Northern Banking Company Notes Pre-1929

Banknotes issued by Joint Stock Banks prior to 1929
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Northern Banking Company Notes Pre-1929

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Here is an interesting pair of multi-branch £1 notes issued by the Northern Banking Company in 1916. It shows the transition from a variety with red serial numbers to black serial numbers.
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Re: Northern Banking Company Notes Pre-1929

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That's an interesting pair of notes, splitting the prefix across two varieties.
I shall add those to the Northern Bank page on the main web site.

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Re: Northern Banking Company Notes Pre-1929

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It is not certain which Irish Joint Stock Bank was the first to introduce multi-branch notes. However, it seems likely that it was one of the Belfast based banks in the early 1850’s. There are no early surviving notes from this period for the Belfast Banking Company but two issued notes are known for the Ulster Banking Company dated 1st July 1852. A Northern Banking Company specimen is known with just 12 branches and a date of October 1st 1851 penciled in the bottom margin (see attached).

Based on these observations, the Northern Banking Company may have been the first bank to issue multi-branch notes in Ireland.
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