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Roche's Cork Bank

Posted: 16 Dec 2016 01:48
by ThePloughman
Roche's Bank note 1 pound and 5 shillings from 1817.

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Re: Roche's Cork Bank note

Posted: 18 Dec 2016 20:46
by DOC
The notes of this Bank are attractively designed. Here is an unissued 1.5 Guinea note from the early 1800's.

Re: Roche's Cork Bank note

Posted: 19 Dec 2016 02:40
by ThePloughman
That is a nice note, and in good grade too.
Another wierd denomination. I guess usage determined what denominations were printed.

Re: Roche's Cork Bank note

Posted: 23 Jun 2017 16:24
by David Peters1954
I have a Cork Bank £1 note from 1834 (Leslie's) any idea of value or rarity ?

Re: Roche's Cork Bank note

Posted: 23 Jun 2017 22:44
by Mac
Post a picture of it, and we'll see.

Re: Roche's Cork Bank note

Posted: 04 Jul 2017 01:29
by ThePloughman
Kind of odd they'd change the design so completely. Maybe they had problems with forgeries.
Two nicely designed notes tho.

Re: Roche's Cork Bank note

Posted: 03 Dec 2017 00:24
by ThePloughman
Cork Bank One Guinea note.

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Re: Roche's Cork Bank

Posted: 28 Apr 2018 14:56
by ThePloughman
A Cork Bank 30 Shillings from 1820.

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Re: Roche's Cork Bank

Posted: 29 Apr 2018 20:28
by DOC
Here is a £1 dated 1st Feb.1818.

Re: Roche's Cork Bank

Posted: 02 May 2018 17:08
by ThePloughman
I found a pic of an issued 1 Guinea and half note, I think the date on it is 1814.

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Re: Roche's Cork Bank

Posted: 04 May 2018 20:37
by DOC
Here is a 9 Shillings note dated 1800 from this partnership. A nice design with the the partners initials top left and bottom left.

Re: Roche's Cork Bank

Posted: 12 Oct 2018 21:19
by DOC
Here is a scarce issued example of a 3 Guineas note from this partnership, dated 1st Dec.1818.

Re: Roche's Cork Bank

Posted: 13 Oct 2018 18:00
by Mac
that's a very attractive banknote, and another odd denomination — 3 Guineas!

Re: Roche's Cork Bank

Posted: 14 Oct 2018 00:00
by ThePloughman
The viginette on the two bills above are quite different from the others posted.
I guess that shows 3 basic designs for the bank.

Re: Roche's Cork Bank

Posted: 14 Oct 2018 20:50
by DOC
Well spotted. It looks like that are 3 basic designs for the vignettes. The fortresses and ship appears to be missing from the right side of the 1 Guinea notes. However, I do not have a detailed enough scan of a 1 Guinea note to prove this beyond doubt. If anyone has an example of this note, it would be interesting to see the detail of the vignette.

Re: Roche's Cork Bank

Posted: 28 Dec 2018 11:14
by DOC
Here is a 4 Guinea issued note, dated 24th July 1818 and signed by lead partner, Stephen Roche. This is the highest denomination that I have seen for this bank.

Re: Roche's Cork Bank

Posted: 29 Dec 2018 03:52
by ThePloughman
Nice denomination. I've not seen one before. Supposed to be a £5 note also.

Re: Roche's Cork Bank

Posted: 30 Dec 2018 11:24
by DOC
Yes, PMI mentions a £5 note, so someone may be able to provide a picture :). It seems likely that a 5 Guinea denomination would also have been issued.

Re: Roche's Cork Bank

Posted: 21 Jul 2019 10:20
by DOC
Two design variants have been observed for the 30 Shillings notes of Roche’s Bank, examples attached. The promissory statement for the earlier date promises to pay the Bearer in Bank of Ireland Paper while reference to Bank of Ireland Paper is dropped for the later date. Examples of the two variants can be seen also in earlier postings for the 1½ Gn’s notes.

Re: Roche's Cork Bank

Posted: 22 Jul 2019 00:37
by Mac
Perhaps as they printed more notes, it became necessary to drop the promise to pay in Bank of Ireland notes in case they didn't have enough to go around!