Issued Three Pound Notes

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Issued Three Pound Notes

Post by Mac » 01 May 2016 00:55

Three Pounds is one of the more sought-after denominations. A rare denomination.
Bank of Ireland £3 notes are the rarest.

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Re: Issued Three Pound Notes

Post by Mac » 01 May 2016 13:31

National Bank £3 note.

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An older Provincial Bank £3 note.

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An older National Bank Three Pound Note.
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Post by Mac » 14 Aug 2016 16:37

This is the earliest Bank of Ireland £3 note that I have come across.
The scarcest Bank of Ireland notes tend to be from this era, when the bank was starting to add branch names to its notes. This banknote lists Carlow and Kilkenny as branch offices.
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Bank of Ireland Three Pounds 1846.

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Post by DOC » 23 Jun 2018 11:01

It appears that the Provincial Bank of Ireland may have adopted the £3 denomination before the Bank of Ireland. A £3 Provincial Bank proof is known with the date 1826.
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Re: Issued Three Pound Notes

Post by ThePloughman » 04 Jul 2018 00:49

There is supposed to be a very early Ulster Bank 3 Pounder also, 1840s I think.
Mac wrote:An older National Bank Three Pound Note.
@Mac. Something wrong here, the picture is gone!

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Re: Issued Three Pound Notes

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@Ploughman
Thanks for that, well spotted. I was moving some of the furniture around and changed the pic urls! :oops: Fixed now.

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Re: Issued Three Pound Notes

Post by DOC » 26 Mar 2019 22:44

ThePloughman wrote:
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There is supposed to be a very early Ulster Bank 3 Pounder also, 1840s I think.

Yes, here is an example of an issued £3 Ulster Bank note cut in half. The note is signed by John Raphael and dated 5th November 1845. These notes are extremely rare.
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Re: Issued Three Pound Notes

Post by Mac » 27 Mar 2019 15:39

I'd like to have the other half of this one!

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Post by DOC » 06 Jul 2019 11:32

Here is an example of a £3 note issued by The Hibernian Joint Stock Bank in 1829. The promise to pay the bearer on demand after 6 months is unusual :o
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Re: Issued Three Pound Notes

Post by Mac » 08 Jul 2019 20:49

DOC wrote:
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The promise to pay the bearer on demand after 6 months is unusual
A post bill that looks like a banknote. Maybe the Hibernian bankers thought that Bank of Ireland would let them get away with issuing them!

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Re: Issued Three Pound Notes

Post by DOC » 13 Jul 2019 21:26

The Hibernian Bank made an earlier attempt to circumvent the Bank of Ireland’s monopoly for note issue within 50 miles of Dublin. In 1826, it issued tokens without a promissory statement. Issued examples of £1 and 30 Shillings tokens are known but to date the £3 token is only known in proof form (attached). The Bank of Ireland also objected to this issue and The Hibernian Bank was forced to withdraw it :!:
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Re: Issued Three Pound Notes

Post by DOC » 17 Aug 2019 16:36

The Belfast-based Joint Stock Banks were never enthusiastic issuers of £3 notes. No examples of £3 notes are known for the Northern Banking Company in either specimen or issued form. However, it is possible that £3 notes were issued given that the Bank issued £4 notes.

No issued examples of £3 notes are known for the Belfast Banking Company although it appears that £3 notes were prepared as part of the Original Issue (1827-1850). Evidence for this is provided by a £3 proof printed in the early 1920’s using printing plates from the Original issue.
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Re: Issued Three Pound Notes

Post by Mac » 17 Aug 2019 22:08

It appears that only the larger banks with an all-Ireland branch network issued the £3 denomination over a prolonged time period.
From research into quantities issued, the denomination was a lesser-used one, similar in circulation to £10 and £20 notes.

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