Last recorded prefixes of Irish C Series banknotes

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Last recorded prefixes of Irish C Series banknotes

Post by Mac » 27 Nov 2016 17:07

The last recorded prefixes of the Irish C Series notes are as follows:

£5: 15.10.99 • ZVN, no known hanging sequences.
£10: 02.07.99 • VMU, leaving a hanging sequence with W; X; Y; Z unrecorded for_MU. MPN was also left hanging for a long time, until it was recorded for 13.01.98.
£20: 09.12.99 • MWV, no known hanging sequences.
£50: 08.03.01 • YRR, leaving a hanging sequence with ZRR unrecorded.
£100: 22.08.96 • FAK, leaving a hanging sequence with CAK; DAK; EAK unrecorded.

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Re: Last recorded prefixes of Irish C Series banknotes

Post by JohnnyQ » 24 Apr 2019 19:28

Did anyone ever get any reason for switching from the first half of the alphabet to the latter half? It seems to have been done at short notice. I have a good few packaging cards that had been prepared for the old prefixes then changed for the new ones. For example two £20 cards prepared as EBF and issued as SMP. Also ACF issued as VMP. £10 prepared as BCA and KBA issued as WMN and XMN.

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Re: Last recorded prefixes of Irish C Series banknotes

Post by JohnnyQ » 24 Apr 2019 19:37

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Re: Last recorded prefixes of Irish C Series banknotes

Post by DOC » 25 Apr 2019 19:50

That is interesting and looks like it happened in a hurry. I never did hear why. I wonder was it a measure to combat counterfeiting?

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Post by Mac » 29 Apr 2019 20:45

We never did come up with a reason for that.

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Post by JohnnyQ » 30 Apr 2019 19:44

In case you haven’t seen the packaging before, the crude red star on the card is put there by The Central Bank to indicate that the block had replacement notes in it.

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Post by Mac » 30 Apr 2019 19:51

Yes, we used to chase those stars in the old days of the C Series ;)

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Re: Last recorded prefixes of Irish C Series banknotes

Post by JohnnyQ » 30 Apr 2019 20:06

The good old days! Hahaha

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