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Rialls Bank, Clonmell 1802-1820

Posted: 04 Dec 2017 22:04
by ThePloughman
William Riall, Charles Riall, Arthur Riall. Final partnership (1802-1820).
This bank appears to have been one of the most successful of the Irish private banks, a family business spanning several generations which was operating for about 100 years. The bank failed in 1820.

Here are two notes from the final partnership of the Clonmell Bank, illustrating two different expressions of the same denomination, namely One Pound Ten shillings (1810) and Thirty Shillings (1818 not sure of the final digit here).

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Re: Rialls Bank, Clonmell 1802-1820

Posted: 10 Feb 2018 18:04
by ThePloughman
Here's a 2 Guinea note from the bank.

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Re: Rialls Bank, Clonmell 1802-1820

Posted: 28 Dec 2019 12:41
by DOC
Here is an unissued 6 shillings ‘Silver Note’ from the bank of William Riall & Co. Clonmel. The year is given as 17__ so the note probably dates from the late 1700’s most likely 1799. The old spelling of Clonmel as ‘Clonmell’ is noteworthy.

Re: Rialls Bank, Clonmell 1802-1820

Posted: 19 Jan 2020 11:01
by DOC
Here is a Half Guinea note issued by William Riall & Co., Clonmel, in 1805. This is a rare denomination seldom issued by any of the Irish Private Banks.

Re: Rialls Bank, Clonmell 1802-1820

Posted: 02 Feb 2020 10:50
by DOC
Here is a £1 note issued by William Riall & Co. in 1819. An interesting feature is the presence of the letters ‘WC&AR’ in the panel below the coat of arms. This refers to the initials of the partners William, Charles & Arthur Riall.

Re: Rialls Bank, Clonmell 1802-1820

Posted: 15 Mar 2020 20:47
by DOC
Here is an example of a 1 Guinea note issued by William Riall & Co, Clonmel Bank, in 1808.

Re: Rialls Bank, Clonmell 1802-1820

Posted: 16 Mar 2020 08:12
by Mac
The spelling of Clonmel alternates between 'Clonmell' and 'Clonmel' on the above notes, showing a bit of inconsistency!

Re: Rialls Bank, Clonmell 1802-1820

Posted: 04 Apr 2020 11:21
by DOC
Here is a 25 shillings note issued by William Riall & Co. and again with the unusual spelling of Clonmel. :) The year of issue appears to be 1818.

Re: Rialls Bank, Clonmell 1802-1820

Posted: 18 Apr 2020 19:03
by DOC
Here is a forged example of a Riall’s Bank 3 Guinea Post Bill dated 24th March 1804. Although a forgery, it is probably a faithful copy of a genuine post bill and as such provides an insight into the designs of notes where genuine examples are not known. The forged signature of Arthur Riall is not a bad effort as can be seen by comparison with a genuine example of his signature.

Re: Rialls Bank, Clonmell 1802-1820

Posted: 18 Apr 2020 20:37
by Mac
It is quite a good forgery. The forged signature is a careful copy of the original.

Re: Rialls Bank, Clonmell 1802-1820

Posted: 09 May 2020 11:36
by DOC
Here is an example of a £5 note issued by William Riall & Co. in 1808. This is the highest denomination that I have seen for this bank although Paper Money of Ireland reports a 5 Guinea note.