Cork Bank. Leslie's 1825

Banknotes issued by Irish Private Banks ca1700–ca1833
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Cork Bank. Leslie's 1825

Post by Mac » 14 Oct 2018 22:38

Another Cork Bank partnership.
Two very similar yet completely different designs for 25 Shilling notes which are close together in date of issue.

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Cork Bank 25 Shillings 25th July 1825

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Cork Bank One Pound 25 Shillings 1st Dec1825

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Re: Cork Bank. Leslie's 1825

Post by DOC » 16 Oct 2018 23:32

Interesting to see two notes so close in date with different designs. The motivation for the design change probably relates to the abolition of the Irish currency under the Assimilation of Currencies Act, 1825. Barrow's Book 'The Emergence of the Irish Banking System' states: Notes and post bills were always denominated in Irish currency until just before the assimilation. The word 'sterling', commonly added after the amount, did not indicate British currency but seems to have been no more than a promise of sound value. When British currency was intended, as in bills or promissory notes payable in London, the words 'British sterling' were used. The note dated 1st Dec.1825 above is in British Sterling while the 25th July 1825 note is just in sterling.

This partnership also produced an earlier example of a 25 shillings note with another completely different design (see attached) !
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Cork Bank Charles Leslie & Co. 25 Shillings 18th March 1823.jpg
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