Bank of Ireland 1929–continuing

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Bank of Ireland 1929–continuing

Post by The Governor » 02 Dec 2017 13:07

Bank of Ireland first Northern Ireland issue.

This design was originated in 1922. The place of payment was changed from Dublin to Belfast for the Northern Ireland issue. Otherwise the design remained largely unaltered.

Four denominations were issued.

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Re: Bank of Ireland 1929–continuing

Post by The Governor » 02 Dec 2017 13:18

The design continued up to 1958, with just one major alteration. One Pound notes had their main colour changed from green to blue in 1936.

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Re: Bank of Ireland 1929–continuing

Post by ThePloughman » 15 Jan 2018 13:23

The £5 note with date 1 October 1958 was the final date of this series, and the last note of this classic design with the row of heads and two statues.
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Re: Bank of Ireland 1929–continuing

Post by Mac » 16 Jan 2018 21:50

Yes, it was the end of an era when this £5 note was issued. The first date of this core design of Twin Hibernias and Mercury Heads appeared in 1838, so the design lasted for around 120 years, a world record perhaps?

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Post by DOC » 02 Mar 2018 23:39

The next Northern Ireland series retained some elements of the classic design with the Mercury Heads but as a less prominent feature. The 1967 issue with printed signature of W.E.Guthrie as agent are scarce, particularly in high grade. The notes of this issue are undated.
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Post by DOC » 09 May 2018 21:56

Here are examples of the £1 and £10 notes from the 1967 issue with the Guthrie signature.
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Re: Bank of Ireland 1929–continuing

Post by DOC » 09 Oct 2018 21:11

A larger format £5 note was also issued in 1968 with HHM Chestnutt as Agent, example attached.
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Post by DOC » 21 Oct 2018 20:30

In 1971 to 1974, a new reduced size note type was introduced with HHM Chestnutt as Manager. The following denominations were issued: £1, £5, £10 & £100. The £100 Chestnutt is scarce in any grade and rare in high grade. Replacement notes are known for all denominations except the £100. Specimen notes are also available to collectors. Examples of the £1 and £5 are attached.
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Post by DOC » 21 Oct 2018 20:32

Here are examples of the Chestnutt £10 and £100.
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Re: Bank of Ireland 1929–continuing

Post by DOC » 24 Oct 2018 22:37

Here are examples of £1 and £5 replacement notes with the Chestnutt signature.
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Re: Bank of Ireland 1929–continuing

Post by Mac » 25 Oct 2018 09:33

Have we seen £10 replacements of these?

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Post by DOC » 25 Oct 2018 20:46

Good question.
PMI reports a range of up to 006170 for the £10 Chestnutt replacement note, so presumably at least 1 example (006170) is known. However, I have not seen one myself. It would be great to hear from someone who could provide a scan of this replacement note. Based on observation, this would appear to be a very rare note.

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Re: Bank of Ireland 1929–continuing

Post by Mac » 27 Oct 2018 17:06

Some of these small issue replacement notes acna be very tough to find in any grade, especially if they predate the mid-1970s, before people were looking for them in an organised manner.

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Post by DOC » 24 Nov 2018 17:27

From 1977 to 1981, a new note type was introduced with ASJ O'Neill as Manager. The following denominations were issued: £1, £5, £10 & £100. Replacement notes are known for all denominations except the £100. Various types of specimen notes are also available to collectors. Examples of the standard issue notes are attached.
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Re: Bank of Ireland 1929–continuing

Post by DOC » 24 Nov 2018 17:34

Here is the £1 note with O'Neill signature.
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Re: Bank of Ireland 1929–continuing

Post by DOC » 28 Dec 2018 11:20

Here is an example of a replacement £10 note issued in 1977. Replacement notes are also known for the £1 and £5 notes of this issue but scans are hard to find !
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Post by DOC » 19 Jan 2019 18:12

In 1983, a new note type was introduced. The O’Neill notes now bear the word Sterling in the promissory text and the ‘£’ sign is added to the value numerals. This change was made to reflect the breaking of the fixed link between the Pound Sterling and Irish Punt in 1979. The following denominations were issued: £1, £5, £10, £20 & £100. The £20 denomination was a new addition to commemorate the 200th Anniversary of the founding of the Bank and was the first time the denomination was issued since 1929.

Standard issue, replacement and specimen notes of various types are available to collectors. Examples of the standard issue £1 and replacement £1 are attached. These were the last £1 notes issued by the Bank bringing an end to a denomination issued by it for more than 180 years.
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Re: Bank of Ireland 1929–continuing

Post by DOC » 05 Feb 2019 19:09

Here are examples of the Sterling Type £5 notes with the O'Neill signature, standard type and replacement. The £5 replacement note is quite scarce.
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Re: Bank of Ireland 1929–continuing

Post by DOC » 17 Feb 2019 20:48

Here are examples of the Sterling Type £10 notes with the O'Neill signature, standard type and replacement. Both the standard type and replacement appear to be quite scarce and the replacement note is very tough to find in high grade.
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Re: Bank of Ireland 1929–continuing

Post by DOC » 09 Mar 2019 14:11

The £20 denomination was introduced in 1983 to commemorate the Bicentenary of the Bank. The note follows the same general design of the other denominations but includes the following text along the line of Mercury Heads at the top of the note:

Bank of Ireland Bicentenary * two centuries serving progress
1783 * 1983

Standard issue, specimen and replacement notes are known. Images of the standard and replacement notes are attached. These notes are scarce particularly in high grade.
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