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Early Bank of Ireland Contemporary Forgeries

Banknotes issued by Joint Stock Banks prior to 1929
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Early Bank of Ireland Contemporary Forgeries

Post#1 » Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:38 pm

Some of the earlier Bank of Ireland notes seem to be only available as Contemporary Forgeries, like this £1 note from 1821.
Have the genuine examples been cataloged?

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Re: Early Bank of Ireland Contemporary Forgeries

Post#2 » Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:21 pm

There is at least one Genuine example of this design that I know of (dated 9 Oct 1819), and a couple of contemporary forgeries which have been 'adjusted' to appear genuine—these are easy enough to spot if you get a good look at them, although they have both been 'graded' and encased by one of the grading companies.

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