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Galway Bank • 1802–1813

Banknotes issued by Irish Private Banks ca1700–ca1833
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Galway Bank • 1802–1813

Post#1 » Thu Oct 13, 2016 11:13 pm

Galway Bank was rather short lived.

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Galway Bank One Guinea 1813.
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Re: Galway Bank • 1802–1813

Post#2 » Tue Nov 08, 2016 10:27 pm

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Galway Bank 25 Shillings 1813.



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Re: Galway Bank • 1802–1813

Post#3 » Thu Nov 10, 2016 11:23 pm

An unissued 30 Shillings note from this partnership.

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Re: Galway Bank • 1802–1813

Post#4 » Mon Nov 14, 2016 8:34 pm

A second type of 30 Shilling note from this partnership. Although marked as a forgery, this example is probably faithful to the original design.

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Re: Galway Bank • 1802–1813

Post#5 » Mon Nov 21, 2016 2:10 pm

Are there any pictures of £3 or £5 notes for this bank?



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Re: Galway Bank • 1802–1813

Post#6 » Sun Dec 18, 2016 8:34 pm

I have not seen a £3 or £5 note from this bank, although 3 Guinea Post Bills are known. Example attached.

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Re: Galway Bank • 1802–1813

Post#7 » Mon Dec 19, 2016 2:37 am

3 guineas is kind of a wierd denomination for a banknote.
Dont think I've seen one before.



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Re: Galway Bank • 1802–1813

Post#8 » Tue Jan 17, 2017 6:45 pm

Denominations tended to exist for certain transaction types, I expect.



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Re: Galway Bank • 1802–1813

Post#9 » Fri May 05, 2017 9:04 pm

Here is a Galway Bank note from a different partnership, Walter Joyce and Mark Lynch. Another unusual denomination.
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Re: Galway Bank • 1802–1813

Post#10 » Thu May 11, 2017 12:56 am

6 shillings is odd, I dont remember seeing this for another bank. I guess the denominations printed by the banks were what was needed at the time by commerce.



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Re: Galway Bank • 1802–1813

Post#11 » Sat May 20, 2017 9:37 pm

Lower value notes were intended to compensate for the chronic shortage of coinage which resulted from the Napoleonic Wars. According to PMI, 'silver notes' were defined in an Act of 1799 as notes for 9 shillings, 6 shillings and 3 shillings 9 and half pence. The last one equates to 1/6th of a British Guinea. The non-equivalence of the Irish and British pounds lead to odd denominations in Irish currency.



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Re: Galway Bank • 1802–1813

Post#12 » Sun May 21, 2017 2:22 am

DOC wrote:The non-equivalence of the Irish and British pounds lead to odd denominations in Irish currency.

This adds a bit of extra interest to the bank notes of the time too.



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