Hand-set One Million Notes

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Hand-set One Million Notes

Post by Mac » 06 Feb 2015 16:00

Bank of England 1000000 serial number. £1 note. O'Brien signature, 1950s.
I believe these were hand set serial numbers.

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Post by Mac » 26 Apr 2015 15:47

A Lavery 'Terminator' one million note.

Central Bank of Ireland Ten Pounds 1976, Whitaker, Murray signatures.
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A Lavery 'Terminator' 100000 note.
Early prefixes went up to 099999 with 100000 hand-set on the note. Later notes had the serial numbers extended to 1000000 per prefix. Ploughman 100000 notes were not hand-set.

Central Bank of Ireland Ten Pounds 1952, Brennan, McElligott signatures.
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Post by Mac » 02 May 2015 01:39

Bank of England 1000000 serial number. 10 Shilling note. O'Brien signature, 1955. this one is paired with the preceding Z31Y 999999 note. A nice pair.

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Post by Mac » 01 Jun 2015 00:55

Here's an English Treasury note, number 000001 which turned up on ebay back around 2004. This note is the third design.
The Treasury note issue was created in 1914 to replace gold coin in circulation as a response to a shortage of the coinage due to hoarding following the outbreak of world War 1.


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Treasury Note. One Pound, 1919. Signed N. F. Warren Fisher.

Here's what the British Museum website has to say about Treasury Notes.
The First World War (1914-18) placed great demands on Britain's gold supply: the Government needed gold to meet the costs of the war, and the public tended to hoard gold as private security in this time of uncertainty. This depleted the circulation of gold sovereigns and half sovereigns (coins worth one pound and ten shillings, respectively). To supplement the scarce coinage, the British Treasury began to issue paper notes for these amounts.
The first pound notes were issued on 7 August 1914, only three days after war was declared. Because they were produced in a such a hurry, the printing and design were very simple, and a more elegant note was issued in October 1914.
Later issues carried more elaborate designs, printed in colour with larger, patriotic images of St George and the Dragon and Britannia.
Treasury notes continued to be produced until 1928, when the Bank of England took over responsibility for issuing the one pound and ten shilling notes.

British Museum page is at the following address, which cannot be linked to, as it contains a £ symbol which breaks the link.
EDIT: Link removed—they moved or deleted the page. Museums which do that are very annoying!

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Post by Mac » 28 May 2019 19:36

Scotland's Clydesdale Bank's new plastic note issue also employs One million notes.

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FB/1 1000000 Clydesdale Bank £5, 2015.

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Post by Mac » 28 May 2019 19:42

A States of Guernsey £10 note issued in the 1980s, number C 1000000.

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Post by Mac » 28 May 2019 20:07

Northern Ireland, Bank of Ireland £20 note number BV 1000000, issued in 2008.

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Post by DOC » 01 Jun 2019 11:13

I have seen one B Series Irish note numbered 999999 but no 1 million notes. Do you know if they ever printed notes with the 1 million serial number?
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Re: Hand-set One Million Notes

Post by Mac » 01 Jun 2019 17:13

B Series and C Series 1000000 note slots were always taken by a replacement note.

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