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Re: New Polymer Notes for Northern Ireland

Posted: 09 May 2019 17:52
by ThePloughman
DOC wrote:
05 May 2019 10:22
We should not expect to find any with ZZ prefix.
Less to collect there then.

Re: New Polymer Notes for Northern Ireland

Posted: 30 Jun 2019 10:49
by DOC
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/

Re: New Polymer Notes for Northern Ireland

Posted: 17 Aug 2019 16:34
by DOC
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.

Re: New Polymer Notes for Northern Ireland

Posted: 17 Aug 2019 22:03
by Mac
Less to collect there then!

Re: New Polymer Notes for Northern Ireland

Posted: 21 Sep 2019 10:47
by DOC
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.

Re: New Polymer Notes for Northern Ireland

Posted: 25 Sep 2019 19:23
by Mac
There are presumably a million AA prefix notes waiting to be issued then!

Re: New Polymer Notes for Northern Ireland

Posted: 05 Oct 2019 15:07
by DOC
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

Re: New Polymer Notes for Northern Ireland

Posted: 08 Oct 2019 22:54
by Mac
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.

Re: New Polymer Notes for Northern Ireland

Posted: 18 Dec 2019 20:05
by DOC
Here is a nice scan of the standard issue Danske £10 polymer note. More than 9 months after the initial launch, the AA prefix notes have yet to appear.

Re: New Polymer Notes for Northern Ireland

Posted: 19 Jan 2020 10:56
by DOC
Here is a nice scan of the standard issue Ulster Bank £5 polymer note bearing the date 12th April 2018 and signature of Ross McEwan. The original specimen of the £5 polymer note dated 2nd June 2017 has a different signature, J.Brown. There are also some minor design differences such as the absence of the £ sign in the denomination description of the specimen, lower left.

Re: New Polymer Notes for Northern Ireland

Posted: 22 Jan 2020 16:56
by Mac
New issues are always good for collectors - little design amendments creep in to create new varieties!

Re: New Polymer Notes for Northern Ireland

Posted: 15 Feb 2020 15:44
by DOC
Here is a later example of an Ulster Bank £5 specimen polymer note with the signature of Ross McEwan. The design is similar to that of the standard issue note of the same date and differs from that of the original J.Brown specimen.

Re: New Polymer Notes for Northern Ireland

Posted: 15 Mar 2020 20:42
by DOC
The AA prefix Danske Bank £10 notes have finally been released. It is interesting to see that the first examples have high serial numbers.

Re: New Polymer Notes for Northern Ireland

Posted: 16 Mar 2020 08:06
by Mac
DOC wrote:
15 Mar 2020 20:42
It is interesting to see that the first examples have high serial numbers.
They are taking them from the top of the bales!

Re: New Polymer Notes for Northern Ireland

Posted: 17 Mar 2020 13:16
by DOC
That makes perfect sense ;)