1928 Lavery notes

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Re: 1928 Lavery notes

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The best grade 1928 £20 note I have seen is VF. Mostly, the notes turn up in VG to Fine.
1928 examples of all the other denominations have been seen in high grade.

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Only one 1928 date was issued for the £50 Lady Lavery notes, 10.9.28. This is the only date issued by The Currency Commission for this denomination and as such is highly sought after by collectors. The printage figure for this denomination was low (ca.10,000) with only one prefix Y/01.

A few high grade examples such as the one attached are known but are seriously expensive. Lower grade notes occasionally appear on the market providing an opportunity for the dedicated collector to obtain an example of this key note in the Lavery Series.
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The above note is one of two AU grade examples I have seen.
Printage for the 10.9.28 was exactly 10,000 notes, as the first note dated in 23.3.43 is number 01Y 010001.

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Mac wrote:
25 Apr 2020 20:13
The above note is one of two AU grade examples I have seen.
Printage for the 10.9.28 was exactly 10,000 notes, as the first note dated in 23.3.43 is number 01Y 010001.
Interesting to hear that the printage figure is now accurately established for 10.9.28. Number 9433 is also known in AU. Does that mean that 9432 has not been seen to date?

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Yes, 009432 is still unrecorded, presumed out there.

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Only one 1928 date was issued for the £100 Lavery notes. These notes bear the date 10.9.28 and have fractional prefix Z/01. It is likely that the full printage of Currency Commission Lavery £100 notes was 10,000, but less than 4,000 were released in 1928 with fractional prefix. The remainder were issued in 1937 over four dates with linear prefix.

The 1928 Lavery £100 is highly prized by collectors as it is the first date and one of the rarest types. A high grade example (Z/01 003567) sold at auction in 2009 for 21,280 euro. At the time this was a record price for an Irish Government issued banknote. Another high grade example, number Z/01 003568 is attached.
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