Roche's Cork Bank

Banknotes issued by Irish Private Banks ca1700–ca1833
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Re: Roche's Cork Bank

Post by DOC » 08 Sep 2019 19:18

Here are examples also of the two design variants for the 1 Guinea notes.
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Re: Roche's Cork Bank

Post by ThePloughman » 27 Oct 2019 01:43

Here is a blank note, with a field for the denomination to be added by hand.
Not sure where this would fit in to the series.
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and another One guinea note of a similar design
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Re: Roche's Cork Bank

Post by DOC » 28 Oct 2019 15:00

A number of different partnerships based in Cork used the name ‘Cork Bank’. The partnerships of Thomas Roberts & Co. and Stephen Roche & Co. appear to be independent and unrelated. However, Thomas Roberts & Co. became Walter Roberts & Co. and eventually Charles Henry Leslie & Co. Details of the notes issued by these related Cork-based banks are given under Cork Bank Leslie’s.

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Re: Roche's Cork Bank

Post by DOC » 16 Nov 2019 14:44

It is curious to note that the watermark on the attached Country Bank Jersey £1 note reads: S & J Roche, Cork. I don’t believe that there was any formal arrangement between the banks. It could be an early example of sustainability :) Rather than waste the expensive watermarked paper after the collapse of Roche’s Bank, it was reused by the printers for the Jersey-based bank?
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Re: Roche's Cork Bank

Post by ThePloughman » 22 Nov 2019 21:50

That is curious. CORK is certainly very prominent on the bill.
Are there any issued examples of this, or could it have been a test print on some left over paper from a dead bank?

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Re: Roche's Cork Bank

Post by DOC » 24 Nov 2019 11:22

Good point there. I could not find an issued example of the Country Bank Jersey note so it may have been a test printing. However, I did find a bond for £5 issued by The States of the Island of Jersey bearing the date 1st September 1840 and having a similar watermark. This suggests the Roche's Bank paper was also used for issued notes.
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