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01X and 02X One Pound notes, dated 11.3.63

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01X and 02X One Pound notes, dated 11.3.63

Post#1 » Sat Jan 24, 2015 8:02 pm

These Lavery banknotes were issued in 1974, and caused a minor panic at the time (as reported then in Irish Numismatics, and other media) as the notes did not contain a metallic security thread (introduced in 1971), and people thought these notes were forgeries.

In response to a shortage of £1 notes, the notes were issued in 1974, having been printed in 1963 with non-standard prefixes, 01X and 02X.

Interesting indeed.

Central Bank of Ireland One Pound 1963 01X prefix.
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These notes also exist with dark ink date and serial numbers, the mulberry variety.
Not a very good pic on this one, but it does illustrate the difference.

Central Bank of Ireland 1 Pound 11.3.63 01X prefix, Mulberry serial numbers.
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Re: 01X and 02X One Pound notes, dated 11.3.63

Post#2 » Mon Apr 13, 2015 6:09 pm

I've done a quick survey on these to track serial numbers to test if both prefixes were completed.

Both prefixes go well into the 900000 region, so it is pretty certain that the full two million notes were printed for the date, and that they were all issued.

I wouldn't mind having 01X 1000000, if it was printed.



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Re: 01X and 02X One Pound notes, dated 11.3.63

Post#3 » Wed Jun 03, 2015 2:33 pm

These were issued due to a Banking Strike taking place at that time. That's the background for this anomaly.



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Re: 01X and 02X One Pound notes, dated 11.3.63

Post#4 » Wed Jun 03, 2015 10:26 pm

Yes, but the anomaly is their existence in the first place.
Were they printed to be used as replacements, perhaps?



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Re: 01X and 02X One Pound notes, dated 11.3.63

Post#5 » Wed Nov 18, 2015 9:57 pm

Latest update on the survey of the 11.3.63 01X and 02X notes.

Notes have been seen for both prefixes from all the number ranges leading 0 to 9 except for the following areas:
01X 400000 — no notes recorded in this hundred thousand region.
02X 200000 — no notes recorded in this hundred thousand region.Reported, see below!

Highest note recorded is 02X 962538. 02X 977159.
Lowest note recorded is 01X 056159.

From these data, it is reasonable to conclude that all two million 01X and 02X notes were issued.



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Re: 01X and 02X One Pound notes, dated 11.3.63

Post#6 » Mon Jan 04, 2016 11:16 pm

An eagle-eyed visitor just sent a scan of a note filling in one of the missing number gaps:
£1 02X 264777.

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That leaves just the 01X 400000 region.



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Re: 01X and 02X One Pound notes, dated 11.3.63

Post#7 » Sun Mar 13, 2016 9:05 pm

A new highest number has just been reported:
02X 977159.

The survey of these notes is continuing.

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