Irish Euro Notes - Europa Series

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Re: Irish Euro Notes - Europa Series

Post by JohnnyQ » 08 Apr 2019 22:31

News confirmed now that The Central Bank of Ireland will stop printing notes for good by June. 😔

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Re: Irish Euro Notes - Europa Series

Post by DOC » 09 Apr 2019 19:46

Disappointing and significant news indeed. Surprising how this has happened under the radar. :(

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Re: Irish Euro Notes - Europa Series

Post by leonard » 12 Apr 2019 20:41

Recently released €20 note with code T006. Collectors should try to source €20 notes in UNC. as there may be many codes to collect.

Central Bank of Ireland have announced that they will cease bank note production this month (April 2019).

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Re: Irish Euro Notes - Europa Series

Post by DOC » 14 Apr 2019 11:30

Interesting point Leonard. There could be some scarce codes to collect as The Central Bank of Ireland winds down production. Two new plate codes have recently been observed, T001 and T006, to add to the original issue of T002 and T005. The updated table for Irish Europa Series notes is attached.
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Re: Irish Euro Notes - Europa Series

Post by DOC » 11 May 2019 22:30

Radar serial numbers are those where the number reads the same forwards as it does backwards. As euro notes have 11 digits (Series 1) or 10 digits (Series 2) in the serial number, true radars are rare. The chances of finding one are less than 1 in a 100,000 and given restrictions regarding the serial numbers of euro notes, the odds in practice of finding one are even lower than this.

I have only seen 1 Irish euro note with a radar serial, photo attached. If you see one in change, keep it. It is likely to be worth considerably more than face value :)
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Re: Irish Euro Notes - Europa Series

Post by Mac » 17 May 2019 16:03

Interesting to get a radar Euro note, and an Irish one at that!

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Re: Irish Euro Notes - Europa Series

Post by DOC » 09 Jun 2019 10:00

A solid serial number is one where every digit is the same. Notes with solid serials are sought after by collectors. Given the number of digits on euro notes and the rules surrounding acceptable numbers, solid serial euro notes are mega rare.

I have seen only one example of a solid serial number on a euro note. The example attached is a 5 euro note printed in Italy with serial number SE1111111111. If you see a solid serial number, keep it. Needless to say, it would be worth more than face value :)
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Re: Irish Euro Notes - Europa Series

Post by Mac » 11 Jun 2019 14:48

That's a very nice find!

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Re: Irish Euro Notes - Europa Series

Post by DOC » 15 Jun 2019 11:34

For the Europa Series notes issued by The Central Bank of Ireland, the following solid serial numbers are allowed and within the serial number range actually printed: TA2222222222 (10 euro) and TC2222222222 (5 euro). The odds on finding one are extremely low but worth keeping a look out for :!:

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Re: Irish Euro Notes - Europa Series

Post by DOC » 01 Aug 2019 21:39

I recently came across an unusual 10 euro note in change with prefix FA (example attached). On checking it out, I found that the F prefix is for Printer Oberthur Fiduciaire AD (Bulgaria). This illustrates the peculiar logic of the Europa Series. Euro notes of this Series are printed for the ECB rather than for any particular country. So the FA 10 euro note circulating in Ireland is a note printed in Bulgaria, a non-Eurozone country, for the ECB !
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