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Highest standard issue prefix and serial number of each denomination

Posted: Sat Jan 24, 2015 7:54 pm
by Mac
The highest serial number recorded so far for A Series notes are as follows:
If anyone has higher numbers, please post a picture of the note, or email it to:
lists AT irishpapermoney DOT com


10/- • 6.6.68, 89P 998359 —updated 24.08.17
£1 • 30.9.76, 79L 744480 —updated 27.02.16
£5 • 5.9.75, 04B 970000
£10 • 2.12.76, 51D 994310
£20 1976 • 24.3.76, 13G 097951
£50 1975 • 16.4.75, 04Y 023568
£50 1977 • 4.4.77, 10A 005616
£100 1975 • 10.4.75, 03Z 088625
£100 1977 • 4.4.77, 02B 094705

If anyone has a banknote with a higher serial number, please post an image of it, and I will update this list.
Do not post serial numbers without an image of the note!

Pictured notes highlighted in orange.

£1 note highest number

Posted: Sat Jan 24, 2015 7:56 pm
by Mac
The highest numbered £1 note recorded so far.
EDIT: 08.09.15 Not any more! A new highest numbered note has turned up, see posts following.

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Central Bank of Ireland, Lavery One Pound note 1976, highest number seen so far.

I found this in an envelope recently, put aside in the late 1990s, the highest number I'd seen then, and still the highest now.


The highest numbered £5 note.
Available data from the Central Bank of Ireland indicates that this is the highest-numbered £5 note.

Central Bank of Ireland 5 Pounds 1975 highest number.
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10 Shilling 1968

Posted: Fri Jan 30, 2015 11:11 am
by Mac
There are higher numbered notes out there!

10 Shillings 6.6.68, highest number recorded.

Re: Highest standard issue prefix and serial number of each denomination

Posted: Tue Sep 08, 2015 7:52 pm
by Mac
The highest numbers are being rolled back!
I just got an email from a visitor who has spotted a £1 1976 with number 79L 663263. It's an unused note, so likely out of a run. Getting closer to the end of the 79L prefix now.

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Re: Highest standard issue prefix and serial number of each denomination

Posted: Sun Feb 28, 2016 12:01 am
by Mac
A new highest number Lavery £1 note has been spotted by a member! No. 79L 744480, dated 30.9.76. A decent grade note too, at around Ef by the looks of it.

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Lavery £1 note, highest number seen.

I saw the note today, and it weighs in at AU.

Re: Highest standard issue prefix and serial number of each denomination

Posted: Fri Aug 25, 2017 8:22 am
by Mac
A slightly higher numbered 10 shilling note has been sent in:
It increases the number bracket by a couple of hundred notes to 89P 998359.

Re: Highest standard issue prefix and serial number of each denomination

Posted: Sat Sep 02, 2017 1:12 am
by ThePloughman
I wonder if the 1,000,000 note for 89P was kept. Did people know about them then.

Re: Highest standard issue prefix and serial number of each denomination

Posted: Sun Sep 03, 2017 6:32 pm
by Mac
It is one that might have been kept.
Collectors certainly knew about them then.