has anyone seen a similar banknote

Banknotes issued by Joint Stock Banks prior to 1929
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has anyone seen a similar banknote

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I wonder what it is, when you take a good look, you can see the mirror image of the Bank of Ireland one pound note
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It is the reverse side of a Bank of Ireland £1 note.
Looks like G/88 prefix, which would put it sometime in 1908 or 1909, date is 17 Feb.

The paper is wrong though—it is not watermarked, and it is straight cut.
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so it is not a banknote,
so I assume it is something that has come into contact when printing banknotes.
does it make sense?
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Here is the front!
I just spotted it on ebay.
It is a print of a banknote or a print out from a scan. A modern reproduction. It could be from the 1970s or 80s.

I think the person listing it on ebay believes it to be genuine. I sent him a pm to the effect that it is a reproduction.
The details, date and number look to be genuine, so it is a reproduction of an actual note.

Interesting, but probably not worth much more than a couple of Euro, especially as there might be lots of them out ther!

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Nice find !
It is clear that the paper is wrong.

Interesting though that the details of the note appear to be correct.
Someone may have the genuine version of this note in their collection.
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It looks to be actually printed.

It may be a print from the Bank of Ireland Arts Centre museum in Foster Place from the 1980s. At one stage they had a facility whereby visitors could print a facsimile of an old note, though it was a note from the 1830s, previous design, that I remember seeing at the time.

Those were the days, when banks had visitor centres, and archives that could be visited!
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