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Bank of Limerick. Maunsell, George & Co. 1815-1820

Posted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:31 pm
by ThePloughman
George Maunsell, John Kennedy, Robert Hedges Maunsell

This bank produced a range of denominations. One of my favourite note designs. The notes are relatively common, and a lot of unissued remainder notes are around. Here’s two for starters. The 1 guinea & half is an interesting small note denomination.

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Maunsel’s Bank Limerick 1 Guinea & Half

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Maunsel’s Bank Limerick 30 Shillings

Re: Bank of Limerick. Maunsell, George & Co. 1815-1820

Posted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:28 pm
by DOC
The Maunsell Bank of Limerick notes are interesting as they are an early example of printing on both sides of the note. I attach the reverse of an 1819 1 Guinea note.

Re: Bank of Limerick. Maunsell, George & Co. 1815-1820

Posted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:40 pm
by ThePloughman
Bank of Limerick £3, £10 unissued notes and a 25 Shilling note dated sometime in October 1819, can't make out the day.

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Re: Bank of Limerick. Maunsell, George & Co. 1815-1820

Posted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:49 pm
by ThePloughman
An issued 30 Shilling note from 1816, and a £5 note with the reverse design showing thru.

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This bank issued a good range of denomoinations, with a good solid design and printed on the reverse too.

Re: Bank of Limerick. Maunsell, George & Co. 1815-1820

Posted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:46 pm
by ThePloughman
An issued Bank of Limerick 3 Pounder. 14 Dec 1819.

Re: Bank of Limerick. Maunsell, George & Co. 1815-1820

Posted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:47 am
by DOC
I have seen two varieties of Maunsell notes, one with opening hours, the other without. The opening hours in those days were from 10 till two with Friday as a Bank Holiday :). I attach an example of a 1 & Half Guinea note dated 24th August 1816 with opening hours.

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Re: Bank of Limerick. Maunsell, George & Co. 1815-1820

Posted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:12 pm
by Mac
I never noticed that on the notes!
Very helpful for the customers.

Re: Bank of Limerick. Maunsell, George & Co. 1815-1820

Posted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:52 pm
by DOC
This Bank also issued £1 notes. Here is an early example dated 14th Dec.1815 with opening hours. The grade is low but it is the only example of this type that I have seen.

Re: Bank of Limerick. Maunsell, George & Co. 1815-1820

Posted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:57 pm
by DOC
Here is a £1 note of the more commonly seen type without opening hours, dated 18th September 1819.

Re: Bank of Limerick. Maunsell, George & Co. 1815-1820

Posted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 11:20 pm
by DOC
Interesting to see that Paper Money of Ireland describes two types for the Bank of Limerick, Maunsell notes but in a different way. The authors have identified a type with the following promissory statement: 'Promise to Pay the Bearer on Demand in Bank of Ireland Paper'. This type corresponds with the type having opening hours.

The second type without opening hours has a different promissory statement as follows 'Promise to Pay to J.Cash or Bearer on Demand'.

The two types for the 1 Guinea notes are attached.

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Re: Bank of Limerick. Maunsell, George & Co. 1815-1820

Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:29 pm
by Mac
Interesting indeed! I would guess that the second Type copies the Bank of Ireland notes of the era to promice to pay a named person or bearer on demand, whilst at the same time weakening the 'promice' by removing the obligation to pay in 'Bank of Ireland paper'.

Re: Bank of Limerick. Maunsell, George & Co. 1815-1820

Posted: Sat Apr 21, 2018 2:36 pm
by DOC
Here is an early type 25 Shillings note from this bank with promise to pay in 'Bank of Ireland Paper'.

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