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Series C SPECIMEN Notes

Posted: 12 Oct 2018 00:40
by billyf1
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.

Re: Series C SPECIMEN Notes

Posted: 12 Oct 2018 20:57
by DOC
Examples of C Series specimens are not often seen. Here is a nice example of a £100 Parnell Specimen.

Re: Series C SPECIMEN Notes

Posted: 12 Oct 2018 21:35
by billyf1
That very note is actually in my collection. :)

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

I will find them, some day.

Re: Series C SPECIMEN Notes

Posted: 13 Oct 2018 17:59
by Mac
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.

Re: Series C SPECIMEN Notes

Posted: 14 Oct 2018 20:36
by DOC
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.

Re: Series C SPECIMEN Notes

Posted: 19 Oct 2018 23:23
by billyf1
Thanks guys.

Mac, I'd love to know how you find this information out, the Central Bank had literally no desire to talk to me about it...

Image

Above is the corresponding £50 note, which also resides in my collection.

These notes were quite expensive, but I had to have them.

Re: Series C SPECIMEN Notes

Posted: 21 Oct 2018 20:10
by DOC
Here is an example of a £20 Specimen from this Series with a different signature combination.

Re: Series C SPECIMEN Notes

Posted: 21 Oct 2018 20:53
by billyf1
DOC, do you happen to know who has this note, or where you sourced this image from?

Re: Series C SPECIMEN Notes

Posted: 21 Oct 2018 22:46
by DOC
Sorry, I can't be of much help to you on this one. The image was obtained from the net several years ago. As far as I can recall, the note was not for sale but posted for information purposes.