of Ireland 1929–continuing

Posted: 25 Apr 2020 20:02
by Mac
7 notes in the very low grade sellotaped group, that's more than I thought.
These are entry level space filler examples of the note, worth little over face value, imho.

Re: Bank of Ireland 1929–continuing

Posted: 01 May 2020 17:29
by DOC
Yes, given that better examples of the 1929 £20 are available, I would not be inclined to pay too much for these entry level space fillers. That being said, always nice to get an example of a rare note at a cheap price !

Re: Bank of Ireland 1929–continuing

Posted: 03 May 2020 12:17
by DOC
Three dates are known for McGinn £10 notes, 1st July 1995, 1st July 1998 and 5th September 2000. Standard issue, replacement and specimen notes are available to collectors. An example of the first date is shown, front and reverse. Replacement notes appear to be scarce; an example is attached.

Re: Bank of Ireland 1929–continuing

Posted: 31 May 2020 20:56
by DOC
Four dates are known for McGinn £20 notes, 1st July 1995, 1st July 1997, 1st January 1999 and 5th September 2000. An interesting feature is the occurrence of two design variants for this denomination. Additional security features were added for the 1999 and 2000 dates which now include a metallic security strip and a larger gold security panel, top right. The two design variants are attached.

Standard issue, replacement and specimen notes are available to collectors. Replacement notes appear to be scarce and are seldom offered for sale.

Re: Bank of Ireland 1929–continuing

Posted: 31 May 2020 21:46
by Mac
I would think of these as two different Types, as the serial numbers were reset and changed from a single letter to two letters, in addition to the design alterations.

Re: Bank of Ireland 1929–continuing

Posted: 01 Jun 2020 20:40
by DOC
A curious feature is that the altered design appears to have started at prefix W. However, given the significant difference in design features, I think you are correct to consider the two designs as different types. More to cover for the collector of these notes !

Re: Bank of Ireland 1929–continuing

Posted: 03 Jun 2020 21:05
by Mac
If it started at W, then they may have finished out the prefix, with X also being used, and possibly Y, then starting at AA?

Re: Bank of Ireland 1929–continuing

Posted: 07 Jun 2020 11:11
by DOC
Yes, the sequence proceeded as you suggest: W, X, Y, AA ...
Z was not used for general issue as it is the prefix letter for replacement notes.
An example of a specimen note with prefix W is attached.

Re: Bank of Ireland 1929–continuing

Posted: 21 Jun 2020 11:03
by DOC
The Bank of Ireland introduced its first Northern Ireland issued £50 notes in 1995. One date is known, 1st July 1995, with signature G.McGinn. Standard issue and specimen notes are known but replacement notes have not been observed to date. The standard issue note, front and reverse, is shown.

Re: Bank of Ireland 1929–continuing

Posted: 05 Jul 2020 11:50
by DOC
One date was issued for £100 notes with the McGinn signature, namely, 1st July 1995. Standard issue, specimen and replacement notes are known. The standard issue note, front and reverse, is shown along with an example of a scarce replacement note.

Re: Bank of Ireland 1929–continuing

Posted: 08 Jul 2020 06:58
by Vellakare
Effectively the 4th Version of the Northern Ireland Series 20 Pound.

https://www.bankofirelanduk.com/about/m ... r-20-note/

Re: Bank of Ireland 1929–continuing

Posted: 09 Jul 2020 19:26
by DOC
Nice find !
Ulster Bank show cased its £20 polymer note some time ago but it seems that it has yet to be released into circulation.
The Bank of Ireland looks set to be first joint stock bank to release a £20 polymer note into circulation in Northern Ireland.

Correction: Bank of Ireland and Danske Bank issued the new £20 polymer notes on the same day, July 20th.

Re: Bank of Ireland 1929–continuing

Posted: 11 Jul 2020 13:17
by Mac
That BoI £20 is quite a nice note—I like the green.

Re: Bank of Ireland 1929–continuing

Posted: 29 Aug 2020 11:18
by DOC
The last Queen’s University Belfast notes issued between 2003 and 2007 are unusual in that different signatories and titles were used on some of the denominations. This is the first time since the 1880’s that more than one signature was used concurrently. Table 1 summarises the signatures and titles used on the different denominations.

The front and back of a £5 note with signature M.D. Soden is attached.

Re: Bank of Ireland 1929–continuing

Posted: 29 Aug 2020 21:03
by Jenny007
I picked up this relative better grade £20 note sometime ago. Curious if anyone know what the stamp on the back may be and was this common?

Re: Bank of Ireland 1929–continuing

Posted: 30 Aug 2020 14:43
by DOC
Nice to obtain a decent fully intact example of this rare note. As mentioned earlier in this string, there are a number of examples of this note in very low grade with pieces missing.

Yes, the bank stamp is interesting and indicates that the note passed through the Bellaghy Branch (Londonderry) in 1946. This suggests that these notes circulated for many years after the initial 1929 issue date.

Re: Bank of Ireland 1929–continuing

Posted: 31 Aug 2020 02:30
by ThePloughman
That Twenty might be low grade, but it is a nice original piece. I figure authentic bank stamps are not graffiti, they can tell their own story.

Re: Bank of Ireland 1929–continuing

Posted: 12 Sep 2020 18:19
by DOC
Specimen and replacement notes are known for £5 notes bearing the M.D. Soden signature. Examples attached.

Re: Bank of Ireland 1929–continuing

Posted: 19 Sep 2020 09:37
by DOC
One date is known for £10 notes with the McGowan signature, 1st May 2005. Standard issue, specimen and replacement notes are available to collectors. Examples of the standard issue and replacement notes are attached.

Re: Bank of Ireland 1929–continuing

Posted: 22 Sep 2020 13:05
by Mac
Here is another decent lower grade note, up in the next dnw auction:

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