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Interesting banknotes • Seen an interesting note? Post it here!

Posted: 24 Jan 2015 19:06
by Mac
Two Lavery notes with the same serial number :)

This pair of notes have been known for a long time, first noted in Irish Numismatics about 30 years ago.

Currency Commission One Pound 1941 & Central Bank of Ireland One Pound 1976 with same number 79L 022412
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Possibly the highest denomination note ever issued by an Irish bank.
Bank of Ireland 500 Pounds, 1869.
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Posted: 24 Jan 2015 19:08
by Mac
Print errors are interesting too!


Normal One Pound Queen Medb.
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Error
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EDIT:
A Lavery cutting error—my favourite kind of error note.

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Lots more Irish errors on irishpapermoney.com, in the section on Irish error banknotes.

Ploughman error

Posted: 24 Jan 2015 19:08
by Mac
This is the only Ploughman error note I have ever seen or heard of.
Red serial numbers are missing.

Royal Bank of Ireland, One Pound with missing serial numbers
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Lavery £1 Notes Same Serial Number and Date

Posted: 26 Jan 2015 21:50
by DOC
Here is an interesting example of two Lady lavery £1 notes from 1967 with the same serial number and date. The notes appear to be genuine.

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Posted: 26 Jan 2015 21:57
by Mac
@DOC Welcome to the forum!
Interesting indeed.
Hmm. I wonder how that could happen. It might be that one of them could be a replacement for an error on 777886 or 777885, which was set with the wrong number, in error.


Here's a serious rarity, an error on a replacement note :D
A printed fold, causing the date to appear on the back of the note when unfolded. I wonder if this replacement was itself replaced.

Lavery Ten Pounds 1975, replacement note error.
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Austrian note

Posted: 30 Jan 2015 18:23
by Mac
This Austrian 1000 Gulden note from 1841 bears an interesting resemblance to Bank of Ireland notes of the same era. The BoI design first appeared in 1838.


Bank of Ireland One Pound 1881 and Austria 1000 Gulden 1.1.1841
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Last TDLR £50

Posted: 31 Jan 2015 23:20
by Mac
This is the last note printed by De La Rue.

Lady Lavery 50 Pounds 1973
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Posted: 28 Mar 2015 11:44
by Mac
Bank of Ireland One Pound 1943. Northern Ireland issue.

Here's an interesting note I came across recently. It is a Bank of Ireland Pound signed by Adams, which has been counter-signed by Chestnutt and Guthrie, who were both later signatories of the BoI notes (Chestnutt,1960s; and Guthrie, 1970s).

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Bank of Ireland One Pound 1943 with three signatures.

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Posted: 02 Feb 2018 21:52
by Series B notes
These 2 banknotes' dates are exactly 50 years apart! Interestingly enough, they're both in my own collection, and I only realized that the dates were special yesterday, when I was looking through my collection!

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Posted: 07 Apr 2018 10:37
by DOC
This £20 C Series note from 1997 was recently offered for sale on a well known auction site. It is a striking double print error. At first sight, I thought I needed to adjust my glasses :)

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Posted: 09 Apr 2018 00:36
by gaelicyoda
It fetched what to my mind was a nice price too at €250, so it seems to have enjoyed decent support (albeit from a handful of bidders).

I've not seen a print errors such as this one before on a C Series note so I'm guessing they're relatively few and far between.

Definitely a nice and interesting addition to any collection!

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Posted: 29 Sep 2018 11:08
by DOC
Here are a pair of Lady Lavery notes sold recently at the The Whytes Eclectic Collector 9/18 Auction. The 10 shillings and £1 notes are unremarkable apart from the fact that they are autographed by Dr. T.K. Whitaker, former Secretary of the Department of Finance and Governor of the Central Bank of Ireland. He was once voted Irishman of the 20th century. The pair of notes sold for a hammer price of 280 euro which is considerably more than their value without the signature.

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Posted: 06 Oct 2018 23:35
by billyf1
DOC wrote:
29 Sep 2018 11:08
Here are a pair of Lady Lavery notes sold recently at the The Whytes Eclectic Collector 9/18 Auction. The 10 shillings and £1 notes are unremarkable apart from the fact that they are autographed by Dr. T.K. Whitaker, former Secretary of the Department of Finance and Governor of the Central Bank of Ireland. He was once voted Irishman of the 20th century. The pair of notes sold for a hammer price of 280 euro which is considerably more than their value without the signature.
I was bidding on this lot... Didn't win it unfortunately.

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Posted: 08 Oct 2018 00:40
by Mac
Indeed, a nice pair of notes to see turning up.
I haven't seen any autographed by Whitaker before. I wonder if he did many.

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Posted: 09 Oct 2018 20:51
by DOC
I suspect that he did not sign many. It would be good to hear if anyone has any other examples.