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Contemporary forgeries: Provincial Bank of Ireland Thirty Shillings 1832

Posted: Fri Jan 30, 2015 11:18 am
by Mac
This is probably the most well-known early forgery, with several notes recorded so far:

Provincial Bank of Ireland Thirty Shillings 1832, No. 24542. (A so-called radar note) Watch out for these.
One of these has actually been graded as a genuine note and encased in a plastic holder—I'll post the scan of that when I come across it again.

More early forgeries to come.
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Provincial Bank of Ireland 30 Shillings forgery.

Provincial Bank 30 shillings forgery

Posted: Fri Jan 30, 2015 5:24 pm
by Mac
Here's the graded note.

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Provincial Bank of Ireland Thirty Shillings forgery Number 24542.

Apparently the graders didn't notice that the note is a contemporary forgery.

Re: Contemporary forgeries

Posted: Sun Feb 21, 2016 12:29 am
by Mac
Here is a third example of this forged note.

Provincial Bank of Ireland 30 shillings 1832 contemporary forgery. No. 24542
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And a fourth!
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I have seen another one also, which I will post when I can find it again.

Re: Contemporary forgeries

Posted: Sun Feb 21, 2016 9:04 pm
by Mac
Here is that other PBI forgery of No. 24542.

This forged Provincial Bank 30 Shilling note made it all the way to Scotland, and was the subject of contemporary court proceedings at Edinburgh Balie Court.

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Edinburgh forged Provincial Bank Thirty Shillings Dec 1 1832.