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Fake Euro Notes

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It pays to be vigilant and check your change. It seems that Movie Prop euro notes have been spotted in circulation. Something to watch out for :!:

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Those fakes are surprisingly good, a wonder the Euro Central Bank allows them to be made.

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I haven't spotted one in change yet ! Welcome to the Forum :)

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Not quite intended to be fake notes, however the color coding of these shopping vouchers at Shannon airport bear a striking resemblance to the series b notes from 1-20. Must take them with me the next time I’m flying through Shannon... lol
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Attractive designs. I have not seen these before. Do you know when they were issued?

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1994/1995 I believe. Looks like it was developed for French travelers to Ireland... time to dust off the Leaving Cert French books to translate
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These are really well printed. Is that Yeats on the 10 Pound bill?

Is it possible to see a close up of the writing on one of them?
And do you have a pic of the other side?

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Yes.. Yeats on the cover. The back and front are the same.. I attached a closer photo of the note
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Oh nice! These are interesting. I have not seen one before.

There were other local town token issues being produced around that time too, I have a scan somewhere, of a 'Roma' note, from the late 1980s if I recall correctly.

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The RO•MA was produced in 1999 (I was a bit out on the date there). It was a local currency sponsored by local businesses, which was issued in Boyle, Co Roscommon. The name came from ROscommon-MAyo.

Here is the RTE report on it at the time: The Mayo town of Ballyhaunis issues its own legal tender the ROMA

I don't know what other denominations were produced, the 1 RoRo note is the only one I have ever seen.

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Mac,

I never knew of the existence of a Ro-Ma note(s) issue, though I'm just down the road in Galway. How many were issued and how were they redeemable?

I did hear of a Yellowbelly/Yellabelly note being issued down in Wexford around the time of the 1798 commemorations but was never able to get any traction in getting an example either :-(.

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The RTE report is all that I know about them. Looks like £1 notes only, and they were backed by various businesses. The above example is the only one I have seen.

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