Series C SPECIMEN Notes

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Series C SPECIMEN Notes

Post by billyf1 » 12 Oct 2018 00:40

Hi again, folks, apologies to The Governor, and the rest of you for breaching Rule 11,

an honest mistake, and I wasn't aware that any notice was being sent to me (I still can't see any notices).

Anyways, I am interested in Irish SPECIMEN notes, and find them _so_ hard to come by (for obvious reasons).

Have any of you seen them (Series C only)?
Also, are these notes worth grading (I understand that grading isn't for everyone)?

Hope this post sits within the rules, and generates some conversation.

Thanks.

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Re: Series C SPECIMEN Notes

Post by DOC » 12 Oct 2018 20:57

Examples of C Series specimens are not often seen. Here is a nice example of a £100 Parnell Specimen.
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Re: Series C SPECIMEN Notes

Post by billyf1 » 12 Oct 2018 21:35

That very note is actually in my collection. :)

I'm looking to get the 5, 10, 20.

I will find them, some day.

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Re: Series C SPECIMEN Notes

Post by Mac » 13 Oct 2018 17:59

The Currency Commission and Central Bank rarely gave out Specimen notes.

The only Specimens of C Series notes on the market would be those which were presented to individuals, the designers for example.
Most specimens were on indefinite loan, or ‘safekeeping’ to (generally) banks.

C Series Specimens were printed in the hundreds.

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Re: Series C SPECIMEN Notes

Post by DOC » 14 Oct 2018 20:36

That £100 Specimen is a nice one to own. Interesting to hear the background to the availability of these notes. It appears that not many would be available to collectors.

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