Bank of Ireland Enamel Pin Badge featuring a One Pound note 1878

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Bank of Ireland Enamel Pin Badge featuring a One Pound note 1878

Post by Mac » 10 Feb 2015 18:23

Here is a pic of a Bank of Ireland Dublin enamel badge featuring a £1 note from 1878, probably made then or shortly thereafter.
I've been looking for one of these for a long time, and have missed several of them. I live in hope!

Anyway, I have no idea as to what the background to the badge is—some kind of promotional event perhaps?

Bank of Ireland badge featuring £1 note 1878
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Post by Mac » 24 Jun 2015 19:23

Here is another example of one of the badges.
This one is in very nice grade. EF/AU

The design on the badges is very sharp, and all the branches of the bank can be read quite clearly. This is high quality work. I am doing a bit of research into these.

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Re: Bank of Ireland Enamel Pin Badge featuring a One Pound note 1878

Post by Mac » 24 Jun 2015 19:26

And another low grade badge. (Not a very good picture either).

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I've seen two different types of badge to date, differing in the design of the fastner on the reverse.

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Re: Bank of Ireland Enamel Pin Badge featuring a One Pound note 1878

Post by Mac » 24 Jun 2015 19:30

Here's a picture of one of the notes that the badge is based on.

Bank of Ireland One Pound 1878.
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Re: Bank of Ireland Enamel Pin Badge featuring a One Pound note 1878

Post by Mac » 24 Jun 2015 19:37

I have seen a fourth Bank of Ireland £1 note badge also. No pic yet.

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Re: Bank of Ireland Enamel Pin Badge featuring a One Pound note 1878

Post by Mac » 13 Aug 2015 17:55

Here is a similar badge, of an English note of 1877.
Perhaps someone was just manufacturing banknote badges for general use, and that they have nothing to do with the banks in question.
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Enamel badge of a Bank of England 10 Pound note 1877.

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Re: Bank of Ireland Enamel Pin Badge featuring a One Pound note 1878

Post by Mac » 27 Oct 2015 18:34

Here is another type of pin badge, featuring a Bank of England £10 note dated 1879, but mounted on a long pin.
This is the first badge I have seen with a long pin rather than a short fastener.

The note does have a serial number, but it is obscured beneath the text.

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Bank of England £10 1879 pin badge.

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Re: Bank of Ireland Enamel Pin Badge featuring a One Pound note 1878

Post by Mac » 29 Oct 2015 15:41

And here's a Scottish Pound badge!
The picture on these is beginning to fill in.

I've been keeping my eye out for a Scottish note for a while—I kind of expected one to turn up sooner or later.
I can't see which bank it is, I'll have to do a little background searching to match the note design.

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Bank of Scotland £1 1879.

EDIT: After having a trawl through the web, it might be a note of the National Bank of Scotland, as that bank had its headquarters in Edinburgh, and used a Lion and Unicorn on its notes. Can't find a similar actual note though. I like a good mystery :)

EDIT 10.12.16: Found one!
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Post by Mac » 31 Oct 2015 17:23

Another new find.
This one is a £20 note from 1877. I wonder how high they went in denomination.

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Bank of England £20 1877 enamel pin badge.

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Re: Bank of Ireland Enamel Pin Badge featuring a One Pound note 1878

Post by Mac » 18 Nov 2015 21:24

The plot expands with these!
I just spotted an enamel badge of a French 100 Francs note from ca1875.

Here's a pic, along with an image of an actual note from the same era.

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France 100 Francs 1875 enamel badge.


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France 100 Francs 1875 banknote.


The count for the Bank of Ireland badge now stands at 5.

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Re: Bank of Ireland Enamel Pin Badge featuring a One Pound note 1878

Post by Mac » 14 Dec 2015 13:31

A wikimedia page on these badges has appeared recently. It expands on the background of the badges somewhat.

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Re: Bank of Ireland Enamel Pin Badge featuring a One Pound note 1878

Post by Mac » 01 Feb 2016 10:03

Found another Scottish banknote brooch. This one is in quite good grade.

National Bank of Scotland One Pound 1879.
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National Bank of Scotland £1 1879 pin

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Re: Bank of Ireland Enamel Pin Badge featuring a One Pound note 1878

Post by colin81 » 21 May 2016 21:10

http://img.auctiva.com/imgdata/2/4/5/5/ ... 1544_o.jpg
Having read the article in the June edition of Coin News which asked for info on these enamel badges my one of a National Bank of Scotland £1 note has MADE IN FRANCE stamped on the back removing all doubt about their country of manufacture.


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Re: Bank of Ireland Enamel Pin Badge featuring a One Pound note 1878

Post by Mac » 22 May 2016 21:55

That's very interesting, as the other National Bank of Scotland badges I have seen have no such imprint!

Could you post an image of the front of the badge also please.


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