Lady Lavery £5 Mulberry Specimen

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Lady Lavery £5 Mulberry Specimen

Post by DOC » 15 Mar 2018 19:50

Lady Lavery notes with mulberry serial numbers are well documented on the Irishpapermoney site. Interestingly, this variety is also seen for specimen notes. A scan of a 1963 specimen £5 note with mulberry serials is attached. An example with standard red serial numbers from 1964 is included for comparison.
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Re: Lady Lavery £5 Mulberry Specimen

Post by Mac » 16 Mar 2018 15:14

That is very interesting!
The mulberry tone on the note is quite strong also, a very attractive example.

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Re: Lady Lavery £5 Mulberry Specimen

Post by ThePloughman » 31 Mar 2018 23:52

The mulberry makes for a really pretty specimen, and a nice variety too.

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Re: Lady Lavery £5 Mulberry Specimen

Post by Mac » 27 Oct 2018 23:33

Here is a pic of a mulberry £1 note specimen I came across recently.
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Re: Lady Lavery £5 Mulberry Specimen

Post by DOC » 28 Oct 2018 10:48

That is a nice example of a mulberry note. By way of contrast, here is an example of a specimen note of the same date with red serial numbers.
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Re: Lady Lavery £5 Mulberry Specimen

Post by ThePloughman » 28 Oct 2018 23:46

I guess as specimens have the mulberry colored ink the Central Bank and printers were ok with its occurrence on the currency.

Anyone seen a £10 mulberry specimen?

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Re: Lady Lavery £5 Mulberry Specimen

Post by DOC » 29 Oct 2018 19:45

I have not seen a mulberry £10 specimen but examples probably exist. I recently spotted a £100 mulberry specimen where the serial numbers have a mulberry tone. By way of contrast, also attached is a scan of a specimen with red serial numbers.
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