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New Polymer Notes for Northern Ireland

Posted: 06 Nov 2018 21:11
by DOC
It has just been announced that Bank of Ireland and Danske Bank will introduce polymer notes in Northern Ireland in the near future. Bank of Ireland plan to issue £5 and £10 notes in 2019 and a £20 note in 2020 while Danske Bank will issue a £10 note in 2019. Specimen images of the Bank of Ireland £5 and Danske £10 notes are attached.

Re: New Polymer Notes for Northern Ireland

Posted: 07 Nov 2018 08:32
by Vellakare
I was expecting them to change at some point in time. That basically leaves First Trust as the odd one out with a Banknote design thats essentially unchanged since 1979.

Re: New Polymer Notes for Northern Ireland

Posted: 07 Nov 2018 14:47
by Mac
Here is an image of the new Ulster Bank polymer notes.
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Re: New Polymer Notes for Northern Ireland

Posted: 07 Nov 2018 20:10
by DOC
I like the design of those Ulster Bank notes and in vertical format too. It will be interesting to see if the First Trust Bank follows the trend. I just spotted an image of the new Bank of Ireland £10 to add to the line up.

Re: New Polymer Notes for Northern Ireland

Posted: 13 Nov 2018 20:20
by DOC
Here are images of the reverse of the Bank of Ireland £5 and the Danske £10 polymer notes.

Re: New Polymer Notes for Northern Ireland

Posted: 14 Nov 2018 10:41
by Mac
Both banks have essentially retained the reverse design in use on their current issues.

Re: New Polymer Notes for Northern Ireland

Posted: 24 Feb 2019 00:05
by gaelicyoda
Not a collector of Northern Irish notes myself, but I came across this minute-or-so long video from Ulster Bank that folks here might find interesting. It gives a quick history of their banknotes from 1836 to present day:


Re: New Polymer Notes for Northern Ireland

Posted: 24 Feb 2019 19:47
by DOC
Very interesting, thanks for sharing. Nice to see a bank committed to maintaining its long tradition of note issue. I am looking forward to seeing those attractive new polymer notes :)

Re: New Polymer Notes for Northern Ireland

Posted: 27 Feb 2019 22:39
by DOC
Today was a significant one for banknote issue in Northern Ireland, with 5 note designs issued by three different banks. The Ulster Bank and Bank of Ireland issued £5 and £10 notes while Danske issued a £10 note.

http://www.irishnews.com/business/2019/ ... --1561007/

Re: New Polymer Notes for Northern Ireland

Posted: 28 Feb 2019 02:01
by ThePloughman
Need pictures of the new notes.
Reaches for google

Re: New Polymer Notes for Northern Ireland

Posted: 01 Mar 2019 19:34
by DOC
Scans of the 5 new note designs in specimen form are shown in earlier postings. Interesting to see that the signature on the new issued Ulster Bank £5 and £10 notes differs from the original specimens dated 2nd June 2017 which were signed by J.Brown. The new notes dated 12th April 2018, have the signature of Ross McEwan. Images of the £10 front and back are attached.

Re: New Polymer Notes for Northern Ireland

Posted: 02 Mar 2019 08:17
by Vellakare
Oh my - they've resurrected the Ploughman!

Re: New Polymer Notes for Northern Ireland

Posted: 03 Mar 2019 22:20
by DOC
Yes, a blast from the past, 1929 revisited !

The final design differs in a number of subtle ways from the original specimen.

Re: New Polymer Notes for Northern Ireland

Posted: 06 Mar 2019 21:26
by DOC
Replacement notes, prefix ZZ, have been observed for the Bank of Ireland £5 and £10 notes.

Re: New Polymer Notes for Northern Ireland

Posted: 07 Mar 2019 11:48
by Mac
Here is a replacement £5 note. I would guess that the prefix continues from the previous series.

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Re: New Polymer Notes for Northern Ireland

Posted: 08 Mar 2019 17:17
by Mac
... and here's a £10 replacement note with ZZ prefix.
bank-of-ireland-10-pounds-polymer-zz-replacement-note.jpg
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It is interesting that both notes bear a date back in 2017, nearly two years prior to their issue.

Re: New Polymer Notes for Northern Ireland

Posted: 14 Mar 2019 19:41
by DOC
Just spotted a Danske Bank £10 replacement polymer note, image attached. Interesting to see that the prefix is ZZ rather than YY used in the previous series.

Re: New Polymer Notes for Northern Ireland

Posted: 07 Apr 2019 10:17
by DOC
It is now more than a month since the launch of the new polymer notes in Northern Ireland. It is curious that replacement notes have been seen for the Bank of Ireland £5 and £10 notes and the Danske Bank £10 but not for the Ulster Bank £5 or £10 ?

Re: New Polymer Notes for Northern Ireland

Posted: 07 Apr 2019 11:00
by Mac
Perhaps the printing of the Ulster notes went exceptionally well! Or maybe they might have sropped using a marked replacement note system.

Re: New Polymer Notes for Northern Ireland

Posted: 05 May 2019 10:22
by DOC
Yes, reliable sources confirm that Ulster Bank is not using a marked replacement note system for their polymer notes. We should not expect to find any with ZZ prefix.