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Ploughman Scan Survey (PSS) progress

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Ploughman Scan Survey (PSS) progress

Post#1 » Thu May 21, 2015 4:53 pm

The Ploughman Scan Survey

The question of how many Currency Commission Consolidated (Ploughman) banknotes are likely to have survived, and the proportion of surviving notes for each bank has long been a topic of speculation and discussion. The Ploughman Scan Survey aims to address these questions

A survey is likely the best way to determine the answer. This depends on the collecting community out there recording every note they see, and posting the information. Notes need to be recorded as images to avoid errors in transcription.

I invite members and visitors to post a pic (or link to pictures) of any Ploughman notes they have come across, take a snap with your phone, camera, scanner, whatever and post it here, or email the pic to lists AT irishpapermoney DOT com for inclusion.

Every banknote counts.

EDIT: I've been asked to define the key letter codes I'm using to identify the additions.
£1 notes: BA, Bank of Ireland; HA, Hibernian; MA, Munster & Leinster; NA, National; EA, Northern; PA, Provincial; RA, Royal Bank; UA, Ulster.
£5 notes: use K in place of A, hence BK etc.
£10 notes: use T in place of A, hence BT etc.



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Re: PSS

Post#2 » Thu May 21, 2015 4:54 pm

A progress report thread for the PSS

The Ploughman Scan Survey (PSS) is a continuing survey which seeks to record all the surviving Currency Commission Consolidated (Ploughman) bank notes.

The PSS Changelog and Survey Report Threads are in the Ploughman Survey Forum. Also, the additions listed in this thread are listen there in greater detail. Users need to be Registered to view and post in this forum.



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Post#3 » Thu May 21, 2015 4:56 pm

The first results of the survey will be published shortly in the PSS Survey Report Thread.

These results will comprise exact figures for all the Ploughman notes recorded of each denomination for every bank in the first wave of the survey, and a detailed analysis of these Data. It will give an insight into the possible numbers of notes remaining, and an accurate reflection of the relative rarity of notes of each Type.



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Post#4 » Mon Jun 01, 2015 1:31 pm

April and May were both good months for recording Ploughman notes.
Two sizable collections and several smaller groups were added, with most of the notes being new to the census.

June promises to be good too, with 30+ notes being offered in auction in Dublin, almost all of which are new to the census.

As ever, there continues to be a steady trickle of single notes being sent in, particularly £1 notes.
The percentage of £1 notes recorded continues to rise, and is now over 3% of the total outstanding number of notes.

The survey depends on the banknote collecting community, so keep sending scans of your notes :)



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Post#5 » Sat Jun 20, 2015 11:03 am

The Whytes auction on June 13th added some nice fresh material to the survey, 34 notes which had not previously been recorded.
Most of these were £1 notes.

In addition there will be another collection to be looked at next week, also mostly £1 notes.

A steady trickle of notes new to the census turns up on ebay, a couple a month at least.

Ebay also serves to establish the market price for lower grade common £1 and £5 notes—anything overpriced doesn't sell—with notes in genuine auctions attracting a good number of bids.

Edit 24.06.15: Three more £1 notes recorded — ebay again!
Edit 30.06.15: One £1, and a £5 turned up in an old auction catalogue.



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Post#6 » Wed Jul 08, 2015 6:34 pm

Up to July 8, five new BoI Ploughman £1 notes were seen, all on ebay.
Ebay has proven to be a good source of a steady trickle of new material.

Edit: 24.07.15
One £5 note added, from an ebay listing.
30.07.15
Added a really low grade Munster & Leinster £5 note.



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Re: Ploughman Scan Survey (PSS) progress

Post#7 » Fri Jul 31, 2015 3:03 pm

A few good additions to be made in August — a collection of £1 notes for scanning :)



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Post#8 » Sun Aug 02, 2015 11:45 pm

Provincial Bank Robertson £1 note spotted today on the web, kicks off August.

20 years ago the Robertson signature was considered to be one of the rarer signatures. A good few have turned up since then—still one of the scarcer notes to obtain though.

Edit 07 Aug:
Two more £1 notes recorded off the web.

Edit 08.08.15
Added a collection of £1 notes, 31 notes in all.

Edit 15.08.15
Added four £1 notes this week, all very low grade.

Edit 24.08.15
£5 x 3 , £10 x 1 also added in August.



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Post#9 » Sun Aug 30, 2015 5:12 pm

Added 3 £1 notes today, plus another £1 and £5 which had been recorded long ago but without images. A nice end to August for the PSS.
August has been quite a good month for the Ploughman census, with £70 face value added, mostly in £1 notes.
A detailed breakdown by bank is in the Ploughman Banknote Survey (PSS) section.



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Re: Ploughman Scan Survey (PSS) progress

Post#10 » Sun Sep 06, 2015 1:56 pm

September running total: £66 fv.

September kicks off with the addition of three £1 notes, all from web sources. = £3.

EDIT: 14.09.15 Added 2 x £5, 6 x £1 = £16
EDIT: 16.09.15 Added £1.
It's a slow month..., nothing at all in the bigger auctions this time round.
EDIT: 26.09.15 Added 1 x £5, 2 x £1 = £7

EDIT: 28.09.15
I wrote too soon, Whytes auction History, Literature & Collectibles 17 october 2015 has 26 Ploughman notes in it. Two are already recorded in PSS, leaving 24 notes with a face value of £50.
£1: BA, 8; MA, 2; NA, 8; PA, 1; RA, 1.
£5: HK, 1; NK, 1;.
£10: PT, 1; MT, 1.



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